Donors weren’t expecting a traditional campaign from Donald Trump, but they weren’t expecting the level of this week’s implosion either. Police arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of killing a woman and injuring five other people in a stabbing attack in London. And a US company got permission to land a spacecraft on the moon.
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US presidential election: Republican donors are panicking over Trump’s “rolling implosion.”
Prospective donors are having second thoughts about getting involved, while those who convinced themselves to get behind Trump are at their wits’ end over his behavior. BuzzFeed News’ Tarini Parti reports.
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The Trump campaign will begin trying to mobilize black Republicans toward their cause this weekend in North Carolina. But it’s a long road ahead. “There was this [cringeworthy] moment every black Republican had about the Mexican judge,” a source briefed on the campaign’s efforts said. The Trump campaign also plans to focus on securing the support of black celebrities, entertainers, and reality stars, BuzzFeed News’ Darren Sands and John Stanton write.
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Trump said Hillary Clinton “should get an award” because she is “the founder of ISIS.” The Republican presidential nominee told a crowd of supporters in Florida that Clinton’s policies as secretary of state helped birth the terror group. The crowd then chanted “Lock her up! Lock her up!”
The New York Times has an unfiltered look at how Trump supporters express their views in angry ways.
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One woman died and five other people were injured in a stabbing attack in central London.
People are calling for a cartoonist to be fired over his “racist” drawing.
The cartoon depicts an Aboriginal child being handed to a drunk Aboriginal man by a police officer. It appeared in The Australian newspaper and was drawn by resident cartoonist Bill Leak. The cartoon comes after footage of Aboriginal children being mistreated in juvenile detention centers in Australia’s Northern Territory shocked the world.
People have taken to social media to express outrage about this cartoon. The Australian
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Extreme weather: Hurricane Earl has made landfall in Belize, Central America, with winds up to 80 miles per hour. (BBC News)
In the workplace: Apple’s employee diversity is improving, but it has a long way to go. The company remains 68% male and 56% white. And for the first time, the US Department of Labor has fined a major poultry supplier for denying hurt workers access to medical care. (BuzzFeed News)
ISIS: A Washington, DC, transit police officer has been arrested for attempting to support ISIS. The 36-year-old is the first US police officer to face a terror-related charge. And Australia is ranked third on the ISIS target list behind the US and France. (Here’s the full report.)