1. OBAMA IN EUROPE
Bergdahl unchecked baggage? The slapping hand of criticism can reach across an ocean. It follows President Obama, as he lands in Poland today to soothe allies’ jitters over the Russian bear that’s ambling around Ukraine’s border. Republicans have unleashed a new line of attack against Obama’s foreign policy judgment. His decision to exchange five Taliban prisoners who were held at Gitmo for Bergdahl’s safe return has them pushing up their sleeves. A chorus of veterans behind them accuse Bergdahl – who is recovering in Germany – of desertion.
2. STABBED CHILDREN
Assault on innocents: Children were the victims in two stabbings over the weekend. A tall man in Brooklyn, New York, stabbed a 6-year-old boy and a 7-year-old girl in an elevator in their apartment building, police say. They were are their way to buy ice cream. The boy died; the girl was critically wounded.
Take the females seriously: Apparently sexism isn’t just a social problem – if you’re in the path of a hurricane, gender bias might actually kill you. Researchers concluded that people underprepare for hurricanes with female names. That results – on average – in significantly more deaths. Critics say the study is skewed, because early on, for decades, storms received only female names, and conditions were much more dangerous back then. The lower average death rates in more recent times, when storms have received names of either gender, is due to better all-round preparedness and safety, they say.
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5 Things To Know For Your New Day – Tuesday, June 3, 2014 was originally published on praisecleveland.com