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Breaking: "One dead, 13 injured, gunman killed in mass shooting in Toronto."
Situational awareness: "A transgender activist who won a discrimination lawsuit after her school refused to let her use the girls' bathroom will be TV's first transgender superhero," per AP. "Nicole Maines will star in The CW/Warner Bros.' 'Supergirl.'"
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President Trump loves to brag of doing the biggest, best, most never-been-before acts in history.
"America First is now as much a reality as it is a slogan." CFR President Richard Haass tells me.
As a memorable freeze-frame of these historic, consequential days, check out Haass' catalog of our upside-down, looking-glass world:
And, when it comes to style:
Why it matters, from Haass, whose book has the prescient title, "A World in Disarray":
P.S. "Global economic leaders are pushing back against ... Trump’s latest rants on global trade and currencies, speaking out against higher tariffs while backing central bank independence," Bloomberg reports:
"Meat is piling up in U.S. cold-storage warehouses, fueled by a surge in supplies and trade disputes that are eroding demand," per The Wall Street Journal's Jacob Bunge (subscription):
The upshot: "Growing meat stockpiles may bring down prices for meat-hungry U.S. consumers, along with restaurants and retailers. But slowing overseas sales and rising domestic stockpiles threaten profit for meat processors and prices for livestock and poultry producers."
P.S. Last-ditch effort by Europe to avoid trade war: "Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, will meet Mr. Trump in Washington on Wednesday, in a meeting that EU officials said would be aimed at 'de-escalating,'" per the Financial Times (subscription).
"Trump is determined to make trade part of the midterm discussion — even though many in the White House are skeptical that it is a good issue, particularly in battleground Midwestern states," the WashPost's Michael Scherer and Josh Dawsey report:
"None of this has dampened Trump’s own desire to make himself a centerpiece of the fall campaign":
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A true fan braves a delayed start of the finale Subway Series game between the Yankees and the Mets at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx yesterday.
After WeWork announced it won't serve beef, pork or poultry at company functions, and won't reimburse its 6,000 employees for meals with meat, the N.Y. Times talks to co-founder and chief culture officer Miguel McKelvey:
In the mid-to-late-20th century, the American economy and culture were ripe for 30-year-old men, who — more than European and Japanese — typically landed well-paid careers, bought homes, and supported large families.
Since then, getting ahead has become much harder, Axios' Stef Kight and Harry Stevens report:
Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Union of Concerned Scientists, to the N.Y. Times ("Lawmakers, Lobbyists and the Administration Join Forces to Overhaul the Endangered Species Act"), on a flurry of measures in the last two weeks by Republican lawmakers determined to weaken the 45-year-old legislation:
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Climate change is starting to become a political worry for some Republicans, Amy Harder writes in her weekly "Harder Line" energy column:
"In the absence of a clear favorite to challenge Trump and the Republicans, [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren [D-Mass.] has emerged in just the past few weeks as the de facto leader of the Democratic Party," New York Magazine's Rebecca Traister writes:
"[S]he’ll have to reckon with the fact that she’ll be depicted as the reanimation of Hillary Clinton, no matter the stark differences between the two":
"[T]he Trump administration has given Warren an opening to showcase anew her prickly pugilism."
"With Brexit looming, [British Prime Minister] Theresa May battles Trump, Europe, and her own party," Sam Knight writes in The New Yorker:
"Grown-Ups Fight for Children’s Right to Sell Lukewarm Lemonade: After little lemonade stand vendors are shut down, a movement springs up to protect them. Country Time’s ‘Legal-Ade’" — Wall Street Journal A-hed by Corinne Ramey (subscription):
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