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CBC Top StoriesMay 22, 2019
N.Y. passes legislation that could put Trump's tax returns in Congress's hands
New York lawmakers give final passage to legislation that would allow U.S. President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings.



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New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump's State Tax Returns (Int'l Herald Tribune)

Reuters World NewsMay 22, 2019
In latest blow to Britain's May, Leadsom resigns over new Brexit approach
Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet on Wednesday, saying she could no longer support the government's approach after May's latest gambit to pass her Brexit deal backfired.

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Time to resign? UK PM May's final Brexit gambit bombs (Reuters World News)
Resignation calls grow as UK PM May's final Brexit gambit bombs (Reuters World News)

CNBC World NewsMay 22, 2019
House of Commons leader resigns from British government over May's Brexit plan
Andrea Leadsom said she could not announce the new Withdrawal Agreement Bill in parliament on Thursday as she did not believe in it.

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Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit (BBC News Front Page | World)

NPR Headline NewsMay 22, 2019
Democrats To Get DOJ Documents, But Dispute Rages On Between Hill And White House
The Justice Department will begin handing over material to the House intelligence committee in response to a subpoena, Chairman Adam Schiff says. But the broader political deadlock remains in effect.

Int'l Herald TribuneMay 22, 2019
May Faces Calls to Quit Amid Fresh Brexit Revolt and a Resignation
Britain's prime minister is confronting a ferocious backlash over her latest proposals for leaving the European Union, including the resignation of a key cabinet member.

BBC Front PageMay 22, 2019
2019 European elections opinion polls: How are the parties faring?
Brexit Party leads polls for the European elections, with the Tories on course for a historic low.

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Juncker lashes out at 'stupid nationalists' on eve of European elections (CNN World)
Far-right parties hope to undermine E.U. by winning European elections (Washington Post World News)

Washington Post World NewsMay 22, 2019
Deadly clashes erupt in Indonesia after president is reelected
Demonstrators rioted in the capital and burned vehicles to protest President Joko Widodo's victory, despite widespread consensus that the election was largely well run.

Reuters World NewsMay 22, 2019
UK's Javid to see PM May over her Brexit deal: political editors
Britain's interior minister Sajid Javid has asked to see Prime Minister Theresa May, the political editors of the Times and the BBC reported on Wednesday, possibly spelling the end of her premiership as concern builds over her new Brexit deal.

NPR Headline NewsMay 22, 2019
Six Die In Jakarta Riots After President Joko Widodo's Election Win Is Confirmed
Saying he will not tolerate rioting, Widodo adds, "The military and the police will carry out stern actions in accordance with the law,"

FT.com - EuropeMay 22, 2019
Theresa May faces cabinet revolt over Brexit deal
Conservative MPs call for PM's resignation a day after revamped plan unveiled

Int'l Herald TribuneMay 22, 2019
Fed Minutes Show Officials in No Rush to Change Interest Rates
Federal Reserve officials said they are committed to a "patient approach," even if the economy strengthens, according to minutes of their last meeting.

Reuters World NewsMay 22, 2019
Timeline: Theresa May - three tumultuous Downing Street years
Theresa May took over as prime minister when David Cameron bowed out, defeated in the Brexit referendum of June 2016. Since then May's time in Downing Street has been defined by her attempts - frustrated time and again - to get Britain out of the EU.

NPR Headline NewsMay 22, 2019
Shinzo Abe Or Abe Shinzo? Japan's Foreign Minister Tells Media To Change The Order
Taro Kono said he plans to ask overseas news outlets to write Japanese names with the family name first, as is the custom in Japan. But some wonder why the suggestion is coming now.

FT.com - Comment & AnalysisMay 22, 2019
Theresa May's woes take Britain into an uncertain future
The risk of a no-deal Brexit grows as premier's term draws to an end

Int'l Herald TribuneMay 22, 2019
A Pledge to Pay Morehouse College Students' Debt Prompts Elation, Envy and a Host of Questions
Robert F. Smith pledged to wipe out the debt of the graduating class at Morehouse College. Now the students are anxiously waiting to hear what happens next.

