Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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Quote of the day: "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time" - Thomas Edison


The White House: President Trump denies allegations made by congresswoman, Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL) present during the President’s condolence call to Sgt. La David Johnson's wife saying, "must've known what he signed up for" the congresswoman accusing the president of being disrespectful. The mother of the soldier who was K.I.A in Somalia two weeks ago said the President disrespected her son and family. Trump in his defense saying, "I didn't say what that congresswoman said, I didn't say it at all".

Politics: The Senate Judiciary Committee is opening an investigation into whether top U.S. officials knew that the FBI had uncovered corruption in uranium deal with Russia before being approved by the Obama administration in 2010. The Hill saying, "According to government documents and recent news reports, the Justice Department had an ongoing criminal investigation for bribery, extortion, money laundering, into officials for a Russian company making purchase of Uranium One." 

Business: Amazon is in search of cities across North America to build the company's second headquarters, Amazon said it's willing to invest $5 billion in the site to house 50,000 employees. The e-commerce giant is looking for a city that has a population over 1 million, 8 million square feet of space, access to airport, stable, business-friendly regulations and low taxes. Top contenders by Moody's Analytics ranks Austin, TX as the top contender followed by Atlanta, Philadelphia, Rochester, and Pittsburg. 

U.S.: Wednesday shooting in Maryland and Delaware, a man identified as Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, is accused of killing 3 people and shooting 2 other co-workers at Advanced Granite Solutions office. Prince two hours later shot the sixth person in a car-dealership in Delaware, 11 hours later police authorities arrested the gunman after receiving a tip of his whereabouts after his SUV was spotted. 

World: Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, is preparing to use article 155 of the constitution, allowing the Spanish government to impose direct rule from Madrid allowing it to take control of Catalonia. On the other hand, Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont has said he is ready to declare independence if no talks are offered by the Spanish government. 

Science/Tech/Health: Tech company Twitter released details to crackdown on any sexual harassment and hate speech, to keep users safe on its platform. Twitter's new guidelines are set to go into effect over the next weeks covering: non-consensual nudity, unwanted sexual advances,  hate symbols and imagery, violent groups, and tweets that 'glorify violence'. 

Entertainment: Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney, 21, wrote on her Twitter that she was repeatedly molested by USA Gymnastics Dr. Larry Nassar since the age of 13. Maroney wrote, "I had a dream to go to the Olympics, and the things that I had to endure to get there, were unnecessary, and disgusting". Dr. Nassar is currently in jail in Michigan, facing 22 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving at least seven other individuals. 

Sports: The Chicago Cubs come back to win Game 4 against the Los Angeles Dodger 3-2 after having lost the first three games of the series. In the ALC the Yankees beat the Houston Astros 5-0 in game 5 to take the lead in the series 3-2. 


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