daily links: june 2018

6.4.18
USA Today—Supreme Court rules in favor of baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple, but the decision does not settle the issue as to whether providers of commercial services can discriminate against people on religious grounds
CBS News—Trump disinvites Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from White House over anthem protests
ABCnews.com—Apple previews next versions of iOS and macOS
NBC News—ABC cancels Roseanne revival after the star posts a racist tweet
CNN.com—Microsoft acquires coding platform GitHub for $7.5 billion
BBC News—Bill Clinton has written a thriller about a cyber attack on the White House with author James Patterson


6.5.18
NBC News—Sterile neutrinos detected for the first time, but still need further experimental confirmation
ABCnews.com—Miss America eliminates the swimsuit portion of the competition
CBS News—Bayer to retire Monsanto name after merger
USA Today—Longtime Starbucks CEO stepping down
BBC News—Emirates Airlines testing planes with virtual windows
CNN.com—Bill Gates giving away copies of his favorite new book to all 2018 college graduates


6.6.18
ABCnews.com—Google shareholders reject proposal to link diversity hiring goals to executive pay
CNN.com—Mexico imposes $3 billion worth of tariffs on US goods in response to Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum
BBC News—Amazon and eBay halt sales of certain connected smart toys due to privacy concerns
NBC News—Discovery Communications pays $2 billion for rights to PGA events
CBS News—Solo could be the first Star Wars film in the history of the franchise to lose money
USA Today—Cadillac promises self-driving features on all models by 2020


6.11.18
CBS News—Supreme Court ruling will allow states to continue aggressive purging of voter rolls, which disproportionately affects poor and minority voters who tend to vote Democratic
CNN.com—Billions of dollars of wealth wiped out after hack of South Korean cryptocurrency exchange
BBC News—The US is once again the home of the world's faster supercomputer
ABCnews.com—Google pledges not to use AI for weapons or surveillance. We totally believe you, dudes.
USA Today—IHOP changes its name to IHOb as it pushes burgers as part of a menu revamp
NBC News—Advertisers abandon Samantha Bee's show after she uses a female epithet on Ivanka Trump


6.12.18
CBS News—Judge approves AT&T/Time Warner merger without conditions
CNN.com—Company invents new method for creating concrete that traps CO2 emissions rather than releasing them
USA Today—Seattle bows to Amazon and rescinds corporate tax aimed at alleviating the city's homeless problem
NBC News—Chef Anthony Bourdain dies at 61 of suicide
BBC News—First Bond girl Eunice Gayson dies at 90
ABCnews.com—Domino's Pizza paying cities to fill potholes in a few cities in exchange for emblazoning the fixes with its logo


6.18.18
CNN.com—This year's gubernatorial elections could have big consequences in light of the Supreme Court's decision not to rule on gerrymandering
ABCnews.com—Trump wants the Pentagon to create a new branch of the military: the Space Force
NBC News—All four living former first ladies condemn Trump's policy of separating children from their parents at the border
USA Today—WHO classifies video game addiction as mental health disorder
BBC News—Gene therapy reverses paralysis in a rat
CBS News—Firefighters accused of using firehouse to make porn


6.19.18
USA Today—Migrant mother seeking asylum in the US sues Trump after being separated from her 7 year old son at the border
ABCnews.com—US withdraws from UN Human Rights Council
CNN.com—GE removed from the DOW after being part of the index since it was founded over a century ago
NBC News—Hundreds of Methodists, including many clergy members, file formal complaints about Jeff Sessions with the church over his backing of the policy that separates immigrant families at the border
BBC News—Elon Musk says a disgruntled worker has been sabotaging his Tesla factory
CBS News—CBS inks five year deal to develop new Star Trek properties


6.20.18
CNN.com—Trump signs executive order undoing HIS OWN POLICY of separating families at the border, but it's still not clear how the thousands of families that have already been broken up will be reunited
BBC News—EU to launch a series of retaliatory tariffs against the US on Friday
NBC News—Disney raises its bid for Fox in face of rival bid from Comcast
USA Today—Northeastern University to give Echo Dots to all students starting this fall
CBS News—Marijuana will be legal in Canada starting on October 17
ABCnews.com—Instagram unveils YouTube challenger


6.21.18
ABCnews.com—Trump considering merger of the Education and Labor departments
CBS News—Melania Trump wears jacket emblazoned with the words "I Really Don't Care" during trip to visit camps where migrant children have been separated from their parents
USA Today—Supreme Court ruling will allow states to collect sales tax on a broader array of online purchases
BBC News—Koko the gorilla dies at age 46
CNN.com—ABC continuing reboot of Roseanne without Roseanne
NBC News—Intel CEO resigns after consensual affair with employee is brought to light


6.22.18
CBS News—The long game is revealed: Trump will allow families to stay together, but wants the ability to detain them indefinitely. Follow the money folks—the private prisons setting up these nouveau concentration camps on the border are going to rake in our tax dollars bigtime.
NBC News—Supreme Court rules that authorities must have a warrant in order to request cell phone location data from telecommunications companies
BBC News—MTV rebooting Daria
CNN.com—SpaceX lands $130 million military launch contract
ABCnews.com—Massachusetts' governor's son accused of sexual assault on a commercial flight
USA Today—Netflix executive fired over repeated use of the n-word


6.25.18
USA Today—Orlando airport to start using facial recogniztion tech on all international travelers
CNN.com—FDA approves the US's first cannabis-based drug
BBC News—Game of Thrones co-stars celebrate wedding at Scottish castle
ABCnews.com—Chevy bringing back the Blazer, which hasn't been manufactured since 2005
CBS News—Retailers discourage drug users from shooting up in bathrooms by using blue light bulbs, which make it difficult to see veins
NBC News—Han Solo's blaster prop from Return of the Jedi sells for $550,000 at auction

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