Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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Quote of the day: "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

The White House: President Trump's job approval rating falls to the lowest point of his presidency to 35% according to new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. 58% of American voters disapprove of the President's job approval, the poll of 1,577 voters across the country was conducted from November the 7th to the 13th.

Politics: The House of Reps passes $692 billion defense authorization bill 365-to-70 vote for 2018 fiscal year. The National Defense Authorization Act will grant more resources to the Pentagon and military operations including: raising pay for troops, increase active duty personnel by 20,000 and reserve troops, increase missile defense systems, increase operations in Afghanistan, increase ships, increase planes and other necessary equipment.

Business: Papa John's pizza issued a statement apologizing for comments made by its CEO John Schnatter who blamed the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem for flat sales. Papa John's issued the statement over Twitter, “We believe in the right to protest inequality and support the players’ movement to create a new platform for change. We also believe together, as Americans, we should honor our anthem.”

U.S.: Shooting in a small town in Northern California leaves 4 people dead and wounding 10 others before the shooter was fatally shot by police. The shooter has been identified as Kevin Jason Neal, 44, the rampage started by Neal killing his two neighbors then stealing a car shooting at random people throughout the city, and finally making his way to Rancho Tehama Elementary. The school was on lockdown before Neal arrived shooting at the school hitting two children, police soon arrived neutralizing the shooter.

World: Zimbabwe's military said it has seized power in the country to target "criminals" surrounding the President Robert Mugabe, who they say is "safe and sound" with his family. The military denied the allegation of a military coup saying, "We are only targeting criminals around who him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.” The army is securing government offices and patrolling the capital's streets.

Science/Tech/Health: The FDA has approved pill with digital tracking device once swallowed. The Abilify MyCite pills are for treating schizophrenia and manic episodes have an "ingestible sensor embedded inside them that records that medication has been taken." A patch was worn by the patient that sends information to their smartphones of the when the medication was taken, the information can also be sent to the prescribing doctor and caregivers.

Entertainment: Country singer Blake Shelton, 41, has been named the 'Sexiest Man Alive' for 2017 by People magazine. Shelton told People magazine, “Y’all must be running out of people…As proud as I am and honored that you guys asked me, that's really the only thing I care about.”

Sports: Three UCLA basketball players who were arrested on suspicion of shoplifting sunglasses at a Louie Vuitton while the team was in China, arrived back to the U.S. Tuesday night at LAX. Freshmen players LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley, and Jalen Hill were alleged to face up to 10 years in prison if they were found guilty. Pac-12 commissioner in a statement said, "the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities."


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