Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Quote of the day: "Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach." -Tony Robbins

The White House: President Trump says he does not blame China for taking advantage of U.S. on trade but gives credit to China for doing what is in the best interest of its citizens, the president blamed past U.S. administration "for allowing this trade deficit to take place and to grow." The president is focusing on five key points with his talks with President Xi Jinping; North Korea nuclear program, trade deficit, South China Sea, military ties, and more exchanges between young people.

Politics: House Rep Al Green (D-TX) says he will force a vote on the House floor to impeach President Trump before Christmas. Green has previously introduced articles of impeachment but held off from voting due to "desire for the public to have a chance to consider them." However, most Democrats do not support impeaching the president believing it's too early in the stage and will rather let Robert Mueller's investigation take its course.

Business: Snapchat has announced they will redesign their App in an attempt to reach a broader audience making it "easier to use", the redesign is planned to debut on December 4th. Business Insider reported "the right of the camera will be all crowdsourced videos from users around events like sports games, which Snapchat calls "Our Stories," along with content produced by Snapchat's publishing partners like NBC and BuzzFeed. The right of the camera will also show Stories from verified celebrities."

U.S.: The U.S. Navy will carry out a 3-carrier military exercise for the first time in 10 years, exercise will take place starting Saturday through Tuesday in the Sea of Japan. The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt, and USS Nimitz will conduct exercise testing "strike force plans to conduct air defense drills, sea surveillance, replenishments at sea, defensive air combat training, close-in coordinated maneuvers, and other training."

World: Colombia seizes the largest amount of cocaine in its country's history, 10.8 tonnes of cocaine were found buried in four banana plantation. The seizes has a U.S. market value estimated at about $360 million dollars. President Juan Manuel Santos said, "Thanks to a police operation with overseas intelligence, from friendly countries, the largest seizure in history was made."

Science/Tech/Health: British inventor Richard Browning 'Iron Man' has set the world record for the fastest speed in a body-controlled jet engine power suit reaching 32mph. Browning said, "We’re working on some things that will seek to bring this unusual experience of flight to a wider audience, beyond the events and displays we’re doing.”

Entertainment: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the 51st Annual CMA Awards took place last night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. List of winners; Entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks, Single of the year: "Blue Ain't Your Color" by Keith Urban, Song of the year: "Better Man" written by Taylor Swift and performed by Little Big Town, New Artist of the year: Jon Pardi, and Album of the year: "From a Room, Volume One" by Chris Stapleton.

Sports: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has threatened to sue the NFL and fellow team owners over negotiations to extend NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's contract. Jones has hired attorney David Boies to sue the NFL if Goodell's contract is extended after the 2018 season.


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