Your Evening Briefing
President Donald Trump’s now-twice convicted ex-campaign manager agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of potential collusion with Russia. But the web of legal jeopardy surrounding Trump extends far afield. Here’s an updated primer on the lawsuits, investigations and prosecutions facing him, his family, his business, appointees and associates.
Here are today’s top stories
Joining a growing list of cooperators in Mueller’s criminal inquiry, Paul Manafort will likely be quizzed about a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Kremlin-backed attendees who promised to offer damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
America’s college studentsare ditching literature, language, history and education studies in favor of majors in computers, math or statistics.
Forget overpopulation. Humans are near the point where they will no longer be reproducing enough to expand global headcount, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.
What’s Luke Kawa thinking about? The Bloomberg cross-asset reporter has a warning for any investors who think the Fed may hold off on rate hikes: think again.
What you'll need to know tomorrow
- This Nobel laureate says the stock market could head even higher.
- Manafort’s plea deal was more bad news for a huge U.S. law firm.
- Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh denied a sexual misconduct allegation.
- One of the world’s biggest YouTube channels just got sold.
- The San Francisco Fed picked a longtime insider as its new chief.
- Venezuela raised its minimum wage 3000 percent, and mass firings followed.
- Governors’ races are looking especially good for Democrats.
What you’ll want to read tonight
Space tourism is now a reality, if you have the cash. Elon Musk just announced that he will send a passenger around the moon, and while only a handful of space tourists have ever escaped earth’s pull, mankind’s final frontier feels closer than ever. Here’s a look at who’s gone up, and what comes next.
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