Friday US briefing: Six dead as Hurricane Michael tears through south
October 12, 2018
Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s headlines. If you’d like to receive this briefing by email, sign up here. Sign up for the US morning briefing Top story: Storm ‘like atomic bomb’ savages Florida and Georgia Hurricane Michael carved a destructive path through Florida and into Georgia on Thursday, leaving at least six people…
Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s headlines. If you’d like to receive this briefing by email,sign up here.
Top story: Storm ‘like atomic bomb’ savages Florida and Georgia
Beto O’Rourke leaves no stone unturned in Texas senate race
Beto O’Rourke, the charismatic Democrat making a spirited, long-shot attempt at unseating the Texas senator, Ted Cruz, in the November midterms, is known for his attention to detail. So perhaps it should not be entirely surprising that, after he reada story in the Guardianabout Sebastian Esquivel, a Latino man who felt the Texas race “doesn’t really matter”,O’Rourke cold-called Esquivelto help him register to vote.
Bitter election brings wave of political violence to Brazil
The two remaining contenders in Brazil’s contentious presidential election have called for calm aftera series of stabbings, beatings and at least one murderrelated to politics. Journalists and members of the LGBT community have reportedly been targeted by supporters of the far-right frontrunner, Jair Bolsonaro, who was stabbed on the campaign trail in September.
Camila Cabello, the singer behind the inescapable single Havana, won four American Music Awards this week.She tells Rebecca Nicholson how she emergedfrom the girl group Fifth Harmony to become a star in her own right.
The online community dedicated to watching people die
There are 425,000 subscribers to the sub-RedditWatch People Die, which is devoted to sharing videos and GIFs of horrific, violent and tragic deaths. Kieran Dahl asks why so many people seem to enjoy such grim content.
Can climate activists create a ‘green wave’ at the midterms?
The environment rarely figures high on a list of voters’ concerns. TheEnvironmental Voter Projectcampaign group intends to change that by driving millions who care about climate change to the ballot box in November. Oliver Milman reports.
The journalist Jose Antonio Vargas outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay for the New York Times in 2011. The media coverage andpublicknowledge of immigrationremains pitiful, he says.
The news media is running out of time in chronicling a demographic makeover unlike anything this country has ever seen. The estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants don’t live on an island unto ourselves … You cannot separate the documented from the undocumented population.
Three years after their worst finish at a major tournament, the US women’s national soccer team are marching towards the 2019Women’s World Cup. Caitlin Murray finds outhow coach Jill Ellis reinvented the squad.
Aaron Rodgers may be the most talentedNFLquarterback of all time, says Oliver Connolly. So why have theGreen Bay Packersfrittered away his prime?
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