Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Quote of the day: "Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come." -Dwayne Johnson 

The White House: San Francisco federal judge Vince Chhabria rejected to block President Trump's executive order to end government subsidies to health plans for low-income Americans under Obama Care. California and 17 other states including D.C. sued the Trump administration saying its end to the payments was unlawful. The judge said, "although it's a close question, it appears initially that the Trump Administration has the stronger legal argument."

Politics: Senate Intelligence Committee is expecting to receive documents from Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign as part of the investigation into Russia potential meddling the election. Insight information in how Democrats responded to "Russian" hacks of the stolen Democratic National Committee emails. Over the past weeks, the Intelligence Committee has shifted its focus to Russia's use of social media to interfere with the 2016 election.

Business: Tesla with the use of solar panels and batteries helps restore reliable electricity at San Juan's Hospital del Niño, after it was forced to run on generators and ration diesel in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted saying, "the first of may solar+battery Tesla projects going live in Puerto Rico."

U.S.: The NAACP has issued an advisory statement warning African-Americans about traveling with American Airlines due to "disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions" after several pattern incidents reported by black passengers. The airlines CEO Doug Parker stated," We do not and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We have reached out to the NAACP and are eager to meet with them to listen to their issues and concerns."

World: The people of Kenya are redoing their presidential election after President Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the winner in August, but Kenya's Supreme Court said there were "irregularities and illegalities" calling for a redo. Kenyan presidential candidate Raila Odinga has pulled out of the election in a boycott of the election saying the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has still failed to make any new changes.

Science/Tech/Health: British Prime Minister Theresa May commissioned a research that found that around 300,000 people a year lose their jobs due to mental health problems, hurting the UK economy due to lost productivity costing around $117 billion annually. The research made 40 recommendations on how employers and the government can help better assist those in need and remain at work including the use of digital technology. 

Entertainment: Several actresses including Jordana Grolnick and Heather Lind claim former President George H.W. Bush sexually assaulted them. Heather Lind posted on Instagram saying the former president had, "touched me from behind from his wheelchair" and told her a "dirty joke" back in 2014. A spokesman for the former president issued a statement "he most sincerely apologizes if his attempt at humor offends Ms. Lind." 

Sports: Houston Astros win Game 2 in the 11th inning 7-5 at Dodger Stadium. The series is now tied 1-1, the Dodgers will now head to Houston to play Game 3 of the World Series. 


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