Global Immigration

“Tensions between Italy and France as ministers meet on immigration” – The Local

“French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe urged Italian leader Matteo Salvini on Monday to drop his “posturing” on immigration and help find a European response to the issue.” Read More

“A dozen facts about immigration” – Brookings Institute

“The United States has been shaped by successive waves of immigration from the arrival of the first colonists through the present day. Immigration has wide-ranging impacts on society and culture, and its economic effects are no less substantial.” Read More

“With Kavanaugh, Supreme Court to decide pending cases affecting more than 1 million immigrants” – USA Today

“When Justice Brett Kavanaugh settles in for his first week on the Supreme Court, he will inherit cases that will determine the short-term fate of more than 1 million immigrants and possibly change the course of the nation’s immigration system for decades.” Read More

Tech

Why Some Amazon Workers Are Fuming About Their Raise” – New York Times

“Last week, Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president in charge of operations, stood on a ladder in a warehouse near Los Angeles and announced to employees that Amazon was raising pay for its vast blue-collar work force.” Read More

“Google Pixel 3 phones launch during privacy storm” – BBC Tech

“Google has launched its latest smartphones under the shadow of a data exposure scandal. The Pixel 3 handsets introduce new photography features including a much higher-quality digital zoom than before.” Read More

“Lyft taps Obama’s transportation secretary to lead policy and advise founders” – TechCrunch

“Lyft  has hired Anthony Foxx, who served as President Barack Obama’s transportation secretary from 2013 to 2017, to lead its policy efforts, Bloomberg’s Eric Newcomer first reported. Foxx, who was formerly the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, is officially the chief policy officer and senior advisor to Lyft’s founders, Lyft President John Zimmer and Lyft CEO Logan Green.” Read More

Entertainment

“TV Ratings: ‘Walking Dead’ Hits Premiere Low, ‘Doctor Who’ Grows With Jodie Whittaker” – Hollywood Reporter

“The AMC series draws its smallest 18-49 rating for a premiere in its history, while Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Doctor improves on the show’s last-season premiere.” Read More

‘Venom’ Flies To Near $90M; ‘A Star Is Born’ Has Rhythm With $51M As Monday Fall Holidays Propel Box Office” – Deadline

“A Columbus Day holiday in the Northeast and Canada’s Thanksgiving fired up yesterday’s grosses with Sony’s Venom grossing $9.6M, a record for a Monday in October besting Gravity‘s Columbus Day Monday of $6.2M, while Warner Bros.’ A Star Is Born remained at a sharp pitch with $6.8M.” Read More

“Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2019 Nominees: Def Leppard, Janet Jackson & More” – Billboard

“Early Tuesday (Oct. 9) morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for induction into the 2019 Rock Hall class. Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, Todd Rundgren, Rufus & Chaka Kahn and the Zombies are all potentially up for induction at the March 29, 2019, ceremony in Brooklyn, NY, at Barclays Center.” Read More

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