[HOT] – Spain, J.F.K., Betsy DeVos: Your Evening Briefing


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1. The constitutional crisis of Spain reached a new high on Friday, when Catalonia voted for secession and the Spanish leader fought back by sacking the government of the region, dissolving its parliament and ordering new elections

The next days, as the celebrations turn to the demonstrations in Catalonia and the Spanish government decides its next actions. The prosperous northeastern region has long aspired to independence.


2. Here are some good news : The US economy experienced solid growth of 3% in the third quarter, defying the initial expectations of economists that hurricanes in Texas and Florida would be a blow to the national economy.

"We are at full employment and we are booming, let the good times roll," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.

The White House hopes to announce President Trump's choice for a Federal Reserve Chairman no later than Nov. 3, and the President makes a demonstration of the decision.


3. In the course of the months before a highly scrutinized meeting with the senior officials of the Trump campaign in June 2016, Natalia V. Veselnitskaya, a lawyer Russian, coordinated with the Kremlin, interviews and recordings.

that she was a purely independent actor because she shared information that she believed to be damaging to Democrats. Stephen Blank, a veteran member of the American Foreign Policy Council at a nonprofit in Washington, said it seemed his actions "were coordinated right from the top."

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4. There were no bombs in Thursday's highly publicized publication of documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Conspiracy theorists have not learned much about the grassy mound, a magic bullet or the umbrella man, and little to dispute the long-standing explanation of the government that Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby acted alone. President Trump yielded to pressure from intelligence agencies to withhold thousands of additional documents, waiting for six months of revision

But the documents were still a treasure for researchers and historians who had long sought more complete answers. ]


5. During her first six months as Secretary of Education (19459006), Betsy DeVos focused on religious schools and non-traditional, based on a review of the meetings in which it participated. She met advocates of vouchers and charter schools, as well as religious leaders

The focus is on the alternatives that she has long promoted as a conservative advocate and philanthropist of the school choice


6. Two crucial glaciers in Antarctica, which hold ice that would raise the sea level by almost four feet, s & # 39; accelerate to the sea, pouring a growing amount of ice each year. Such a rise in the level of the ocean would put many of the world's coastal cities under water.

In an animation, you can see the Pine Island Glacier twice release an iceberg of more than 100 square miles

7. CVS Health the chain of pharmacies, is in talks to buy Aetna, one of the largest health insurance companies in the country. The agreement could be one of the largest acquisitions in the history of the health industry.

"The intensified battle to negotiate power and market share will lead companies to make acquisitions across the traditional boundaries of the industry". a professor at the Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan who studies the pharmaceutical industry


8. This is the week-end end of Halloween and our surveillance staff has recommendations if you are in the mood for ghosts, monsters and serial killers

Or maybe would you rather return in Hawkins, Ind. Young people fighting for the demogorgon. The new season of "Stranger Things" was released on Netflix today, and our TV critic says that it is familiar and fun. You can catch up if you need a reminder, and then discuss the first episode of the new season here once you've watched.


9. The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 5-2 in the third game of the World Series, taking a lead of 2-1 in the series.

The slate of Saturday's college football is highlighted by Penn State traveling to the Ohio State, as part of a clash between two of the best teams in Big Ten resurgentes


10. Finally we all like our commentators, and we are proud of the excellent discussions that readers have on our articles. But we particularly liked a comment especially on Thursday.

"Zero optimism that Democrats can ever find hello oh oh you're here you're out oh well let me come to the door I'm chilling my knee and I'm boiling eggs, I'm going to turn off and then do our meeting. "He began, and continued for a good while.

What? The speaker, ChristineMcM, then clarified that she had posted it by mistake using a voice recognition feature on her phone. But we agree with New York magazine that it could have been the "best commentary of the year".

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