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Trump declines request to lower flags in memory of Capital Gazette shooting victims

Source: The Capital Gazette

President Donald Trump has declined a request from Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley to lower American flags in honor of the fatal shooting of five employees of The Capital Gazette newspaper last week.

Through Maryland's congressional delegation, Buckley put in a request to the White House over the weekend to lower the American flags.

Gov. Larry Hogan ordered Maryland state flags to be lowered to half-staff from Friday through sunset on Monday. Buckley had said he hoped having the American flags lowered, too, would help keep national attention on the attack.

Trump has ordered flags lowered for previous mass shootings, including in May after the deaths of 10 people at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, and the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, in February that left 17 dead.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/trump-declines-request-to-lower-flags-in-memory-of-capital-gazette-shooting-victims/ar-AAzv18p





Yasemin Jamison rests her head on Carol Geithner's shoulder during a candlelight vigil on Friday, June 29, 2018, at Annapolis Mall for the five Capital Gazette employees slain during a shooting spree in their newsroom.

Mexico elects left-leaning populist as president to chart a new course

Source: USA Today

Mexican voters upended the country's political order Sunday, according to exit polls, by supporting a left-leaning populist as the next president who vows to make changes.

The candidate of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), José Antonio Meade, conceded defeat on television to Andrés Manuel López Obrador soon after the polls closed at 9 p.m. Eastern. The exit-poll survey by Consulta Mitofsky projected López Obrador had a 16 to 26% lead over his nearest rival, conservative Ricardo Anaya. Meade finished third, according to the survey.

López Obrador, 64, commonly known as AMLO and making his third bid for the presidency, held a commanding lead in the polls ahead of Sunday's vote.

The former mayor of Mexico City has promised to “uproot corruption,” increase social spending and pursue a different approach to crack down on drug cartels – even floating the idea of amnesty for those involved if not accused of serious offences.

López Obrador had cast his ballot early in the day, saying, “More than an election, it’s going to be a referendum. People will decide between more of the same or real change.”

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/07/01/mexico-votes-president/749379002/





The President-elect of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. A new beginning?
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