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Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ remake shares its first cast photo

The Sharks and Jets made a rare civil appearance together in the first look at Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” remake. After three years of pre-production incubation, Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment production company shared an official cast photo Monday. Front and center are “Baby Driver” breakout Ansel Elgort as Tony and Rachel Zegler, a high school…MORE

Supreme Court hands Democrats a win in Virginia racial gerrymander case

In a victory for Democrats in Virginia, the Supreme Court held Monday that the Republican-led Virginia House of Delegates did not have the legal right to challenge a lower court opinion that struck several district maps they had drawn as an unconstitutional racial gerrymander. This means court-ordered maps that favored Democrats will continue to be…MORE

Manufacturing takes a sharp turn for the worse

A key indicator of the health of the manufacturing sector tanked in June, suggesting that business sentiment around new tariffs is starting to bite. The Empire State Manufacturing Survey, which measures how factories in New York State view the state of their business, fell much more than expected in June: a record 26 points, to…MORE

India is escalating a trade fight with America. It’s a high risk strategy

India’s decision to slap new tariffs on American goods over the weekend escalates a trade battle with the United States that may not be worth fighting and could backfire. The Indian tariffs on 28 US products including almonds, apples and some chemicals went into effect Sunday. While New Delhi says the heightened duties are in…MORE

Airbus bests Boeing on day one of the Paris Air Show

Airbus kicked off the Paris Air Show by unveiling a new jet and announcing orders for over 100 new planes. Its chastened rival Boeing was meanwhile stuck playing defense over the 737 Max. The recent divergence in fortunes of the world’s dominant planemakers was on full display at the biennial industry beauty contest, where the…MORE

Fashion icon and artist Gloria Vanderbilt dies at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt died Monday morning, according to her son, CNN’s Anderson Cooper. The fashion designer and socialite was 95. Vanderbilt died at home with friends and family at her side. “Gloria Vanderbilt was an extraordinary woman, who loved life, and lived it on her own terms,” Cooper said in a statement. “She was a painter,…MORE

Measles cases in United States rise to 1,044

The measles outbreak in the United States continues to grow, with the number of cases this year now reaching 1,044 as of Friday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those cases have been confirmed in 28 states. The states that have reported cases to CDC are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida,…MORE

Fact-checking Trump’s ABC interview

In an extensive interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday evening. President Donald Trump made several factual blunders and repeated many of his favorite incorrect claims. Here’s a look. In touting his policies to expand defense spending and strengthen the military, the President took credit for improving the Department of Veterans Affairs, specifically expanding…MORE

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