Happy Monday, Brief Listers. Today, we hope Robert Mueller tosses us a bone on Russia, debate Kyler Murray’s life choices and keep our eyes on El Paso.
We’re (back) on shutdown watch this week: The three-week window to discover a compromise for government funding expires Friday, and both sides are no closer to a shared solution on border security. A week after he said El Paso, Texas, was as soon as “one of our country’s most hazardous cities,” President Donald Trump will go to the U.S.-Mexican border for a rally calling for his questionable border wall, a sticking point in the negotiations in Washington. Who else simply happens to be in El Paso, speaking throughout the street at around the exact same time? Potential Democratic governmental prospect Beto O’Rourke, an El Paso native who will lead a protest against the president.
Measles outbreaks in New York and Washington state have officials scrambling to contain a illness eliminated nearly 2 decades ago in the U.S.A.. Washington state stated a public emergency situation after an break out in Clark County infected at least 53 people, primarily kids. Health authorities have long feared a measles outbreak could spread rapidly, provided the cluster of non-vaccinated children: Nearly one in four of the county’s kindergartners did not get all their advised immunizations throughout the year. The New York outbreak is the biggest there in years.
Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s media apology trip is off to a rough start. Northam went on “CBS This Morning” in an interview with Gayle King that aired Monday in an effort to conserve his political profession after reporters exposed a racist photo on his medical school yearbook page.
Northam: “Just 90 miles from here, in 1619, the very first indentured servants from Africa landed on our coasts.”
King: “Also understood as slavery.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s examination into Russian election tampering has cast a shadow over Trump’s presidency, But the public might never discover exactly what Mueller has – or hasn’t – discovered. Though the examination brought charges against some of Trump’s top assistants and exposed Moscow ties, Justice Department rules say Mueller requires to submit just a confidential report when done. William Barr, the guy most likely to be Mueller’s next boss, cast doubt on whether he would let that file be exposed. Those who know him state Mueller, unwilling to speak publicly, is unlikely to do so on his own. That indicates you (and I) may never ever understand if there are juicy information in the report.
There’s a teacher strike in Denver. Frustrated at chronic underfunding of public education, thousands of Denver Public Schools teachers didn’t program up to start the school week. Trading pencils for picket signs, the instructors protested their schools after last-ditch settlements broke down over the weekend. Hundreds of trainees from the 207 schools affected by the strike ditched class and signed up with the instructors in needs for much better settlement. It’s the latest incident in a across the country mobilization of teachers disrupting school systems in hopes of having their voices heard.
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