Nah nah nah, hey EU

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Nah nah nah, hey EU
June 28th, 2016
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Tuesday in news


A planned pro-EU protest at Trafalgar Square spread to Abingdon Green today outside the Houses of Parliament, giving birth to such memorable moments where Remain protesters started singing "Hey EU" to the tune of "Hey Jude" and "racists out, immigrants in," intermixed with chants of "We ARE European" and "EU, we love you." This display of support came at the same time as three people arrested after showing anti-immigrant behavior and "racial abuse" on a streetcar in Manchester. "The upsetting thing about this is it could've been filmed anywhere in the UK, any year. This is bigger than Brexit," argues The Guardian's Mona Chalabi. "12 year-olds drinking stella are never the best representatives of a nation, but this is still so worrying to see," concludes Benjamin Zand. Meanwhile, in the U.S., Bernie Sanders penned an Op-Ed in the New York Times warning Democrats that Brexit means they "need to wake up."

And now that we're squarely on the subject of American politics, the House of Representatives' Benghazi panel found no new evidence of wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, in which the final report admonished U.S. agencies for not being more prepared but stopped short of concluding much else. "Bang vs whimper? 800-pager ends one of longest, costliest, most partisan congressional investigation in history," points out Washington Post's William Booth. Elsewhere in investigations, the WashPost continues its dogged inquiry into Trump's promised millions to charity: "We found less than $10,000 over 7 years," the Post claims. "Hard to write checks with such tiny hands?" snarks freelancer Martin Beck. Never fear, however, because David Weigel had a ready defense, in the tone of Trump: "Third-rate reporter @Fahrenthold — a real lightweight — has very dishonest story about Trump! Nasty guy." Simultaneously, Margaret Sullivan -- now at WaPo herself -- lambasts CNN's hiring of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as an insult to the press - and women while Crain's New York would like you to know that Trump is the only New York City billionaire to receive a middle-class tax break. Oh-so-relevant: here’s the full transcript of Trump’s speech on trade and American jobs.

In tragedy, two explosions rocked Istanbul Airport, killing at least 36 and injuring 147, while a shooting in Denver, Colorado left one woman in critical condition and the gunman dead.

Question of the day


Our last question asked: A new study reveals that what is happening to Beijing each year? China's capital is sinking 4 inches a year in some places.

Kudos to digital strategy and content producer John Martins for being the very first to answer that correctly! Honorable mentions go out to these fine folks for also getting it right: EJ GertzKay BellLucia A. Walinchus (who warns "Brace yourself for Great Dam of China jokes"), Mark EdwardsCraig Pittman (who suggests renaming the city once known as Peking "Sinking"), Mark Gibbs (who predicts "Following Brexit the yuan will sink even faster"), Sarah Vanunu and Claudine Laforce (who advises "Time to start building a giant ark!").

As for today's question, here it is: This individual, deemed the winningest coach in D1 history, has passed away. Who is it?

Click here to submit your answers to @MuckRack. IMPORTANT: If you choose not to click that link, please include the word "answer" in your tweet so we can find it (the link will automatically do so for you)!

... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

Career Updates
Journo job moves for Tuesday


Your career jumps to know:

  • Big promo: The Seattle Times has anointed Don Shelton (at right) the next editor for the paper. Shelton is currently sports editor there.
  • New role: Anna Maltby is Refinery29's new deputy editor for health and wellness. Maltby previously served as health and wellness director there.
Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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