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In other news. . . .

News Headline: “Trump is trying to make it legal to shoot hibernating bear cubs.”
Because of course he is.

From the QT police blotter

News Headline:
“Burglar caught in the act by security camera.”
News Headline: “Three robbers caught red-handed.”

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Headline: Kayaker finds authors of 30-year-old message in a bottle.”
And what the authors of the message were doing in a bottle, we may never know.

Thoughts and prayers in the news

News Headline: “Attack marks 22nd school shooting of year.”
News Headline: “Shooting at Trump golf course in Florida.”
How do you think government response might change if there were 22 shootings at golf clubs?

From the QT news ticker

News Headline: “Is China straight-up bribing Donald Trump?”
News Headline: “Is Trump telling the truth on the Iran nuclear deal?”
News Headline: “The worst EPA administrator ever?”
News Headline: “Why did Pompeo go to North Korea?”
Yes, no, yes, to get to the other side.
See how easy?

QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

News Item:
“. . . was in eminent danger. . . .”
News Item: “. . . pose an eminent danger. . . .”
G.G., a Chicago reader, reminds us that there are times when only the most distinguished of dangers will do.
And does that make it time for QT’s annual reminder that it isn’t “sacreligious,” but “sacrilegious”?


Second Amendment solutions in the news

News Headline: “Trump expresses ‘sadness and heartbreak’ at deadly Texas school shooting.”
You will recall when our politicians sent their “thoughts and prayers” and did nothing.
Those days are over.
Now they offer their “sadness and heartbreak.”
Before doing nothing.

Frontiers of science

News Headline:  “Scientists are preparing to create ‘miniature brains.’ ”
Good planning.
We can’t seem to get enough of them these days.

QT trickle-on economics update

A McDonald’s worker with a median salary would have to work 3,115 years to take home has much pay as the CEO did last year, according to a new study.

This just in. . . .

News Item
“. . . The country is more divided now than it has been since the Civll War, Bloomberg told the graduates. . . . “
As students who weren’t alive in 1968 hear from observers who weren’t paying attention.