NYTimes GlobalMay 22, 2019
Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence
People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence.

BBC Front PageMay 22, 2019
World Cup: Fifa drops plans to expand Qatar 2022 to 48 teams
Plans to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams are abandoned by football's world governing body Fifa.

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FIFA Drops Plan for 48-Team World Cup in 2022 (Int'l Herald Tribune)

NPR Headline NewsMay 22, 2019
Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill? Not During The Trump Administration
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ruled out any changes to the U.S. currency imagery before 2028.

ABC NewsMay 22, 2019
The story behind Pelosi's claim, that White House meeting and Trump's angry comments
Sources tell ABC News that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's remarks accusing Trump of a "cover-up" pushed him over the edge.

NPR Headline NewsMay 22, 2019
Surprise Medical Bills Are Driving People Into Debt: Will Congress Act To Stop Them?
Lawmakers are discussing several measures to solve the problem of unexpected medical bills, which can wreak havoc in consumers' lives. Here's our guide to the current roster of proposed legislation.

Reuters World NewsMay 22, 2019
Joe Biden criticizes Kim Jong Un; North Korea calls Biden 'an imbecile'
North Korean state media slammed former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden for criticizing leader Kim Jong Un, calling the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful "bereft of elementary quality as a human being."

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Joe Biden's campaign responds to North Korea insults using Trump's words (ABC News)

BBC News Front Page | WorldMay 22, 2019
Trump hits back at Democratic 'cover-up' claims
Mr Trump rules out any bipartisan co-operation until the Democrats call off "phoney investigations".

Int'l Herald TribuneMay 22, 2019
Trump Walks Out on Pelosi and Schumer After 3 Minutes
After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a "cover-up," the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped their "phony investigations."

Washington Post World NewsMay 22, 2019
North Korea calls Joe Biden ‘an imbecile' and ‘fool of low IQ'
The state news agency also said that if Biden thinks he is the most popular presidential candidate, it's "enough to make a cat laugh."

NewsweekMay 22, 2019
Trade War Between U.S. and China Could Take up to Six Months Before Making Its Impact Felt
St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard suggested Beijing should accept Washington's demands to resolve the diplomatic impasse.

FT.com - EuropeMay 22, 2019
It is time for Theresa May to stand down
The prime minister's attempt to deliver Brexit has comprehensively failed

NPR Topics: NewsMay 22, 2019
Anti-Abortion-Rights Groups Push GOP To Rethink Rape And Incest Exceptions
The letter, written after Alabama passed a restrictive abortion law, says, "The value of human life is not determined by the circumstances of one's conception or birth."

CNBC World NewsMay 22, 2019
The trade war is forcing China to 'rethink economic ties' to the US
China is considering cutting natural gas purchases from the U.S. in its tit-for-tat on trade, according to the South China Morning Post.

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China Faces New ‘Long March' as Trade War Intensifies, Xi Jinping Says (Int'l Herald Tribune)

BBC News Front Page | WorldMay 22, 2019
Hegerberg wins BBC Women's Footballer of the Year award
Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg is voted BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2019 by fans.

NPR Topics: NewsMay 22, 2019
Binyavanga Wainaina Tells Us 'How To Write About Africa'
The Kenyan writer died on Tuesday. Here is his famously sharp-edged essay, with barbed advice like, "Note that 'People' means Africans who are not black, while 'The People' means black Africans.

NYTimes GlobalMay 22, 2019
A Coast-to-Coast Marriage of American Railroads
The 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad is a good reminder of national unity "if not in spirit, in fact."

