Your Thursday Briefing

Good evening. Here’s today’s briefing.

  1. Today, April 4, is the birthday of the late South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela, who is being honored by Google.
  2. US Treasurer Jovita Carranza will be nominated by President Trump to head the Small Business Administration.
  3. The Christchurch, New Zealand mosque gunman has been ordered to take mental health tests.
  4. 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%.
  5. The fossils of a prehistoric 43 million year-old four-legged whale have been discovered in Peru.
  6. 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”.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. A huge fire is raging in the South Korean region that hosted the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
  10. The electric automaker Tesla fell 8% in the stock market as they experienced a lower amount of deliveries then expected.

This day is over. This briefing will no longer be updated.


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