Thursday, May 10, 2018

Spokane rethinks math ed, Uber wants flying cars, Trump and Kim Jong-un will meet and morning headlines

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NEWS: Spokane Public Schools is trying out a new math curriculum in line with federal Common Core standards, a departure from how Spokane students used to learn math.

DRINK LOCAL: Is wine drunk different than tequila drunk different than beer drunk? Science says probably not, but we still think it's true. Plus: the four types of drunks you will encounter.

LAUGHS: Hannibal Buress' tenure with Saturday Night Live lasted for all of one sketch, and he quit a writing gig with the show 30 Rock after six months. But the stand-up comedian has still managed to rack up quite a TV credits and film roles. He's doing stand-up in Spokane tomorrow evening at the Knitting Factory. Buress has a role in the Spokane-set movie Tag, which comes out June 15.

IN OTHER NEWS

Why do we go to the hospital?
Lots of reasons, including kite-related injuries, accidentally consuming wiper fluid, inhaling a kazoo and, obviously, shark attacks. (Spokesman-Review)

Up up and away
Uber hopes to launch flying cars in five years. (The Verge)

When an accused child molester gets to ask the questions
In most states, people accused of child-sex crimes are restricted in how or if they can represent themselves at trial in order to prevent them from cross examining their alleged victims. In Missouri, no such law exists. (Riverfront Times)

Jeans, a T-shirt and a gun
In New York City, plainclothes officers have been involved in a disproportionate number of civilian deaths, nearly one-third, since 2000. (The Intercept)

American prisoners in North Korea released
Three Americans were freed from captivity in North Korea and greeted by President Donald Trump. The president announced Thursday on Twitter that he will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. (New York Times and The Guardian)


The president will see you now
Trump's personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, reportedly banked $2 million for his advice to major corporations on how to gain access to the president. (New York Times)
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