April 15, 2024

• President Obama rejects the Keystone XL Pipeline.
• Experts are increasingly convinced that the recent Russian airliner crash was caused by a bomb.
• Unemployment fell to five percent, and 217,000 jobs were added in a strong October Jobs Report, spurring predictions of a December Federal Reserve Rate hike.
• NASA claims solar winds transformed a once livable Mars into its current cold and dry state.
• Supreme Court accepts a new challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate from a religious organization called Little Sisters of the Poor.
• Middle-aged white Americans see an increase in death rates, largely caused by alcohol and drug usage.
• Puerto Rico struggles with a continually-contracting economy and a debt that’s more than $73 billion.
• Facebook Inc. is preparing to launch a new standalone news app called Notify.
• Toyota invests $1 million into a Silicon Valley company to develop artificial intelligence.
• Chipotle closes all 43 restaurants in Oregon and Washington after at least 41 customers suffered from E.Coli contamination.
• Several mine dams burst in Brazil, causing wreckage, injuries and two deaths.
• The Mexican Supreme Court announces support for the legalization of marijuana, marking a shift in the court’s attitude towards drug policy.
• Target announced the closing of over a dozen stores, including the store located on South Bechtle.

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