Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Quote of the day: "Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." -Carol Burnett


The White House: Judge Derrick Watson of Hawaii blocks President Trump's third revised travel ban on eight counties one day away from taking effect. The newest travel ban rejected entry to the U.S. to nationals from Chad, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and some officials from Venezuela. Judge Watson says the ban goes against the Immigration and Nationality Act and says "plainly discriminates based on nationality". 

Politics: Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) announce a bipartisan deal to help restore key subsidies for Obama Care. LA Times saying the deal would, "reinstate federal payments to insurers that Trump cut off last week, offering millions of Americans some relief from rising premiums and shaky insurance markets. In a nod to Republicans, it would give states limited new flexibility to offer cheaper, less generous health plan."

Business: Dow Jones reaches an all-time high at 23,000 mark six-weeks after hitting then high 22,000 points. Chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities to CNBC, "Every time we get a milestone like that, it seems like mainstream America pays more attention to the financial markets". Recent market growth has been attributed to President Trump's corporate tax breaks, deregulation, and infrastructure spending. 

U.S.: A 325-pound woman in Pensacola, FL is charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. Veronica Green Posy, 64, has been arrested and charged with homicide and cruelty towards a child, after sitting on her for 10 minutes. 

World: Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the Communist Party congress with 2,200 delegates during a three-hour speech laying out his "new ear" plan for China. He pointed out in his speech, "The Chinese nation ... has stood up, grown rich, and become strong - and it now embraces the brilliant prospects of rejuvenation ... It will be an era that sees China moving closer to center stage and making greater contributions to mankind" Jimping is expected to remain in power till 2022. 

Science/Tech/Health: Photo of butchered rhino wins top award in this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 taken by Brent Stirton. The black rhino in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve, in South Africa, was killed by poachers at night with a silence for his horn which is later sold on the black market in countries such as China. It is estimated that more than 1,000 rhinos are killed every year for their horns, it is believed that their horns can cure conditions like kidney stones to cancer.

Entertainment: Blac Chyna files lawsuit against the Kardashian family claiming they are responsible for ending her show "Rob & Chyna" on E. According to lawsuit documents obtained ex-fiance Rob Kardashian and she was in talks with the network to shoot a second season but claims the Kardashians used their "power and influence  over the E! network to kill the second season." E network denied the allegations and said that Chyna refused to be in the same room with Rob making it impossible to shoot the second season. 

Sports: NFL owners and players met in NFL's headquarters in New York City, to find a solution to the issues of national anthem protests against racial inequality and police shootings of unarmed African-Americans. Players after the meeting said little was talked about making any policy changes. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that league did not ask for any policy changes to the national anthem but called the meeting productive in working together for social justice and issues in our communities, a second meeting has been scheduled. 



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