It’s Friday, and here are five things to know for your New Day.
2. Tax reform
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she believes that the Democratic National Committee was “rigged” in favor of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 primary.
3. Sanctuary cities
Another day, and more allegations. Kevin Spacey is now facing a series of accusations from employees on the set of the Netflix show “House of Cards.” Eight people who currently work on the show or have worked on it in the past told CNN that the star turned the set into a “toxic” work environment through sexual harassment and abuse. One former production assistant told CNN that Spacey sexually assaulted him during one of the show’s early seasons. Earlier this week, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making sexual advances to him when Rapp was 14 years old.
President Trump dusted off his “America First” speech and took it to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. The President issued a strong rebuke of trade practices that he feels harm American workers. But, like he did yesterday in China, Trump said he didn’t blame business leaders in the Pacific Rim – he blamed his predecessors. He said the US wasn’t going to be “taken advantage of” anymore.
4. North Korea
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will start transporting Hurricane Maria survivors from Puerto Rico to the US mainland. Priority will be given to the 3,000 people still living in shelters more than a month after the storm hit the island. Many evacuees may end up in New York or Florida. Puerto Rico’s governor selected the two states, which have large Puerto Rican populations. FEMA hasn’t flown such a huge number of people out of a disaster zone before, and the operation will take awhile to set up, so it’s unclear when flights will start.
Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page privately testified Thursday to lawmakers that he mentioned to Jeff Sessions he was traveling to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign – as new questions emerge about the attorney general’s earlier comments to Congress about Russia and the Trump campaign.
5. Frankfurt evacuation
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Nobody likes wedding crashers, unless its country star Luke Bryan, who took a break from taping “American Idol” to shake it up at a reception in Georgia.
Just plain nuts
Nutella changed the recipe for its popular hazelnut cocoa spread and fans are straight up freaking out.
Walk this way
The rise of self-driving cars could eventually make jaywalking legal since the cars would (theoretically) slow down for a person crossing the street.
Double the trouble
Yes, Twitter doubled the character limit for tweets, but no, you don’t have to be annoying when using them.
How to get through jury duty
If you find yourself toiling through jury duty with the ex-leader of the free world, book signings are OK, but don’t even think about getting a selfie.
NUMBER OF THE DAY
The number of jobs that reportedly could be wiped out in Baltimore if Netflix ends production on “House of Cards” for good.
That’s how many Americans said close friends or family members had shared stories about sex harassment or assault on social media, according to a CNN poll. CNN hosts a town hall on sexual harassment at 9 ET tonight.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“There are no words to describe the sadness. …”
AND FINALLY …
He’s a keeper