Weekend, October 13-15, 2017

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Quote of the day: "To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone." -Reba McEntire 

Politics: Friday President Trump announced that the Iran nuclear agreement is no longer in the national security interest of the U.S. and issued new sanction on Iran, but did not mention if the U.S. would withdraw from the deal. Leading nations of the Iranian deal insist that Iran is fulfilling its obligation and warn that any changes to the deal may lead up to a nuclear build-up in the Middle East. While the administration says Iran is testing ballistic missiles and supporting terrorist organizations. Photo source: The White House

Business: Tesla fires hundreds of factory employees and corporate managers after completing its annual performance review. According to The San Jose Mercury News, it is estimated that 400-700 employees were fired in sales, manufacturing, and administrative. Tesla is currently under pressure to deliver its Model 3 that has a wait list of over 450,000 customers. 

U.S.: Oil rig explodes Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana injuring at least 7 people and one person missing. Local authorities responded to the explosion along with the U.S. Coast Guard, the cause of the explosion has not yet be determined. 

World: Saturday a massive truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia leaves at least 276 people dead and 300 injured making it one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history. No terrorist organization has taken responsibility for the horrific attack but Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed blames the attack on al-Shabab an Islamic extremist group linked to al-qaeda

Science/Tech/Health: Hepatitis A outbreak in California kills 18 people and continues to affect an estimated 576 residents throughout the state, Friday Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency. The declaration allows for state health officials buy additional doses of Hepatitis A vaccines directly from manufacturers and distribute them to help control the outbreak. 

Entertainment: Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and singer Joe Jonas announce their engagement of Instagram. The couple has been dating since 2016 and have now officially made it official, sharing a picture with a diamond ring, Sophie saying "I said yes". 

Sports: Former San Fransico 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick files a collusion grievance (complaint against unjust act) against the NFL, in which Kaepernick claims NFL owners colluded not signing him to any team. Kaepernick remains a free agent but gained media attention due to taking a knee during the national anthem. In protest of the treatment of African-Americans by police sparking the debate over justice reform and racial inequality. Photo credit: Michael Zagarisut


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