In the middle of a gala British Prime Minister Theresa May put on for President Donald Trump, a tabloid published an interview in which Trump was highly critical of May and suggested one of her political opponents would make a great replacement for her. The comments continued Trump’s method of upending relations with allies on his trip to Europe and England. [Politico]
Topping the news: Survivors of the Parkland, Fla., shooting found a new venue for their “Road to Change” event after the original venue backed out citing security concerns. [Trib] [Fox13] [DNews] [KUER] [KUTV] [ABC4]
→ The Utah State Records Committee ruled that an interview between Brigham Young University police and a former leader of the Mormon Missionary Training Center accused of sexually assaulting a woman decades ago should be made public. [Trib] [KUTV]
→ Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is considering calling a special session after weeks of negotiating with the Salt Lake City Council on the inland port bill. Members met behind closed doors yesterday, and several said talks were close. Herbert could call lawmakers into session next week when they meet for interim hearings. But Mayor Jackie Biskupski is criticizing the work. [Trib] [DNews] [FOX13]
Tweets of the day: From @Mikebattuello: “Hey @TGowdySC, please share the last 7 years of your texts and emails … want to ensure you did not have any negative opinions of Hillary while you were investigating her.”
→ From @MEPFuller: “I honestly think you capture 95% of the Republican Party with an amalgamation of Mitch McConnell and Louie Gohmert.”
→ From @jaketapper: “Apparently we’re back to Congress believing that infidelity says something about someone’s character, is that right?”
Happy Birthday: To Rep. Rob Bishop and former Utah State University president Stan Albrecht, on Saturday to state Sen. Keith Grover and on Sunday to Rep. Chris Stewart.
Behind the Headlines: Tribune reporter Jessica Miller, Washington bureau chief Thomas Burr and editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce join KCPW’s Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories, including one woman’s request for asylum.
Every Friday at 9 a.m., stream “Behind the Headlines” online at kcpw.org or tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM or Utah Public Radio for the broadcast.
In other news: Utah social media accounts saw their number of Twitter followers drop by the thousands as Twitter announced a purge of millions of accounts that had been locked due to inactivity or suspicious behavior. [Trib]
→ A leasing plan from the Bureau of Land Management under the Trump administration would allow for eight times more coal mining near Bryce Canyon National Park, according to an environmental impact statement released by the BLM. [Trib]
→ A 4th District judge ordered Young Living Essential Oils to pay its competitor, doTERRA Inc. about $1.8 million in attorney fees and other costs, saying Young Living acted in “bad faith” in a lawsuit that was lost last year. [Trib] [DNews]
→ Utah could recieve another $60 million in online sales tax revenue following a Supreme Court decision to allow states to collect taxes from online businesses. [APviaTrib]
→ Pat Bagley says that Sen. Orrin Hatch wears multiple faces, and that being just two-faced would be an improvement for Utah’s senator. [Trib]
→ Robert Gehrke says the Utah Gun Exchange’s strategy of following the Parkland students around the country is a poor strategy, regardless of where you stand on guns. [Trib]
→ The president’s unpredictable performance at the NATO summit in Brussels left many European leaders convinced that Trump “plays in a completely different way than the rest of us,” as Danish Defense minister Claus Hjort Frederiksen put it. [Politico]
→ Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is moving from his “VIP” jail cell to a maximum-security detention center in Northern Virgina, although he is still expected to be segregated from the general prison population. [Politico]
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