Weekend, October 6-8th, 2017

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Quote of the day: "Every day above ground is a good day" -Unknown 


The White House: Sunday night the Trump administration sent a list of requests to Congress including, additional funds to help finance the building of the border wall between U.S.-Mexico, a crackdown on Central- American minors, and to limit federal funding for 'sanctuary cities', in exchange for any legislation to help protect DACA recipients. Trump in his letter said, "Without these reforms, illegal immigration and chain migration, which severely and unfairly burden American workers and taxpayers, will continue without end." 


Politics: Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) Sunday morning in an interview said President Trump was treating the presidency as "a reality show" and threats that he called "on the path to World War III." In response, Trump responded with various tweets saying the Senator "begged" him for his endorsement for re-election... Corker wanting to be Secretary of State but Trump turning him down saying "NO THANKS". In the end, Corker said, "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center." 


Business: Dove under fire after a three-second Facebook ad showed, "a black woman wearing a brown shirt pulling off her shirt and revealing a white woman in a lighter colored shirt" causing many to call the add racist. Dove posts a statement saying, "Dove is committed to representing the beauty of diversity.... we deeply regret the offense that it has caused." 


U.S.: Category 1 Hurricane Nate over the weekend made landfall in south Mississippi since then the storm has been downgraded to tropical storm. Tens of thousands of people in Mississippi and Alabama have been left without power, Nate will make its way up north through Tennessee and the central Appalachian Mountains as of Monday. 


World: Plague outbreak in Madagascar has left more than 30 people dead and over 200 infected across the country by a bacterium Yersinia pestis, typically spread by flea bites. The World Health Organization has sent over a million antibiotics doses and $1.5 million in emergency funds to help fight the epidemic. 


Science/Tech/Health: Alphabet (Google's parent company) gets FFC approval to help Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands to regain wireless service with the use of helium balloons that are expected to deliver emergency LTE cellular reception. Alphabet said, "The purpose of the [Special Temporary Authority] is to support licenses mobile carriers restoration of limited communications capability areas." 


Entertainment: Hip-hop artist Cornell Haynes Jr., best known as Nelly, was arrested Saturday in Auburn, Washington after being accused of rape.  A 21-year-old woman claims Nelly invited her and her friends to an after party at his tour bus where he allegedly tried to have sex with her and said no. Nelly tweeted, "I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation." 


Sports: Sunday Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said his players will stand for the national anthem and those who disrespect the flag will not play. Jones said, "If there's anything that is disrespectful to the flag then we will not play." In relationship Vice President Mike Pence left Sunday's game between San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts after players knelt during the national anthem. 



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