Weekend, November 24-26, 2017

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Quote of the day: "Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." -Richard Branson  


The White House: Leandra English who was selected by former CFPB  director to lead the agency is suing President Trump, for selecting Mick Mulvaney to act as acting director of the agency who currently serves as head of Office of Management and Budget. English filed her suit in U.S District Court of D.C. to declare "her as the rightful acting director of the CFPB as well as issue an emergency temporary restraining order against Trump and Mulvaney to prevent anyone from appointing an acting director."


Politics: Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for the Federal Trade Commission to crack down on a flaw in DNA home testing kits. Senator Schumer said, "Now, this is sensitive information, and what those companies can do with all that data, our sensitive and deepest information, your genetics, is not clear and in some cases not fair and not right."


Business: Media corporation Meredith is buying Time, Inc. the publisher of Time magazine, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, and People for $2.8 billion in cash. The deal was possible due to support by the Koch brother's private equity firm Koch Equity Development who offered Meredith $650 million in equity to fund the purchase of Time, Inc.


U.S.: Florida teenager whom police want to question regarding the death of his grandmother was detained Friday by U.S. agents near the border with Canada. The 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto, his grandmother is missing and authorities believe to have found her remains in the backyard of a Florida home, but are awaiting medical examiners to identify the body. The boy's father returned from a trip and said to have found his guns missing from safe.


World: Friday a mosque filled with hundreds of worshippers in North Sinai, Egypt were attacked by 30 gunmen wearing military uniforms and armed with automatic weapons killing 305 people including 27 children and injured 128 others. After two explosions the gunman ambushed the worshippers in various places gunning them down as the exited the mosque. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack but one witness told local news that one was carrying an ISIS flag.


Science/Tech/Health: Mount Agung volcano erupted over the weekend in Bali, Indonesia making authorities issues the highest-level warning. 100,000 must evacuate a 4 miles radius from the volcano so far an estimated 40,000 people have evacuated while the airport was shut down affecting 59,000 travelers. One Australian geologist said, “The volcanic eruption has now moved on to the next, more severe, magmatic eruption phase, where highly viscous lava can trap gasses under pressure, potentially leading to an explosion."



Entertainment: Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is crowned Miss Universe 2017 at the AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino in Las Vegas, beating out the first runner-up Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez. The 22-year-old recently earned her degree in business management from North-West University and is the second South African to be crowned Miss Universe.  



Sports: The University of Tennessee has backed out of hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano as their next football coach following unprecedented backlash from fans. The main objection to Schiano was his association with the child-sex scandal at Penn State University, after it was reported that he witnessed Jerry Sandusky abusing a boy in the early 1990's, however, Schiano denies the allegations.


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