By Bobby M.
In case you missed any of the news from March 17th through the 19th, here is a brief recap regarding much of what happened. Not everything will have a hyperlink, so if you would like more information, please highlight and google it.
After a weird meeting with Germany’s Angela Merkel on Friday, we had a mostly Trump-free weekend in regards to major news. This was a very welcoming change considering this past weekend was one of the most important times of the year regarding NCAA Basketball. March Madness 2017 opened with it’s field of 64 tournament games, where the most noteworthy upsets happened with the defending champion University of Villanova getting upset by Wisconsin, along with Duke going down to South Carolina. Beyond the numerous basketball games, social media was ablaze due to the death of rock and roll legend Chuck Berry at the age of 90. The rest of what is listed below may have been harder to hear details about…
- An attempted terrorist attack at a Paris airport was thwarted after the attacker tried to take a patrolling soldier’s weapon
- Speaking of that Merkel/Trump summit, too many headlines involved his not shaking her hand, while many enjoyed the look on Merkel’s face when it came to interacting with the baffoon. After their meeting, Trump tried his hand at racketeering in trying to say Germany owes America more money
- Syrian rebel groups launched a surprise attack on regime forces on the eastern outskirts of Damascus
- Twenty two people were killed in an attack on a mosque in Yemen
- Preet Bharara, the former U.S. attorney fired by the Justice Department last week, was investigating Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price at the time of his dismissal
- Hillary Clinton made an appearance and has stated she will try to be more in the public eye
- Three suicide bombers killed four people and injured eight others in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri
- A report came out that said dozens of Russians have invested nearly $100 million in Trump-branded buildings in southern Florida
- Paul Manafort, who served as President Trump’s campaign chairman during the summer of 2016, is wanted for questioning in a Ukrainian corruption case
- George Conway, the husband of White House counseler Kellyanne Conway was chosen to head the civil division of the Justice Department
- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended his first trip to Asia with a productive meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping with an agreement to work together with China on North Korea
- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) both say that Trump is a liar when it comes to wiretapping claims