Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Friday.
1. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe could be heading into the home stretch. Mueller has reportedly begun compiling a final draft of his findings into Russian election interference as experts wonder aloud if his clock is ticking in a post-Sessions White House.
2. “I don’t want prayers, I don’t want thoughts.” The distraught mom of one of 12 mainly young people shot in a Thousand Oaks bar has made a gut-wrenching plea for gun control in the US.
3. Theresa May has failed in an attempt to block a court case that could allow a Brexit reversal. That means everything is back on the table.
4. Disney’s CEO has revealed the name and some of the full-on TV shows that its Netflix-busting streaming service plans for next year.“Disney +” looks like being a prequel-fest including new TV series’ for both Loki and Rogue One’s Cassian as well as a new “Monsters, Inc.” animated series.
5. There’s a new chair at Elon Musk’s Tesla. And here are the very ten things you need to know about her.
6. 12 people were shot dead in a Thousand Oaks bar in California. This is everything we know about the shooter so far.
7. Two American billionaires are using Brexit to build a property empire in London. The families see Brexit thus: Uncertainty equals volatility and volatility equals opportunity.
8. China has recruited about 30 bright, patriotic kids to help design and build the first generation of AI weaponry. That’s not the pitch for a Bruce Willis movie, it’s actually happening, the Beijing Institute of Technology says.
9. Google’s CEO has just tried to put the lid back on the company’s notorious party culture. Sundar Pichai’s new rules for drinking at work, comes as Google struggles to deal with sexual-harassment complaints at the company.
10. The scientists who bought us the very viral 2014 video ‘How Wolves Change Rivers,’ are back. Get ready for round two of the “top-down trophic cascade!”
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