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The Memo: Trump frustrations grow as pressure rises

berkovitz_tobeThe Hill
quoting Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

“President Trump’s frustrations are reaching a new intensity as federal and congressional probes into alleged links with Russia burrow deeper into his inner circle…”

Expert quote:

“You look at the polling and it appears that his base is saying, ‘Hit ‘em back and hit ‘em back harder.’ ”

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Mass. high court curbs police authority to detain illegal immigrants

Patriot Ledger
quoting Karen Pita Loor, School of Law

The state’s highest court has ruled that Massachusetts court officers – and potentially all state and local law enforcement officials – do not have the authority to detain people suspected of being in the country illegally, even if asked to do so by federal officials…”

Expert quote:

“I read this to be much broader than court officers.”

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From Political Star to ‘a Sacrificial Object’ in China

FewsmithNew York Times
quoting Joseph Fewsmith, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

All the political stars seemed aligned for Sun Zhengcai to be promoted to a top national post in China at the Communist Party’s congress this fall…”

Expert quote:

“…was just the wrong guy in the wrong place.”

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Crave the quirky? Here are six unusual places to stay

ModyLos Angeles Times
quoting Makarand Mody, School of Hospitality Administration

Seeing the Grand Canyon might be on your bucket list, but sleeping in an underground cavern 200 feet below the Earth’s surface confers some major bragging rights…”

Expert quote:

“There are many people who are perfectly happy with tried and tested accommodation … and have little desire for quirky accommodation.”

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