5.8.2019

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Colorado School Shooting.
One person was killed and at least eight others injured when two gunmen attacked a Colorado school yesterday afternoon. Officials took both shooters into custody - the two were reportedly students at the school, a 1850-student science and technology campus which is home to a mix of elementary, middle school, and high school students and is located just eight miles from Columbine High School. The attack came three weeks after the 20th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, in which two shooters killed twelve students and one teacher - the deadliest mass shooting at a school in US history at the time - and just one week after a gunman killed two and injured four after indiscriminately firing on a classroom during finals at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Police had not yet identified a motive for the Colorado attack. 

A recent survey showed 63% of parents worry about school shootings.
Remain in Mexico Remains Standing.
A federal appeals court ruled yesterday that the Trump administration can continue requiring migrants seeking asylum in the US to remain in Mexico while their cases are decided. The decision from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals - a frequent target of criticism from the President - overturned a lower court's ruling and solidifies a temporary decision it handed down in mid-April. While the lower court said the government failed to sufficiently evaluate dangers faced by migrants while waiting south of the border, the new ruling said the concern was mitigated by Mexico's commitment to allow returnees to apply for work permits. Almost 93,000 migrants were apprehended between ports of entry in March (see stats), almost double the same time last year, while only about 3,260 asylum seekers have been returned in total under the policy to date. 
No Triple Crown Winner.
There will be no Triple Crown winner in horse racing this year as longshot Kentucky Derby winner Country House pulled out of the Preakness Stakes due to an illness. Country House, who was controversially crowned winner of the Derby after Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line first, was disqualified for impeding the progress of other racers after jumping a puddle on the race's final turn (see video). It will be the 10th time since 1932 the Derby winner has not run in the Preakness. The sport's Triple Crown consists of three major races - the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. There have been 13 Triple Crown winners in the sport's history - two of which have come in the last four years, when American Pharaoh (2015) and Justify (2018) brought legendary trainer Bob Baffert his first and second Triple Crown wins. Maximum Security, whose appeal of the disqualification was denied, will also skip the Preakness. 
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> 2019 CMT Music Award nominations announced with Miranda Lambert and Zac Brown Band among nomination leaders with three apiece; read full list which also includes non-country music acts like Boyz II Men and Gladys Knight (More)
> Disney announces new Star Wars films slated for December released in years 2022, 2024, and 2026; Avatar 2 release pushed back from December 2020 to December 2021 (More)
> Comedian Dave Chappelle to be honored with Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; recent winners include Julia-Louis Dreyfus and David Letterman (More)

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Science & Technology.
> Google’s 2019 developer conference kicks off, CEO Sundar Pichai touts AI functions and a renewed emphasis on privacy (More)
> Breakthrough desalination technique can remove salts from brines, typically found in oil and gas drilling, that are up to 7x the salinity of seawater (More)
> New drug shown to lower levels of the protein that causes Huntington disease, a debilitating progressive neurological disorder (More)
Business & Markets.
> US stock markets fall largest amount since January (S&P 500 -1.7%, Dow -1.8%, Nasdaq -2.0%) on continued US/China trade war worries (More)
> March JOLTS report: US job openings increased by 346k to 7.5M, currently 1.3M more job openings than unemployed workers (More) | JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) 101 (More)
> Cruise, General Motors' self-driving car startup, raises $1.1B billion at $19B valuation from SoftBank's Vision Fund and Honda (More) | Uber and Lyft drivers expected to strike today in major US cities (More) | Rideshare giant Lyft beats earnings in first earnings announcement as public company (More)
Politics & World Affairs.
> Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) signs bill banning abortion after first detection of fetal heartbeat, which typically occurs 5-6 weeks into pregnancy (More)
> Congress told it must seek White House approval before receiving documents from former White House lawyer Donald McGahn, despite subpoenas (More) | Report says Trump business tax returns show $1.17B in losses from 1985 to 1994; lawyers dispute claims (More)
> Iran begins scaling back commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, saying other world powers are not doing enough to shield the country from US sanctions; US pulled out of treaty last year (More)
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