President Donald Trump taunted Democratic congresswomen in a series of racially-charged tweets, presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke revealed his own family's slave owning history, and two tennis greats battled for victory in a historic Wimbledon final.
Trump on Sunday said progressive congresswomen should "go back" and try to fix the "crime infested places" they "originally came from" before telling the U.S. government how to handle its problems. Then, after his comments were denounced as racist, he doubled down.
Although he did not mention anyone by name in his tweets, the president appeared to be referring to a group of progressive congresswomen, none of whom are white, who have generated headlines and whose influence was recently downplayed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. That group includes Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Three out of four of the women were born in the U.S. Omar, a Somali refugee, moved to the United States when she was 12 and is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
The president's tweets were widely condemned by freshman lawmakers, as well as other congressional Democrats.
Some states and cities have a message for women seeking abortions who live in places where it is becoming increasingly restricted: We're here for you.
New York City and Illinois — spurred by a slew of states that have passed laws recently to limit or ban abortion — are taking action to provide women from out of state with financial and other assistance for easier access to abortions.
"We want it to be clear that Illinois is a beacon for women's reproductive rights," Democratic state Sen. Melinda Bush told NBC News.
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Trump makes the case for editorial cartoonists pretty much every day. Are we ready to let such an important journalistic tradition to die out, Michael de Adder, who says he was fired because of a cartoon satirizing the president, asks in an opinion piece.
For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.
In the end, it was Djokovic who emerged victorious, coming back to beat Federer 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3).
“Unfortunately in these kinds of matches, one of the players has to lose,” Djokovic said. “It’s quite unreal.”
Federer was graceful in defeat.
“It was a great match. It was long. It had everything. I had my chances," Federer said during the trophy ceremony. "But Novak, it’s great. Congratulations, man. That was crazy. Well done."
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