Mueller did not find Trump campaign conspired with Russia, attorney general says

Robert Mueller walks to a church service on Sunday in Washington, across Lafayette Square from the White House. Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

US attorney general William Barr on Sunday handed a summary of the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to members of Congress.… Read the full article.

Navy vs. Nukes: U.S. Navy Plans to Test Missile Defenses Against ICBM

The Pentagon plans a “first-of-its-kind” test of an unprecedented weapons capability to intercept and destroy an enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile “ICBM” — from a Navy ship at sea using a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.

by Kris Osborn (The National Interest)

The Pentagon plans a “first-of-its-kind” test of an unprecedented weapons capability to intercept and destroy an enemy Intercontinental Ballistic Missile “ICBM” — from a Navy ship at sea using a Standard Missile-3 Block IIA.… Read the full article.

China’s Boeing Threat Has More Bite Than Bark

By Brooke Sutherland (Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg Opinion) — The trade war may finally start to bite for Boeing Co.

The aerospace giant is the only non-consumer, non-tech U.S. company that gets more than $5 billion of revenue from China, and as such, it was initially assumed to be among companies that would be most affected by trade tensions. So far, however, the impact from tariff crossfire has been rather limited.… Read the full article.

Blood Brothers: Palestinians and Jews Share Genetic Roots

Jews break down into three genetic groups, all of which have Middle Eastern origins – which are shared with the Palestinians and Druze.

By Josie Glausiusz  (HAARETZ)

Confronted by the violence sweeping over Israel, it can be easy to overlook the things that Jews and Palestinians share: a deep attachment to the same sliver of contested land, a shared appetite for hummus, a common tradition of descent from the patriarch Abraham, and, as scientific research shows – a common genetic ancestry, as well.… Read the full article.

How Did the Tesseract End Up With [Redacted] in ‘Captain Marvel’?

You might be confused as to why a certain Infinity Stone popped up in a surprising place during the events of “Captain Marvel”

By Umberto Gonzalez and Phil Owen (The Wrap)

(There are some major spoilers ahead for “Captain Marvel”)

“Captain Marvel” may not have provided all that much in the way of backstory setup for “Avengers: Endgame” — which is mildly disappointing given how close were are to that climax of this first stage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.… Read the full article.

Taiwan Independence Backer Challenges Tsai for Presidency

By Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — A former premier and vocal proponent of independence for Taiwan will challenge his former boss, President Tsai Ing-wen, for the ruling party’s nomination, ensuring the island’s tense relationship with China will be a central focus of the presidential campaign.… Read the full article.