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Trump Reportedly Ordered Jeff Sessions to Resign
In May, immediately after discovering Robert Mueller had been appointed as special counsel to investigate Russian election meddling and any collusion on the part of the Trump campaign, Donald Trump told his attorney general to resign, according to a new report from the New York Times. Anonymous officials told the Times that a furious Trump called Sessions an “idiot” to his face. Although Sessions went as far as writing a resignation letter, Trump’s was apparently convinced by close advisers that firing him would only make matters worse.—The New York Times

Harvard’s Kennedy Retracts Chelsea Manning’s Fellowship
School dean Douglas W. Elmendorf called the decision to make the famed leaker a visiting fellow “a mistake,” although Manning remains invited to a speaking event. The decision follows CIA director Mike Pompeo canceling an appearance at Harvard and former acting director of the CIA Michael Morell quitting his Harvard fellowship in protest. “This is what a military/police/intel state looks like,” Manning said in response on Twitter. “The @cia determines what is and is not taught at @harvard.” —The Washington Post

Three Former Googlers Sue Over Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination
A class-action lawsuit claims the tech giant knowingly pays women less than men. The complaint filed by Kelly Ellis, Holly Pease, and Kelli Wisuri alleges that Google puts women “into lower compensation levels and into less-compensated job ladders and levels.”—VICE News

Nine Arrested at Berkeley Protest Against Former Breitbart Editor
A protest against a speech from conservative Ben Shapiro at the University of California, Berkeley, was not violent as many feared but still resulted in arrests. Demonstrators shouted “shame, shame, shame” at people attending the event. “The crowd in the street was loud, but not violent,” said police chief Margo Bennett.—CBS News

International News

North Korea Fires Another Missile Over Japan
The ballistic missile went over Hokkaido before landing in the sea. It’s the second such test launch in just over two weeks, and had the longest flight path for a North Korean missile, traveling roughly 2,300 miles, according to the South Korean military. South Korea reacted by launching two ballistic missile tests, while Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe condemned Pyongyang’s “dangerous provocative action.”—AP/BBC News

At Least 60 Killed in Attacks in Southern Iraq
Gunmen opened fire in a restaurant near Nasiriyah in the Thi Qar province on Thursday, just before a car bomb detonated at a security post nearby. According to a health official in the province, 93 others were injured in the violence. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks. —Al Jazeera

Suspected IED Causes Chaos on London Tube
Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism team has launched an investigation after 23 people suffered injuries on a London Underground train Friday morning, reportedly from a device causing a fire. British prime minister Theresa May said there had been a “suspected terrorist incident” at Parsons Green Tube station. One witness said he saw flames coming from a white bucket that “had a lot of wires hanging out of it.”—The Guardian

Peruvian Lawmakers Vote to Scrap President’s Cabinet
The right-wing Popular Force Party, in control of Congress, voted to get rid of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s Cabinet, the latest move in a showdown over the education minister’s response to a teachers’ strike. Kuczynski must appoint a new Cabinet within 72 hours, or order fresh congressional elections.—Reuters

Everything Else

Steve Bannon Reportedly Wants to Make a Western
The former White House strategist has reportedly been meeting movie executives in Hollywood after leaving his job in the White House. “Maybe [Bannon] thinks there’s an untapped market for movies about John Wayne-style alpha males,” a Hollywood insider speculated.—Page Six

White Nationalist Radio Forced to Quit Playing Johnny Cash
American Recordings and Universal Music Group sent a cease-and-desist missive to Stormfront after its internet station used Cash’s cover of “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty as its theme music. —Billboard

Oprah to Present ’60 Minutes’ Report
The actress, talk-show host, and media mogul is set for her first reporting job on the CBS news show 60 Minutes later this month with a segment on the political gulf between left and right in the US. “She wants to do stories with impact,” said executive producer Jeff Fager.—AP

Michel Gondry and Jim Carrey Doing a Series for Showtime
The network announced a ten-episode series called Kidding on Thursday. Carrey, who worked with Gondry on Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, will play a millionaire TV host.—VICE

Selena Gomez Says Her Best Friend Gave Her a Kidney
The pop star spent the summer recovering from a kidney transplant due to Lupus, she told fans on Instagram. She shared a photo with her friend Francia Raisa, who donated the kidney, and thanked her for “the ultimate gift.”—i-D

Tyler, The Creator Is Doing an Animated Series About Jellyfish
After coming to VICELAND for his series NUTS + BOLTS, Tyler, The Creator announced he’s rolling out a show on Adult Swim. Along doing much of the voiceover work for The Jellies, Tyler said he scored “85 percent of the music.”—Noisey

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