Economic Struggle in Japan, Out of the Limelight (Russ)
The author writes, “In the past decade, three family-owned sushi restaurants in the area have shuttered. In the empty spaces left behind, fluorescent 7-11s have moved in, with microwave bento boxes and $5 trays of sushi and men in tired suits smoking alone outside.”
Painting Stolen in WWII Is Heading From Connecticut Home to Ukraine (Reader Steve)
The author writes, “A painting that was stolen during World War II and later spent decades in a Connecticut home will be returned to an art museum in Ukraine, according to US and Ukrainian officials.”
Liz Cheney Says She Strongly Opposes Trump on Syria, Afghanistan (Jimmy)
The author writes, “Rep. Liz Cheney, the third-ranking Republican in the House GOP leadership, called on President Trump to reverse his decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria. She also urged him to reverse his plans to cut the number of troops in Afghanistan.”
For Actors and Other Theater Workers, Minimum Wage Is Often the Maximum, Too (Reader Steve)
The author writes, “For many working in the nonprofit theater industry, minimum wage is a welcome change. For the same reason it’s legal to pay Uber and Lyft drivers less than minimum wage, many professional theater artists, designers and administrators are living on the cusp of the poverty line.”
Pentagon Says 35 Killed in Trump’s First Yemen Raid — More Than Twice as Many as Previously Reported (Jimmy)
From the Intercept: “The Pentagon’s assessment of 35 hostile fighters dead in the raid would only be possible if women and children were counted as ‘enemies.’”
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