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Three Bullets Mailed To Pope Francis Intercepted

ROME, ITALY—An envelope mailed to Pope Francis at St. Peter's Square in Vatican City containing three bullets was intercepted by Italian authorities in Milan. The manager of the post office in Peschiera Borromeo which is approximately 7 miles southeast of Milan, contacted authorities about the suspicious piece of mail on Sunday, August 8. The ammunition in the envelope was reportedly 9...

Team USA Beats France In Gold Medal Game, 87-82

TOKYO, JAPAN—Revenge is a dish best served GOLD! Team USA Basketball earned their fourth consecutive Gold Medal by holding off France, 87-82 at Saitama Super Arena on Saturday afternoon in Tokyo Japan. Team USA was led by the dominance of Kevin Durant, scoring a game high 29 points as his spectacular play has notched him three Gold medals, in...

U.S. Immigration And Customs Report Migrant Increase At Border

UNITED STATES−The U.S. Immigration and Customs reported an large influx of migrants at the U.S. border with Mexico. Immigration policies put into place by the Trump administration have been reversed or suspended by the Biden administration leaving border agents with a large influx of undocumented individuals who were previously housed in Mexico during processing. On Friday, June 18, border agents...

Biden Approves Vaccine Donation For Other Countries

UNITED STATES—On Thursday, June 10, President Joe Biden announced a donation of half a billion Pfizer vaccines for COVID-19 to the world’s poorest countries. https://twitter.com/ashishkjha/status/1402606367345623048 According to the White House website, 500 million vaccines will be delivered by June 2022, with 200 million of those being delivered by the end of 2021. https://twitter.com/GMA/status/1402946174663938053 A White House press release relayed that a billion vaccines...

San Francisco Teens Sentenced To Life In Italian Prison

SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, May 6 two Bay Area college students were sentenced to life in prison by a Roman court related to a 2019 altercation between the students and Italian military police that led to the death of one military officer. The  students have spent the last 21 months in a Roman prison awaiting their trial.  Finnegan Elder, 21, of...

Biden Holds First Press Briefing As President

UNITED STATES—President Joe Biden held his first press briefing on Thursday, March 25, in the East Room at The White House. He had notes in hand and discussed a variety of topics before fielding questions from the press. During the 1 hour and 2 minute briefing, President Biden named Vice President Kamala Harris to take a leading role in the...

Immigrant Children Housed At Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

UNITED STATES—In a March 15 email obtained by the Associated Press, government officials announced they would be housing up to 3,000 boys between the ages of 15-17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, starting Wednesday, March 17. According to the memo, authorities plan to use the facility for 90 days as a decompression center due to...

White House Closed As Result Of Threats Of Violence

UNITED STATES—The White House and the U.S. Capitol were closed Thursday, March 4, due to reported threats of violence from a March 4 press release that noted U.S. Capitol Police were alerted of threats to members of Congress via an identified militia group. House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer of Maryland warned fellow lawmakers on March 3 of the possibility of...

Biden And President Lopez Obrador Make Immigration Plans

UNITED STATES—During a virtual meeting on Monday, March 1, President Joe Biden met with the President Andrés Manuel Lόpez Obrador of Mexico to come to an agreement on a new immigrant labor policy that would bring immigrants from Mexico and Central America legally to work in the U.S. Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveal that U.S., unemployment...

Spotify Employees Will Earn San Francisco Salaries Remotely

SAN FRANCISCO—On Friday, February 12 Spotify announced its new Work-From-Anywhere program that will pay New York and San Francisco-level salaries to employees working remotely anywhere in the world. Spotify announced Friday, February 12 that employees will now have the opportunity to choose whether they work from home, at an office, or a combination of the two, in any location, with...
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