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Dangerous miscalculations
Since the trade war began in 2018 the damage done to the global economy has been surprisingly slight. America has grown healthily and the rest of the world has muddled along. But this week the picture darkened as the confrontation between America and China escalated, with more tariffs threatened and a bitter row erupting over China’s exchange rate. Investors fear the dispute will trigger a recession, and there are ominous signs in the markets—share prices fell and government-bond yields sank to near-record lows.https://www.economist.com/leaders/2019/08/08/dangerous-miscalculations?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/dangerousmiscalculationsuschinatrade&fbclid=IwAR2kMxaQ29x3NwYBug6B1lUEjwRz7gO42DHeCqHun9_aXIKSlHf4Bgssi9w
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Former FBI Profiler Contradicts Trump...
Former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole contradicted President Trump's assertion that mental health is a major factor in mass shootings. "Mental health is not the problem," she told CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett. O'Toole, now the program director for the Forensic Science Department at George Mason University, spoke with Garrett on this week's episode of "The Takeout" podcast.https://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-fbi-profiler-contradicts-trump-on-role-of-mental-health-in-mass-shootings/
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Barbers Get Black Men Talking About Mental Health
Stephan “Step the Barber” Swearingen and his staff of barbers do more than just operate clippers. The four-member team at Plush Midtown Barber and Beauty Salon in Atlanta banters with customers about sports while ESPN is on TV, politics as they check Twitter and Instagram on their phones, music that’s playing over the Bluetooth speakers, and the lunch menu from the food truck that dropped by. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/barbers-black-mental-health-lorenzo-lewis_n_5d4890b0e4b0d291ed0542b1?utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&utm_medium=facebook&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&utm_source=main_fb&fbclid=IwAR3zcvGvc5oo3tVUd4OyRYfYBxlhOOriGiPFiGhqmu_pABdvhcaYlyFyVFs
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Growing up under China's One-child Policy
China's one-child policy ended in 2015, but we're just beginning to understand what it was like to live under the program, says TED Fellow and documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang. With footage from her film "One Child Nation," she shares untold stories that reveal the policy's complex consequences and expose the creeping power of propaganda.https://www.ted.com/talks/nanfu_wang_what_it_was_like_to_grow_up_under_china_s_one_child_policy?utm_campaign=social&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_content=talk&utm_term=global-social%20issues&fbclid=IwAR0dXZvSf7ueJNolAF5y04pkaM4byGK2oUWoSxnrLXLZ0yZygbtTLv0X-Tw
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US pulls out of Cold War-era pact with Russia
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) was signed by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. It banned missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 km (310-3,400 miles). But earlier this year the US and Nato accused Russia of violating the pact by deploying a new type of cruise missile, which Moscow has denied.https://www.wegatherapp.com/create/discussion
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Crown Casino will face an integrity investigation
Crown has been the subject of a Nine News investigation that made a series of allegations about the company's conduct and its relationship with government agencies. Key points: The Department of Home Affairs says it has "stakeholder arrangements" for the quick processing of short stay visas Its agreement with Crown ran from 2003 to 2016 Crown is facing allegations about the company's attempts to attract Chinese gamblers to Australia Attorney-General Christian Porter said there were "sufficient concerns" to warrant further examination and he had referred the matter to the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-30/home-affairs-deal-crown-casinos-to-fast-track-chinese-visitors/11365068?fbclid=IwAR0dkgLyjZR7Fc3J5m-XXb4HbTpSkcBEwdfBOY68CkgL6wv3G8lVvqSD78w
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‘God is the ultimate’: Trump talks about his faith
Watch it here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/god-is-the-ultimate-how-trump-talks-about-his-faith/2019/02/07/bbf892c8-c5d2-46f2-8b93-395fa4aa5dc4_video.html?utm_term=.7f7293e9d42e
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Trump Made Another Ugly Attack On Democratic Women
It didn’t receive a rebuke from the House, but President Donald Trump did something else this week, apart from his racist tweets against a quartet of Democratic congresswomen, that many saw as ugly and contrary to American values. Addressing the furor at a press conference on Monday, Trump hurled another line of attack against the four lawmakers, accusing them of “hating” the United States and suggesting they leave the country if they’re not happy here.https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-squad-racist_n_5d2f3441e4b085eda5a54e6e?section=politics&utm_source=main_fb&utm_campaign=hp_fb_pages&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR156E91fQjiC_33HHwIS0YviucDf0UFMKpO2k8cvZE8neSqENJmLO_onjc
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NASA leadership shakeup due to Trump's Deadline
The head of NASA's human exploration program was abruptly demoted from his job as the space agency faces a deadline from the Trump administration to send Americans to the moon by 2024. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine informed agency employees in a memo Wednesday night that NASA veteran Bill Gerstenmaier would no longer be leading the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Instead, Bridenstine said, Gerstenmaier will serve as special assistant to NASA's Deputy Administrator Jim Morhard.https://edition.cnn.com/2019/07/12/politics/nasa-leadership-role-shakeup/index.html?utm_source=fbCNN&utm_term=link&utm_content=2019-07-13T01%3A29%3A08&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR3jMoaUlg3C6lKeZGloB7aWrwM5ncGyJdgOmkt49v5P7MzoNZ_4FBdcjDU