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Daily News Headline 4/12/18

posted Apr 12, 2018, 5:26 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news, Pope Francis apologized yesterday for “serious mistakes” he made in handling a sex abuse scandal in Chile. At first, the Pope defended a Bishop who was accused of covering up the abusive actions of a priest, and he accused victims of the abuse of slander against the Bishop. Yesterday, he took responsibility for these mistakes and declared he “feels pain and shame” for the crucified lives of the victims.

Daily News Headline 4/11/18

posted Apr 11, 2018, 5:41 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, the storied rivalry between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox began for another season in Boston last night.  The first game of this season ended in a 14 to 1 rout of the Yankees by the Red Sox.  Red Sox fans ought not celebrate too soon as the baseball season is long and there are 18 more games to be played between these two teams.

Daily News Headline 4/10/18

posted Apr 10, 2018, 5:26 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook will testify before Congress today and Wednesday. He has posted his prepared testimony where he admits that Facebook has made a “big mistake”. He will face tough questioning after he apologizes for Facebook’s role in false news, data privacy leaks and foreign interference in elections.

Daily News Headline 4/9/18

posted Apr 9, 2018, 5:37 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, it appears that Syria has again used chemical weapons against its own people. It is reported that at least 42 people died of what looks like suffocation and many more sought medical help with symptoms consistent with a chemical agent. The use of chemical weapons is banned by international law. When a similar attack took place last year, the United States responded with missiles into an airbase in Syria. 

Daily News Headline 4/6/18

posted Apr 6, 2018, 7:41 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news, the Minnesota Twins baseball team brought out a bald eagle for the national anthem in its home opener yesterday. The eagle did not cooperate with the plan, however, and landed on the back of the starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners. Fortunately, the pitcher remained calm until the eagle flew to the ground and was picked up by its handler. 

Daily News Headline 4/5/18

posted Apr 5, 2018, 12:08 PM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, President Trump signed a proclamation last night to send National Guard troops to the southern border with Mexico.  The order is designed to cut down on illegal immigration on that border.  Past presidents have used the National Guard for this purpose in the past, including Reagan, Clinton, Bush and Obama.  It is unclear how many troops will be deployed.

Daily News Headline 4/4/18

posted Apr 4, 2018, 5:51 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today are words from Rev. Jesse Jackson remembering the life of Dr. Martin Luther King who died 50 years ago today. Jackson wrote:  “(Dr. King)mobilized mass action to win a public accommodations bill and the right to vote. He led the Montgomery bus boycott and navigated police terror in Birmingham. He got us over the bloodstained bridge in Selma and survived the rocks and bottles and hatred in Chicago. He globalized our struggle to end the war in Vietnam. How he lived is why he died.”

Daily News Headline 4/3/18

posted Apr 3, 2018, 5:26 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, the Trade War is officially on. In response to the United States slapping taxes on imports of steel and aluminum from China, China retaliated by imposing taxes on more than 100 American products sold to China. This helped fuel a further decline in the stock market yesterday.

Daily News Headline 4/2/18

posted Apr 2, 2018, 6:05 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news today, the bus sized Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1, re-entered the earth’s atmosphere yesterday afternoon. Most of the station burned in re-entry and the remaining pieces fell to earth in the South Pacific Ocean. There are no reports of damage or injuries to those living in the islands. The likelihood that pieces would land on someone was extremely small, but not zero.

Daily News Headline 3/30/18

posted Mar 30, 2018, 10:42 AM by Nancy Berry

In the news, today is the day that the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge will open to traffic. The first cars will be allowed to cross sometime in the afternoon. The Maine Department of Transportation, responsible for the design of the bridge, has had a contentious relationship with the construction company, Cianbro. The bridge opening comes 7 months after the planned opening in September 2017.

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