Monday, November 6, 2017

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Quote of the day: "I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion." -Alexander the Great


The White House: President Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, to discuss North Korea's nuclear crisis calling on Pyongyang to "make a deal". Trump said, "I really believe it makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and make a deal that’s good for people of North Korea and people of the world.” Also, the president alongside president Moon joined U.S. and South Korean military forces for lunch. 

Politics: Monday the Trump administration said it will end the special program that has allowed more than 5,000 Nicaraguans to remain in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status (TPS) over the past 20 years. The Homeland Security Department has given a 6-month extension to over 86,000 Hondurans who are protected by the program. TPS is a program that allows immigrants to remain in the U.S. if their home country is facing a natural disaster, armed conflict or any other extraordinary events.

Business: Broadcom offers to buy rival Qualcomm for more than $130 billion making it the largest tech deal ever, the deal would make Broadcom the third largest manufacturer of chips and other components that go into smartphones behind Intel and Samsung. In a statement, Qualcomm said it, "“has significant opportunities to drive substantial additional value for its shareholders as its technology and product roadmap moves into new industries.”

U.S.: 37-year old Michael Arega from Dallas was arrested by the U.S. Secret Service near the White House after receiving a tip that he was there to kill "all white police". Arega posted threats on Facebook "Now i am going to there to white House make sure kill All white POLICE !!…Put him on jail Donald J Trump mighty name of Jesus Christ."

World: Monday Saudi Arabia called the attempted missile strike on Riyadh's main airport this past Saturday an "act of war" by Iran that would lead to retaliation. The missile was fired from the Yemen border by Houthis rebels who have strong ties with Iran that have been battling a Saudi-led military coalition. Iranian Foreign Minister called the Saudi claims "false, irresponsible, destructive and provocative." 

Science/Tech/Health: Fake WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than 1 million times as 'Update WhatsApp Messanger' on the Google Play Store before it was taken down by Google. App users were tricked into downloading the fake app, the app was taken down Sunday when Google learned of the issue from Reddit readers.

Entertainment: Sean Diddy Combs has once again changed his name, this time to Love, a.k.a. Brother Love. Love announced the new change on Twitter saying, "I decided to change my name again… I'm just not who I am before. I'm something different. So my new name is Love a.k.a. Brother Love. I will not be answering to Puffy, Diddy, Puff Daddy, or any of my other monikers but Love or Brother Love."

Sports: Monday Night Football, the Detroit Lions win 30-17 over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Detroit dominated the game with 417 total yards of offense compared to 311 yards from the Packers. This is also the second victory for the Lions at Lambeau Field in the past 27 games played in Green Bay.


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