In U.S. News
President Trump signed two executive orders on Saturday that were related to foreign trade.
One order directs a review of all existing U.S. trade agreements while the second order establishes an Office of Trade and Manufacturing.
Link to U.S. presidential executive orders: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders
At least 7 people were killed and dozens injured as tornadoes struck in Texas over the weekend. Much of the damage was located in Van Zandy County with a population of over 52,000 according to census data.
Regarding another attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump tweeted on Sunday that, “…healthcare plan is on its way. Will have much lower premiums and deductibles while at the same time taking care of pre-existing conditions!”
The Climate March was held on Saturday in several cities throughout the U.S. Some estimates claim that over 200,000 people attended the march in Washington D.C. Signs held by marchers displayed varying messages with most advocating for protection of the environment. However, some marchers relayed other messages such as “voting rights for all” and proclamations to “impeach Trump.”
In public health news, there are 32 confirmed cases of measles in Minnesota. Thirty of the cases are reported to be in Hennepin County. Also, 31 out of the 32 confirmed cases are confirmed to be unvaccinated.
Minnesota Department of Health site:. http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/diseases/measles/index.html#Example1
In International News
North Korea, also called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, launched a ballistic missile on Friday that is reported to have exploded over land in North Korea. President Trump responded on Twitter by saying that “North Korea disrespected the wishes of China and its highly respected Present when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!” The government of Japan also protested the missile test.
In Tech News
The Pew Research Center recently released a study that found many Americans turned to Google to learn about the Flint Water crisis in 2014. A key finding was that “even before the water crisis had started to unfold, residents of Flint had begun searching for information about their water at increased rates – largely preceding both government notice and heightened regional news coverage.”
Link to the Pew Research Center study: http://www.journalism.org/essay/searching-for-news/
The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ was released in the U.S. on April 21st. Many of you will remember the recall of the Samsung Galaxy S7+ last year due to faulty batteries. So, what can we expect from S8 this time around? We interviewed Michael Fisher, also know as TheMrMobile on YouTube.
Thanks to our guest Michael Fisher for providing insight into the Samsung Galaxy S8. You can find Michael at the following: