Nightly Brief

Your Friday night briefing from the staff of Courthouse News

Top CNS stories for today including the American economy slowed considerably from April to June but still beat expectations as the Federal Reserve looks ready to slash interest rates next week; Europeans don’t seem worried about recession, with household income and consumption both up in the first quarter of 2019; Democrats and environmentalists vilified a Trump administration plan to open up Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument to development in areas that once enjoyed protection, and more.

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National

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1.) The American economy slowed considerably from April to June, but still beat expectations as the Federal Reserve looks ready to slash interest rates next week.

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

2.) Most Democrats agree on the big issues that need solving: health care, climate change and defeating President Donald Trump. But they remain divided on progressive policies needed to get there.

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3.) Any origin story about South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from his memoir “The Shortest Way Home” to any number of glossy magazine profiles, will dedicate some time to how Silicon Valley values have shaped his political priorities in Indiana.

(Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

4.) Democrats and environmentalists vilified a Trump administration plan announced Friday to open up Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument to development in areas that once enjoyed protection.

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5.) Sprint agreed Friday to divest parts of its prepaid wireless business for federal approval of its $26.5 billion merger plans with T-Mobile.

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

6.) Interlaced with 76 mentions of impeachment, the House Judiciary Committee asked a federal judge Friday to let them access secret grand jury material from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

International

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7.) For much of the year, experts have been warning a global economic slowdown is on the way – with some even using the R-word. Europeans don’t seem worried about recession, with household income and consumption both up in the first quarter of 2019.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

8.) Aiming to calm a situation that has developed into the most dangerous peacekeeping mission in United Nations history, the Trump administration on Friday announced plans to sanction people and groups impeding the peace process in Mali.

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