5.25.2018

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5.25.2018
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Need To Know.
Bomb Attack in Canada.
At least 15 were injured when two men set off a bomb in an Indian restaurant in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga late last night. Unlike a number of recent high-profile attacks, the two suspects - captured on surveillance video with masks covering their faces - entered the establishment and said nothing before dropping an improvised explosive device on the floor and fleeing. Authorities said the device appeared to be constructed inside a pail or paint can, and designed to spray shrapnel in the near vicinity. Police were at a loss to describe a motive and the suspects remain at large as of this morning. The attack comes one month after a van attack in downtown Toronto killed 10 and injured 16.

Trump Cancels North Korea Summit.
President Trump called off a highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing what the administration viewed as aggressive posturing in the run-up to the summit. The decision follows statements by North Korean officials that the country would meet the US in a "nuclear showdown" - comments spurred by US officials' comparison between the North Korean regime and the former Libyan regime led by Muammar Gaddafi. The announcement came a day after North Korea claimed to have destroyed its only nuclear test site - which was reportedly witnessed by international media. The summit - for which planning began in March and were slated for June 12th in Singapore - was expected to focus on denuclearization. The North has nuclear weapons and experts believe they are close to developing a robust delivery system capable of reaching the US West Coast. 

Read the President's letter - reportedly written by Trump himself - to Kim Jong Un here

Weinstein Faces Arrest in NYC.
Fallen Hollywood heavyweight Harvey Weinstein will reportedly turn himself in to police in New York City today to face multiple charges of sexual assault. Weinstein, who was one of the most well-known film executives in Hollywood, is accused of raping and assaulting two women. The charges follow the avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations - which totaled over 50 women (see list) and kick-started the #MeToo movement - including revelations that he had settled at least 8 sexual harassment cases over the past two decades. Accusers say Weinstein, who co-founded Miramax before leaving in 2005 to start the Weinstein Company, implicitly used his stature and influence to pressure victims. At least one of the charges stems from an account detailed in a New Yorker piece by Ronan Farrow, who won a Pulitzer for his coverage of Weinstein. 

 
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In The Know.

Politics & World Affairs.

Trump awards Medal of Honor to Navy Seal for 2002 operation in Afghanistan (More)
New European data privacy rules go into effect today, require companies to explicitly ask to collect data (More)
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez splits with deputy Keith Ellison, endorses Andrew Cuomo for NY governor (More)
 

Business & Markets.

50 Tech CEOs meet in Paris at VivaTech conference to discuss leveraging tech for the common good (More)
Jury rules Samsung must pay Apple $539M for infringing on iPhone design patents (More)
US Department of Justice launches probe into bitcoin price manipulation (More)
 

Science & Technology.

Researchers watch human embryonic "organizer" cells direct early chicken embryo formation in human-chicken hybrid structure (More)
Physicists simulate atomic nucleus using quantum computer, one of most complex calculations ever performed using quantum computing (More) | What is quantum computing? (More)
Analysis shows that self-driving Uber vehicle involved in fatal collision with pedestrian in Arizona detected the victim 6 seconds before the crash, but emergency braking system did not warn human driver (More)
 

Sports, Entertainment & Culture.

Morgan Freeman accused of sexual harassment by multiple women (More) | Freeman issues apology (More
Star Wars: Boba Fett film is in the works with Logan director James Mangold (More)
President Trump issues posthumous pardon to heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson stemming from 1913 racially charged conviction (More)
Weekend Reads.

9 Minutes that Almost Changed America. 

Buzzfeed | Kate Nocera, Lissandra Villa. It's not often we think about tragedies avoided, but it's worth reflecting on the GOP practice for the 2017 congressional baseball game - which could've been much, much worse. (Read)


The Reinvention of America. 

The Atlantic | James Fallows. After spending the past few years visiting towns and cities across the US, Fallows says Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself. (Read)


The Eviction Machine Churning Through NYC. 

New York Times | Staff.  An overburden system has no way to deal with the 232,000 eviction cases each year, allowing property companies to game rules designed to protect tenants. (Read, paywall)


Blood Will Tell. 

ProPublica | Pamela Colloff. The 1985 murder of Mickey Bryan left a small Texas town shell-shocked. Her husband Joe was arrested for the crime - but on what evidence? (Read)
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Amazing photos of Indian stunt drivers braving the "Well of Death". 

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Historybook: Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia (1787); HBD Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803); RIP Madam C.J. Walker (1919); Star Wars premieres in theaters (1977); 273 die in Chicago in deadliest aviation accident in US history (1979).
 
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