Monday, November 20, 2017

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Quote of the day: "I'm a dreamer. I have to dream reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds." -Mike Tyson

The White House: The Trump administration announced it will end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) by the end of July 2019 for 59,000 Haitians. The program has allowed for Haitians to live and work in the U.S. legally, but as of July 2019 the 59,000 Haitians are expected to head back or may face deportation. Also, a D.C. federal judge has blocked President Trump's executive order to cut funding for sanctuary cities.

Politics: The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against AT&T to block merger deal with Time Warner. The Justice Department believes the $85 billion deal violates antitrust law because AT&T would likely "use its control of Time Warner's popular programming as a weapon to harm competition." David McAtee, AT&T's general counsel said that the company is prepared to fight the regulators. Earlier in the month, the DOJ demanded that AT&T parent company of CNN be sold before merging.

Business: Uber signs $1.4 billion deal with automaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 XC90 SUVs between 2019 to 2021, the autonomous vehicles will help Uber move in the directing of self-driving Ubers. Uber is currently testing the XC90 in Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Phoenix. Uber’s head of automotive alliances says, “We don’t know exactly how an autonomous world will look. But we know that we want to be the platform that’s at the center of it, from a ride-sharing standpoint.”

U.S.: Two U.S. Border Patrol agents were ambushed while on patrol in west Texas on Sunday when agent Rogelio Martinez beat to death with rocks by immigrants according to union officials his partner is currently in serious condition. Border Patrol spokesman said, “These disgusting acts and complete disregard for human life need to stop immediately. Family members of slain Agent Martinez will never get to see him come home again all because we have failed to secure our borders from such criminals.”

World: Syrian President Bashar Assad meets with Russian President Putin in Sochi, Russia in search of a political solution over the Syrian conflict that has left nearly half a million people dead since 2011. President Assad in a statement said, "Now no one can deny these successes in the fight against terrorism. And thanks to your actions, as well as the actions of the Syrian army, our allies, many Syrians were able to return to their homes."

Science/Tech/Health: Astronomers have confirmed that an asteroid named 'Oumuamua'(1,300 ft long) has passed through our Solar System the first interstellar asteroid observed on October 19 by astronomers in Hawaii. One astronomer said,"For decades we've theorized that such interstellar objects are out there, and now - for the first time - we have direct evidence they exist.This history-making discovery is opening a new window to study formation of solar systems beyond our own."

Entertainment: CBS News broadcaster Charlie Rose, 75,  has been suspended after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct following a report by the Washington Post. The women who worked with Rose or tried to work with him from 1990's to 2011 accuse him of groping them, walking naked in front of them, and telling one that "he dreamed about her swimming nude." Rose released a statement saying, "I accept responsibility for that, though I do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate."

Sports: Former NFL wide receiver Terry Glenn dies at the age of 43 in fatal car crash in Dallas, Texas early Monday morning. Irving police said Glenns struck a concrete barrier on the freeway and was then transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Glenn spent his college career with the Ohio State Buckeyes then spent 12 seasons in the NFL playing for the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, and the Dallas Cowboys.


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