Good evening. Here’s today’s briefing.
- Today, April 4, is the birthday of the late South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who is being honored by Google.
- US Treasurer Jovita Carranza will be nominated by President Trump to head the Small Business Administration.
- The Christchurch, New Zealand mosque gunman has been ordered to take mental health tests.
- Investigations into the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed due to faulty production by manufacturer Boeing have concluded that the pilots were unable to stop the plane’s malfunctioning anti-stall system, even though they repeatedly followed Boeing’s own recommended procedures. Despite this news, Boeing finished the day in the stock market up 3%.
- The fossils of a prehistoric 43 million year-old four-legged whale have been discovered in Peru.
- In response to the Ways and Means Committee’s authorization for Chairman Richard Neal (D-New York) to subpoena President Donald Trump‘s tax-returns, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (daughter of former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee) said that the President “is not interested in playing a bunch of political games like the Democrats in Congress clearly want to spend their time doing”.
- Up-and-coming Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) responded to allegations of campaign finance violations as “bogus”, which many Brooklyn Democrats have agreed with, seeing as her primary opponent was the wildly popular incumbent with a clear fundraising advantage who often faced allegations of gerrymandering.
- Representative Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) has tossed his hat in the ring as he joins the rest of the crowded Democratic field of presidential primary candidates, among them Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), former Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts).
- A huge fire is raging in the South Korean region that hosted the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
- The electric automaker Tesla fell 8% in the stock market as they experienced a lower amount of deliveries then expected.
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