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US-CHINA TRADE WAR. According to US president Trump, a deal with China will happen “when the time is right,” and only after the U.S. is allowed to “make up” ground he says was lost after the formation of the World Trade Organization. President Trump appeared confident in the U.S. economy, saying it’s in a “strong” position while hosting Hungarian leader Viktor Orban in the White House Monday. The Chinese government have warned it’s prepared to “fight to the finish” though they said Tuesday they’ve have agreed to keep talking about their trade dispute. This comes after the Dow Jones plunged more than 500 points from the previous close and fell further from there after China announced its own tariffs on $60B worth US goods. At the end of the trading session, Dow was down 618 points…Read more
- LOCAL/CHICAGO: The CFO of El Chapo’s Sinaloa cartel operation, who was extradited to Chicago in November 2017 is set to plead guilty in a change of plea hearing set for May 29th in front of Chief Judge Ruben Castillo in Chicago district court according to ABC7 report. Check out the new food spots added to the Chicago Riverwalk which outgoing mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand to open Monday.
- NATIONAL: Two floatplanes returning from a tour of Alaska’s Misty Fjords carrying 10 passengers and a pilot, collided in the air Monday leaving five people dead and one person missing. According to reports, the passengers on both planes were from the Royal Princess cruise ship. Also AG Bill Barr has tasked a US Attorney in Connecticut to review the origins of the Russia inquiry.
- WORLD: Alki David, the heir to the Leventis-David Group which holds the majority share in the Coca-Cola Helenic bottling plants and founder of Hologram USA , who made headlines last month when a $11M judgement in sexual harrasment suit was leveled against him, is back in the news again. David was arrested alongside his billionaire business partner Chase Ergen and actor Johnathan Rhys Myers and charged with intent to supply, possession of controlled drugs and importation of a controlled drug into the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis after their private was found with a large amount of cannabis they claim is for their business. In other world news, when planning a coup with high stakes, its always a good idea to make sure all parties involved are all in and won’t waver despite fear, right? Venezuela’s Juan Guaido thought he had a fool proof plan until Chief Justice of Venezuela’s Supreme Court Maikel Moreno, got spooked that Maduro was unto him. This was one of the reasons the coup did not work.
- When Jennifer Lawrence began dating art dealer Cooke Maroney they were very low key with the relationship, compared to her previous “hollywood” relationships. When they got engaged the only photos we saw of the ring were pap shots and over the weekend the couple were celebrated with an engagement party with a garden theme in NYC. The bride to be’s stylists Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson’s instagram account shared photo of her wearing a blush pink dress. They are set to wed later this year but no date reported yet.
- Actress Felicity Huffman tearfully plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud acknowledging paying $15,000 to have someone correct her daughter’s wrong answers, after her daughter completed the test. She told the judge that her daughter knew nothing about the scam to boost her test scores, and that her daughter’s accommodation for extra time on tests was legitimate due to her disability. Prosecutors are recommending $20,000 in fines and a four-month prison sentence. One of the other parents in the college admission bribery scandal, Lori Loughlin, is allegedly estranged from daughter Olivia Jade who may have moved out of her parents home and recently split with boyfriend Jackson Guthy, son of Victoria Jackson and Bill Guthy of Guthy-Renker. Entertainment Tonight is reporting that Loughlin believes she “doesn’t deserve” jail time for her alleged role in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam.
- Whoopi Goldberg is launching her own fashion line. The idea came about after a frustrating shopping search looking for free and flowy” pieces that were both figure-flattering and true to her aesthetic, to wear on vacation. Gigi Hadid fronts Burberry’s new monogram collection campaign.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Confidence, for a lot of people, comes from being able to be comfortable in the space that you exist in, being able to be comfortable in the space that you take up.”
― Yara Shahidi
LOOK OF THE DAY
Charles Melton and Camila Mendes @ “The Sun is Also a Star” LA premiere.
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