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August 17, 2017

The Daily Cut: Trump councils dissolved | Hicks named | Philippines killings | Nigeria bombings | Hawaii crash

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the dissolution of his manufacturing and business advisory councils, the American Manufacturing Council and Strategic and Policy Forum. On Twitter, Trump said, “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” On Wednesday morning, […]

August 16, 2017

The news changed, but the spin on North Korea didn’t

On Tuesday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un had reviewed plans to fire four missiles towards the island of Guam, a U.S. territory, and did not give orders to fire, saying he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees.” […]

August 11, 2017

Slant 101: North Korea’s plan to fire missiles near Guam

On Thursday, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported details of a North Korean plan to fire missiles into waters near Guam. If the provisional plan is carried out, North Korea would launch four locally produced Hwasong-12 missiles, which would travel 2,086 miles in 17 minutes and 45 seconds, according to the report. The missiles […]

August 11, 2017

The Knife Daily Cut: Kenya | US destroyer | Yemen drownings | New Orleans flooding | Diplomats in Cuba | North Korea

International election observers from the European Union, The Commonwealth and the U.S.-based Carter Center called Wednesday’s general election in Kenya “credible” and “transparent.” Preliminary results show incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta in the lead. Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who co-leads the Carter Center’s election observer team, said at a press conference in Nairobi […]