Democrats were lining up Tuesday to attack the president's stance on the increasingly tense and violent clashes between police and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Protesters were met by police in riot gearwho used tear gas in the main terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, which had become a base for a movement that's calling for the territory's historic democratic rights to be protected and extended.
Asked by a reporter if the Chinese should show restraint against the demonstrators, Trump said, "We’ll see what happens. But I’m sure it’ll work out. I hope it works out for everybody, including China, by the way. I hope it works out for everybody."
The investigation into how financier Jeffery Epstein was able to apparently take his own life in a federal jail at the weekend will ask whether the two guards tasked with watching his cell were asleep when he died.
Two officials familiar with the investigation told NBC News on Tuesday that this was an active line of inquiry and that no conclusions have been reached by investigators so far.
It also emerged Tuesday that those two guards have been placed on leave, and that Lamine N'Diaye, the warden at the Metropolitan Correction Center, had been reassigned to a different facility.
Epstein's official cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Academia needs to find ways to broaden the dialogue on college campuses so that students, both on the left and the right, understand politics from more than one point of view, according to Matthew Woessner, associate professor of political science at Penn State-Harrisburg and Robert Maranto, from the University of Arkansas.
Social media itself may not cause harm, but for teenage girls it could "disrupt activities that have a positive impact on mental health," according to a new study. So the impact of social media apps need not be negative, but girls should be encouraged to get enough sleep, get exercise and learn to deal with cyber-bullying, the study says.
These really are the dog days of summer. About 50 dogs recently competed in the World Dog Surfing Championship at Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica, California. The competition raises money for various dog-related charities. Congratulations to Cherie, the winner of the competition's Top Dog award.
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