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Republican Party, Bernard Law, Virginia: Your Wednesday Briefing

• Best of late-night TV Jimmy Fallon joked that the broadly unpopular Republican tax overhaul was “payback for the majority of Americans who voted for Hillary Clinton.” Continue reading the main story • Quotation of the day “Like Celine Dion, poutine was once mocked and underappreciated in Quebec.” — Nicolas Fabien-Ouellet, a professed “poutinologist” from Montreal who presented an academic paper arguing that Canada had culturally appropriated a dish so quintessentially Québécois that it amounted to theft. Poutine consists of French fries, cheese curds and gravy. Back Story Eighteen years ago today, Portugal handed Macau back to China after ruling it as a colony for 442 years. The move came two years after Britain handed back Hong Kong, which had made Macau the last European colony in Asia. Portugal offered to return the territory in the 1970s, but China’s leaders demurred because they feared losing a trading link to the outside world, The Times reported on the eve of the 1999 handover. […]

Live Briefing: Las Vegas Shooting Live Updates: Multiple Weapons Found in Gunman’s Hotel Room

The gunman recently bought several weapons.Christopher Sullivan, general manager of Guns & Guitars, a gun shop in Mesquite, Nev., said confirmed that Mr. […]

Israel’s Ex-PM Olmert Released From Prison

His departure from office in 2009 ended the last major Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts and ushered in the era of Benjamin Netanyahu.Continue reading the main storyOlmert was a longtime fixture in Israel’s hawkish right wing when he began taking a dramatically more conciliatory line toward the Palestinians more than a decade ago. He played a leading role in Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005 and became prime minister in January 2006 after then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a debilitating stroke. He resigned amid a corruption scandal that clouded his administration.A gifted orator, Olmert broke a series of taboos while in office — warning that Israel could become like apartheid South Africa if it continued its occupation of the Palestinians and expressing readiness to relinquish parts of Jerusalem under a peace deal.Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyThank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters.He led his government to the Annapolis peace conference in November 2007 — launching more than a year of ambitious, but ultimately unsuccessful U.S.-brokered talks.Olmert has said he made unprecedented concessions to the Palestinians — including a near-total withdrawal from the West Bank and an offer to place Jerusalem’s Old City under international control — and was close to reaching an agreement at the time of his resignation.Olmert was rushed to hospital with chest pains last month, but doctors ruled out a heart attack. A few days before that, Israel’s Justice Ministry asked the police to investigate whether Olmert committed a “criminal offense” while behind bars.It said a book Olmert is writing touches on “sensitive security issues” and that his lawyer was caught leaving the prison with a chapter on “secret operations” not approved by the censor for publication. Police searched the publishing house of the Yediot Ahronot newspaper, but not the paper itself, over the incident.Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked welcomed Olmert’s release, telling Army Radio he deserved to have his sentence reduced and that “all in all his behavior in prison was very good.”Continue reading the main story […]

13 commonly asked questions about making perfect fresh corn

From buying and storing to cooking times and feeding a crowd, we tackle the myths and tricks for the best corn on the cob. […]

Mountaintop Removal Never Ended: Coal River Mountaineers Fight On

Standing in solidarity with the water protectors on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Coal River Mountain residents already fending off seven square miles of devastating mountaintop removal mining permits are planning a protest on Monday at the Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston, West Virginia against pending permits for a possible expansion of operations by formerly bankrupt Alpha Natural Resources. Yes, Virginia, in 2016 formerly bankrupt coal companies continue to blast away historic Coal River Mountain and adjacent communities. Let’s call it morally bankrupt. And while the presidential campaigns trade “war on coal” slogans, no candidate and few reporters have made a single mention of one of the most egregious environmental crimes and civil right violations in our lifetimes: The enduring health crisis of residents living amid the fallout of mountaintop removal operations. Mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia has never ended–despite decades of local campaigns and a historic petition last year of 200,000 signatures for a moratorium until the federal government could carry out a basic health assessment. Sure, mining has declined, due to natural gas competition, but mountaintop removal mining has never ended–despite the documented health crisis and cancer link from millions of pounds of strip mining explosives, silica dust, and contamination of waterways from pulverized heavy metals. And Coal River mountaineers living in the toxic ruins of the coal industry, with few resources, continue to fight harder and finish off the outlaw ranks of Big Coal, in the words of Goldman Prize recipient Judy Bonds, until they bring an end to this “war on Appalachia.” “From the mountains of Appalachia to the plains of Lakota country to the western ports and pipelines, from Black Mesa to the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic, extreme extraction industries jeopardize the health, water, air, and land of local communities,” said Vernon Haltom, with Coal River Mountain Watch. […]

Chinese Straddling bus? Feh. The American version was higher, faster, better.

In 1969 America went to the moon and got the Landliner. It’s time to build it. […]

Join MPP And Congressman Earl Blumenauer In Vegas On July 16

I received the following e-mail: Please join MPP, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and the Yes on Question 2 campaign committee for a private reception in Las Vegas on July 16. We’ll be hosting an intimate event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the ;Paris Hotel, just off the strip. We’ll be sharing current updates from the campaign to legalize […]