Tillerson Denies ‘Rexit’ Rumors
In a rare statement on Wednesday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson declared that he has never considered resigning and reaffirmed his support for President Trump. Tillerson’s address comes after an NBC News story claimed that Tillerson had called the president a “moron” and threatened to resign over the summer. In his statement, Tillerson called Trump “smart.” Read the story from The AP.
Trump Offers Condolences in Vegas
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Las Vegas on Wednesday, where they met with survivors of the mass shooting and praised first responders. Read the story from The AP.
Google Unveils New Products
Competing to make smarter phones, speakers, and cameras, Google debuted new products packed with artificial intelligence on Wednesday. The smart gadgets include the Pixel 2 smartphone, the Home Mini internet-connected speaker, the Pixelbook laptop, a hands-free camera, and wireless headphones called Pixel Buds. Read the story from The AP.
Nobel Prize In Literature
Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize in literature. The British author is known for his novels including “A Pale View of Hills,” “Never Let Me Go,” and “The Remains of the Day.” Describing his writing, the Swedish Academy said, “If you mix Jane Austen and Franz Kafka, then you have Kazuo Ishiguro in a nutshell — but you have to add a little bit of Marcel Proust into the mix.” Read the story from NPR.
Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia
Russia did interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to an investigation by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Chairman Richard Burr said questions remain about the infamous Steele dossier and whether anyone in the Trump campaign was involved. Read the story from The Guardian.