Monday October 2, 2017

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Quote of the day: "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." -Eleanor Roosevelt

The White House: Tuesday President Trump will head to San Juan, Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria that left 3.4 million people with little access to drinking water and nearly 95% of the island without electricity. Trump and the first lady are expected to spend at least 5hours on the island meeting with Gov. Ricardo Rossello and U.S. Virgin Islands governor, first responders and residents. 

Business: General Motors revealed plans for two new electric vehicles over the next 18 months and will at least have 20 new electric car models by 2023. GM says their cars will use either batteries or hydrogen gas, head of product development said, "General Motors believes in an all-electric future."

World: Spain faces a constitutional crisis after the "state" of Catalonia has voted in favor of an independence referendum from Spain, 42% of Catalans have voted with 90% in favor for independence. Spain's constitutional court has ruled it illegal and has deployed police to stop the referendum from going forward, arresting politicians, stopping protesters, and seizing ballot boxes. 

Science/Tech/Health: The Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to three American scientists for their work during the 1980's that led to the discovery of circadian rhythms (human's body clock). A team led by scientist Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young studied fruit flies and found "the tiny molecular components of the clock are at work in all multicellular life, human included" allowing for organisms to anticipate the rising and setting of the sun. 

Entertainment: Rock legend Tom Petty dies at the age of 66 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Tom Petty was introduced into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002 and is the winner of three Grammys; his success includes top hits "I Won't Back Down", "Free Fallin", and "Mary Jane's Last Dance". 

Sports: UFC president Dana White says the company will donate $1million dollars to the families affected by Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas country music concert. White said, "You start thinking about this city, our hometown, and we felt we needed to do this. This is something we needed to do."


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