News Roundup

Pres. Trump administration lays out school safety framework

  • The framework proposes training and arming some teachers, supports increasing criminal background checks on buyers of guns, but opposes the idea of the federal government increasing the minimum age of buying certain firearms

Sen. Elizabeth Warren not running for president

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has announced that she’s not running for president while speaking to Jim Acosta on CNN
  • Sen. Warren was late to support Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and has butted heads with Trump reportedly

Pennsylvania special election taking place tomorrow

  • Democrats are hoping to take a traditionally red seat abandoned by GOP Representative Tim Murphy after he asked a mistress to get an abortion despite pro-life views
  • The race is seen as an early glimpse of the 2018 election cycle, with Democrat candidate Conor Lamb going up against Republican Rick Saccone

New York helicopter crash kills five

  • Just before 7pm last night, a helicopter crashed into the East River in New York, leaving five dead – although the pilot survived

Nepalese plane crash kills dozens

  • A passenger plane crashed into an empty field just short of the runway in the Nepali capital of Kathmandu, catching fire and killing at least 40 of its 67 passengers after flying in from Bangladesh

China approves no term limits on presidency

  • All but 6 of the 2,964 delegates voted in favor of abolishing term limits during the term of Xi Jinping, who had been due to descend from presidential power in 2022
  • This follows the inclusion of ‘Xi Jinping Thought’ in China’s constitution last year

Sec. of State Rex Tillerson shortened trip in Africa

  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived in the country of Chad today to reinforce the United States’ support for counter-terrorism in the country, which has been embittered by its inclusion on the White House’s visa-ban list
  • He will be flying to Nigeria later and then returning to the United States one day later

Chemical weapons lab in Ghouta

  • Syrian government forces found a workshop in the village of Aftris in Eastern Ghouta used for the manufacture of chemical munitions containing weapons produced in France
  • Pentagon chief Jim Mattis recently warned Syria not to use weaponized gas

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