Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of June 5, 2017)
Gabriella Schwarz / June 9, 2017
Former FBI Director James Comey testified this week on Capitol Hill that President Donald Trump fired him over the Russia investigation and accused the president and his team of lying to the American people. Across the pond, the U.K. election resulted in a hung parliament after Prime Minister Theresa May‘s party failed to gain a majority.
Read more about these two big news stories that dominated the week, as they appeared in The Daily Edition.
1. Comey: White House lied about me, FBI—The Washington Post, Devlin Barrett, Ellen Nakashima and Ed O’Keefe
Top line: “Former FBI director James B. Comey on Thursday used a dramatic appearance before a national audience to sharply criticize the character of the president, accusing Trump of firing him over the Russia investigation and then misleading the public about the reasons for the dismissal.
Trump and his team, Comey said, told ‘lies, plain and simple,’ about him and the FBI in an effort to cover up the real reason for his sudden sacking last month. Comey said that after one particularly odd private meeting with the president, he feared Trump ‘might lie’ about the conversation, prompting him to begin taking careful notes after each encounter.”
Topic to follow: James Comey
2. Hung parliament confirmed after ‘no Tory majority’—The Telegraph, Laura Hughes, Jack Maidment and Barney Henderson
Top line: “A disastrous set of election results have left Mrs May clinging onto power with the Prime Minister forced to pursue a deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to stay in Downing Street.”
Magazine to follow: U.K. General Election 2017
3. Arab nations cut ties with Qatar in new Mideast crisis—Associated Press, Jon Gambrell
Top line: “n that is home to a major U.S. military base, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups and backing Iran.
The decision plunged Qatar into chaos and ignited the biggest diplomatic crisis in the Gulf since the 1991 war against Iraq.”
Topic to follow: Qatar
4. Third London Attacker Named as 22-Year-Old From East London—NBC News, Nick Bailey
Top line: “Police on Tuesday identified the final terrorist as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba from east London, having previously named Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane, both from the east London suburb of Barking.”
Magazine to follow: London Terror Incidents
5. Trump Picks Christopher Wray to Be F.B.I. Director—The New York Times, Glenn Thrush and Julie Hirschfeld Davis
Top line: “President Trump on Wednesday announced that he had selected Christopher A. Wray to be his F.B.I. director, turning to a former federal prosecutor who recently defended Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey in the so-called Bridgegate scandal to lead an agency under a harsh political spotlight.”
Topic to follow: Donald Trump
6. Accused NSA Leaker Reality Winner To Remain In Jail Pending Trial—NPR, Merrit Kennedy
Top line: “Reality Winner, a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor accused of leaking classified information to a news outlet, has pleaded not guilty at a hearing in Augusta, Ga. The judge denied her bail after prosecutors suggested she may possess more secret documents.”
Topic to follow: National Security Agency
7. Iranian military blames Saudis after 12 killed in Tehran terrorist attack—The Guardian, Kareem Shaheen and Nadia Khomami
Top line: “Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have blamed Saudi Arabia for the first terrorist attack claimed by Islamic State in their country, setting the stage for spiralling tensions between the two rivals at a critical moment in the region.
At least 12 people were killed and dozens more injured in Tehran on Wednesday when gunmen and suicide bombers attacked the Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of the revolutionary founder of the Islamic Republic.”
Topic to follow: ISIS
8. Gunman ‘singled out’ victims in Orlando shooting spree—CNN, Jay Croft and Emanuella Grinberg
Top line: “Army veteran John Robert Neumann, Jr. killed five employees of Fiamma Inc. before killing himself, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings said.”
Topic to follow: Orlando
9. Bill Cosby trial Day 5: Expert on sex-crime victims describes how they react—USA Today, Karl Baker
Top line: “Bill Cosby’s trial on sexual assault charges continued for a fifth day Friday as prosecutors called an expert witness to describe how victims of sex crimes typically behave in a manner similar to the way accuser Andrea Constand behaved more than 13 years ago.”
Topic to follow: Bill Cosby
10. WWDC 2017: Everything important Apple announced at its big event—ReCode, Dan Frommer
Top line: “tvOS…watchOS 4…macOS High Sierra…New Macs, including the iMac Pro…iOS 11 including AR Kit and iPad-specific features…iPad Pro 10.5-inch…HomePod: Apple’s new Siri speaker…
Magazine to follow: WWDC & Latest Apple News
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