Monday, November 13, 2017

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Quote of the day: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" -The Bible (Matt 7:7)

The White House: The Washington Post reported that President Trump while in China personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the case of the three UCLA men's basketball players who were arrested of shoplifting at a Loui Vitton store. President Xi promised to look the matter and make sure the players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill are treated fairly. U.S. Officials along with Chinese authorities are maintaining contact and working towards a solution to avoid any prison terms.

Politics: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering naming a special counsel to lead an investigation into alleged ties between Hillary's Clinton Foundation and Russian Company Uranium One. Monday the Justice Department sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee saying "that donations to the Clinton Foundation were tied to a 2010 decision by the Obama administration to allow a Russian nuclear agency to buy Uranium One, a company that owned access to uranium in the United States."

Business: Uber rival Lyft announced Monday that the company will begin operating in Toronto, Candan the first international expansion. The company CEO Logan Green said, "We have had our sights set on international expansion for months, and the Canadian market is an obvious fit for Lyft's culture, values and the service that we provide." Lyft has also begun exploring on going public in 2018, it is currently in the process of raising $1 billion from Alphabet's venture investment firm Capital G. 

U.S.: Donald Trump Jr. releases Twitter messages he had with WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign after 'The Atlantic' reported communications between the two. According to the messages, WikiLeaks had reached out to Trump Jr. but he would respond on a limited basis, WikiLeaks is held responsible for releasing hundreds of DNC emails. The Twitter messages have been handed over to Congress who is investigating Russia collusion and meddling the 2016 election. 

World: A North Korean soldier crossed into the South Korean Joint Securit Area in the village of Panmunjom, the soldier was shot at 40 times while crossing by North Koreans. The soldier was only hit 5 times and is in a hospital in South Korea recovering. Also, an American 58-years-old from Louisiana attempted to cross into North Korea but was stopped by North Korean soldiers at the DMZ and was arrested by South Korean forces. 

Science/Tech/Health: A new app named 'Notch Remover' allows iPhone X users remove the black notch at the top of the phone's display, many users were reportedly complaining about the display. Axiem Systems has found a solution to the problem by creating the App 'Notch Remover' that can be found in the App Store for $0.99.

Entertainment: Amazon announces 'The Lord of the Rings' tv series after settling a $250 million deal to obtain global TV rights to 'The Lord of the Rings." The tv series will take place before the 2001 movie 'The Fellowship of the Ring'. The head for Amazon Studios says, "We are honored to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be taking 'The Lord of the Rings; fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth."

Sports: Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been named 'Citizen of the Year' by GQ magazine, titled "Colin Kaepernick Will Not Be Silenced." Kaepernick sparked controversy after protesting the national anthem in protest of police brutality towards African Americans in the 2016 NFL season. GQ says, "As his public identity has begun to shift from football star to embattled activist, he has grown wise to the power of his silence. It has helped his story go around the world.".


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