This video exhibits the occasions that led as much as Mr. Flynn’s responsible plea, and listed here are 10 key takeaways.
three. President Trump scoffed at reports that he would soon fire Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, tweeting that they have been “pretend information,” and that “I name the ultimate photographs.”
His remarks got here simply hours after Mr. Tillerson flatly denied that Mr. Trump deliberate to exchange him with the C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo, probably by the top of the yr.
Mr. Tillerson described the plan, which was told to our reporters by senior White House officials, as “laughable.”
four. In San Francisco, an undocumented Mexican immigrant was acquitted of murder and manslaughter charges in the killing of Kathryn Steinle, whose demise was invoked by Mr. Trump as justification for his arduous-line immigration agenda. After a 5-week trial, the person was convicted solely of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Ms. Steinle’s demise on the town’s Pier 14, above, additionally fed a fierce debate over whether or not immigrants with out authorized standing — the shooter had been deported 5 occasions — must be handled extra aggressively.
Mr. Trump referred to as the decision “disgraceful,” and renewed his call to build a wall on the border with Mexico.
5. Extra firings over sexual harassment accusations.
Vice Media fired three employees for “verbal and sexual harassment” and it was revealed that a Texas lawmaker, Blake Farenthold, used $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment declare.
Our journalists have now analyzed all the apologies — and non-apologies — issued by the excessive-profile males accused of sexual misconduct.
6. Pope Francis lastly used the word “Rohingya.”
On his final day in Bangladesh, the pope listened to the tales, and held the palms, one after the other, of sixteen Rohingya survivors of persecution in Myanmar, the place he visited this week however didn’t utter the identify.
The pope, in emotional remarks at a big interfaith gathering, above, requested for forgiveness “for the indifference of the world.”
7. A lot of the planet is transfixed by the 2018 World Cup draw that passed off right now on the Kremlin, above. Here’s our analysis. (Germany and Brazil are the present co-favorites.)
Within the U.S., it’s all about our type of soccer, so right here’s a take a look at the weekend in the N.F.L. and a information to the college playoff drama.
Additionally, Tiger Woods is back in action — and is thus far enjoying properly — on the Hero World Problem.
eight. The unique Seven Wonders of the World have been laid out by Philo of Byzantium in 250 B.C., and of these historic seven, solely the pyramids stay.
It’s a superb factor that a new batch of Seven Wonders was selected in 2007. You’ll be able to discover all of them — the Nice Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, Petra, the Colosseum, Christ the Redeemer, Chichén Itzá, above, and Machu Picchu — on this collection of 360 videos.
9. The supermoon shall be seen on Sunday, so let’s begin by explaining what precisely a supermoon is. For that matter, what’s a blood moon, blue moon or strawberry moon?
Right here’s a primer on the science and origins behind these lunar events. You possibly can determine whether or not they’re value late nights or early mornings of moon-gazing.
10. The weekend is lastly right here so right here’s a information to the perfect TV exhibits and films which might be new to Netflix, Amazon and other streaming platforms. (Don’t miss “My Completely happy Household,” above, a drama from Georgia.)
And, if you wish to be a extra knowledgeable citizen, right here’s our choice of 11 great weekend reads.
Lastly, the late-night host Stephen Colbert made it clear he doesn’t assume a lot of the Republican tax invoice.
He even provided a brand new concept for trickle-down economics: It’s when wealthy individuals “throw their cash within the air and dance beneath it for pleasure! Woo! Woo!”
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