Reuters World NewsMay 22, 2019
UK PM May's office disappointed by Leadsom resignation
British Prime Minister Theresa May is disappointed by the resignation of Andrea Leadsom over her Brexit strategy, May's office said on Wednesday, adding that the leader would nevertheless stay focused on delivering Brexit.

NPR Headline NewsMay 22, 2019
Red Nose Day 2019: How Does It Work, Why Is It Being Criticized?
The goal is to raise money to fight child poverty by selling red foam noses and staging celebrity events. But some critics are raising questions about the campaign.

Reuters World NewsMay 22, 2019
Iran in complete control of waters north of Strait of Hormuz: Revolutionary Guards commander
A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that Guards and regular Iranian military forces had complete control of Gulf waters north of the Strait of Hormuz, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

CBC Top StoriesMay 22, 2019
Syrian civil war heats up as U.S. denounces alleged use of chemical weapons
A closer look at the day's most notable stories with The National's Jonathon Gatehouse: Syria's civil war threatens to boil over again with allegations of a chemical weapons attack; Nigel Farage and his Brexit Party are under scrutiny by election officials.



Int'l Herald TribuneMay 22, 2019
Flu Outbreak Prompts Largest Border Detention Center to Stop Processing Migrants
A day after a 16-year-old boy who had the flu died in custody, the Border Patrol found signs of illness among many more migrants detained at a center in McAllen, Tex.

Reuters World NewsMay 22, 2019
No statement from British PM May tonight: UK government source
British Prime Minister Theresa May will not make a statement later on Wednesday a government source said, responding to reports she could resign as early as this evening over opposition to her Brexit deal.

BBC Front PageMay 22, 2019
Sarri would 'want to go immediately' if Europa League final was to decide his future
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri says his future should not be decided by the Europa League final - saying if that was the case "I want to go immediately".

NPR Headline NewsMay 22, 2019
Mnuchin Says He Has 'Not Yet' Reviewed Memo Mandating IRS Turn Over Trump Tax Returns
The Treasury secretary has refused to comply with a House subpoena from a committee chairman requesting the agency turn over Trump's tax returns.

Washington Post World NewsMay 22, 2019
Trump officials brief a divided Congress on escalating tensions with Iran
Democratic lawmakers accuse administration of hyping intelligence to lay path to war.

ABC NewsMay 22, 2019
Feds stop processing migrants at Texas border center after suspected flu outbreak
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is moving migrants out of a processing center in McAllen, Texas, amid fears that many people there have contracted the flu.

Int'l Herald TribuneMay 22, 2019
Mnuchin Dismisses I.R.S. Memo Saying Treasury Must Release Trump Tax Returns
The Treasury secretary said it would be "unlawful" for him to release the president's tax returns to Congress.

Reuters World NewsMay 22, 2019
France: allegations of chemical weapon use in Syria must be examined
New allegations the Syrian government is using chemical weapons must be looked into, the French foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

NewsweekMay 22, 2019
Steven Mnuchin Says Harriet Tubman $20 Bill Will No Longer Come Out in 2020, Because It's Not a Priority
The redesigned bill was supposed to be unveiled in 2020 but has been delayed by eight years.

NPR Topics: NewsMay 22, 2019
Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan Writer And LGBTQ Activist, Dies At 48
The author founded a platform for young Kenyan authors and came out as gay in a place where homosexuality has long been illegal. "Binyavanga was unbound in his imagining," said a friend and colleague.

NPR Headline NewsMay 21, 2019
2-Tiered Wages Under Fire: Workers Challenge Unequal Pay For Equal Work
For years after the Great Recession, employers were reluctant to boost wages. Now a tight labor market is giving workers the leverage they need to demand a larger slice of the nation's economic pie.

MSNBC Int'l NewsMay 14, 2019
Trump is right that tariffs 'helped' GDP growth, but not in the way you want
"The unexpectedly good first quarter 3.2% GDP was greatly helped by Tariffs from China. Some people just don't get it!" Trump tweeted on Monday.
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