NFL's 'right thing' / City Hall silence / Shipwrecks' 'holy grail'

NFL’s ‘right thing.’ President Trump is praising pro football’s crackdown on those who’d take a knee in protest during the national anthem: “Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country.”

The Tribune’s David Haugh: “Never have the league’s owners … appeared more out of touch with the players who keep their coffers full.”
Columnist Neil Steinberg: “This policy, like most misguided censures, will only highlight what it means to efface.”
The Bears’ union rep: “Just because you’re not protesting the national anthem doesn’t mean someone can keep you from standing up for those who are being treated unfairly.” (September 2017 photo: Keith Allison.)
Milwaukee police have apologized to Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown for using a stun gun on him as he was questioned about a parking violation.
Brown’s statement on the team’s website: “Situations like mine and worse happen every day in the black community. Being a voice and a face for people who won’t be heard … is a responsibility I take seriously.”
The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz: “NFL Adds First Amendment to List of Banned Substances.”

Psych! Trump’s called off what would have been a historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Documents filed in the case that prompted a federal judge to rule that the president may not block Twitter users based on their viewpoints reveal the tweets that got plaintiffs blocked.
Facebook’s algorithm changes are getting the blame for one British news organization’s loss of almost a tenth of its global audience.

City Hall silence. The Tribune’s John Kass flags Chicago City Council “speeches honoring the Chicago Sun-Times chairman without ever mentioning that he’s now being paid by the mayor’s money man.”
The former chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade is under arrest. Again.

The Simpsons, Futurama … and now this. Cartoonist Matt Groening has revealed his first new show in almost 20 years: Disenchantment, coming to Netflix in August.
Netflix’s market value has passed that of Comcast.

Unrelated developments.
The remains of what may be the world’s largest dinosaur are coming together at the Field Museum.
After five years away, Alpana Singh is returning to host PBS Chicago’s dining show Check, Please!

Shipwrecks’ ‘holy grail.’ A robot submarine has located a 310-year-old stash that could be worth up to $17 billion. (Photo: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.)
For the second day in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency barred reporters from a summit on water pollution.

Apple’s iOU. If you replaced a fading iPhone battery last year, you may be in line for a $50 refund.
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