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“It’s a dark turn.”

Professor Ho-Fung Hung from Johns Hopkins University reacting to news police shot an anti-government protester in Hong Kong; the 18-year-old man survived (as of Wednesday) after emergency surgery. Protesters have taken to the streets since June against what they see as a crackdown by China on Hong Kong's unique civil liberties. The protests - violent at times - happened on the 70th anniversary of communist party rule in China, challenging the party's stronghold.
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“Ultimately, this is a fundamental matter of fairness and equity that is well past due.”

CA Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a bill allowing the state's college student athletes to sign endorsement deals to profit from their name and likeness by 2023. The National Collegiate Athletic Association policy prohibits college athletes from profiting financially from their student athlete status. This law forces the issue to the forefront, daring the NCAA to suspend CA teams from play or change its rules.
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“I’m concerned with aspects of the Committee’s request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State…”

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo challenging the tone, logistics and substance of the House Foreign Affairs Cmte. request to hear from State Dept officials as part of the House's impeachment inquiry into Pres. Trump. Despite Sec. Pompeo's letter, several officials will appear before the cmte. this week.
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“North Korea’s message is clear: Our capacity to cause trouble is increasing by the day.”

Senior dir. of Korean studies at think tank National Interest, Harry Kazianis, on news North Korea fired at least one missile shortly after announcing it will resume nuclear non-proliferation talks with America. Negotiations between Pres. Trump & the North Korean leader ended without an agreement in February. A future meeting is TBD.
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“I didn’t feel like I was compromising anything by saying yes.”

Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato, who is now the first female pro scout in the history of the National Hockey League. She joined the league's newest team in Seattle, officially entering the league during the 2021-2022 season. The Team U.S.A. women's hockey gold medalist said she previously had other opportunities but didn't feel she could take them with a husband who traveled for work & two young children.
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