PBS film tackles #MexicanAmericans’ role in #winemaking — National Post

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — For generations, Mexican-born Gustavo Brambila’s family has worked in the wine industry of California’s Napa Valley in some form. He went to college on a baseball scholarship but the passion of flowery aromas and crisp peach flavour remained in his soul and he eventually got a degree in fermentation sciences. Read More

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Pentagon Reallocates $1.5 Billion of Funds to Pay for Border Wall Construction — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said Friday. Congress was notified of the move Friday…

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Confirmed: Lady Gaga’s Showstopping 2019 Met Gala Entrance Will Leave You at a Loss for Words — TIME

Lady Gaga is no novice when it comes to making a statement on the red carpet, something she confirmed to the “nth” degree with her dramatic and undeniably on-brand appearance on the 2019 Met Gala red carpet on Monday night, where attendees dressed to the nines in honor of its Camp.…

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Treasury Department Refuses to Fulfill Congressional Request for President Trump’s Tax Returns — TIME

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has made it official: The administration won’t be turning President Donald Trump’s tax returns over to the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. Mnuchin tells Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal in a Monday letter that the committee’s request “lacks a legitimate legislative purpose.”

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Librarians, Firefighter, and Author Recall 1986 L.A. Central Library Fire — KTLA

Librarians, “The Library Book” author Susan Orlean and a firefighter who responded to the scene recalled 1986 fire that ravaged the Los Angeles Central Library. Mark Mester reports for KTLA 5 News…

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The startup behind Walmart’s shelf-scanning robots — TechCrunch

Earlier this week, Walmart announced a wide-scale expansion of in-store technology. The news came, of course, as the superstore chain is fighting Amazon’s encroachment with everything it has. The list includes several robotics technologies — a category in which Amazon has been invested for several years, beginning with the acquisition of Kiva systems in 2012.…

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