By Bobby M.
In case you missed any of the news from March 31st through April 2nd, 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.
Decided to give the spotlight of this past weekend to all things sports because there was no overarching major breaking news and it can be so exhausting to look at Trump’s America sometimes. In college basketball, not only is the men’s final set for tonight between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Gonzaga Bulldogs after both won their games on Saturday, but major upheaval happened in the women’s tournament. The UConn Lady Huskies lost for the first time in years opening up the final to 2 SEC teams who never won a national championship before. Mississippi State pulled off that upset, but then got beaten by the Lady Gamecocks of South Carolina. Major League Baseball also had a showcase Opening Day on Sunday before the rest of the league starts their season today. The rest of what is listed below may have been harder to hear details about…
- Torrential rains on Friday led to mudslides over the weekend in Columbia that killed over 200 people, with the death toll always rising while a frantic search to find survivors continues
- Arson was found to be the cause of the I-85 fire in Atlanta that will paralyze traffic there for months and the man who started it was officially charged
- George Takei pranked the world on April Fools Day when he joked about running against Devin Nunes for a seat in congress in 2018
- “The Walking Dead” TV show ended it’s seventh season with high ratings for their season finale
- Twenty people were tortured and then murdered with clubs and knives at a Pakistani Sufi shrine
- A report came out that Chechnya has detained more than 100 gay men “in connection with their nontraditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such,” leading to the death of some
- Even though Trump promoted rape culture in the Billy Bush tapes and is the subject of numerous sexual assault related lawsuits, he proclaimed April 2017 as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
- Trump tells the Financial Times not only does he not regret any of his tweets, but he regrets nothing ever
- The Los Angeles Times slammed President Trump in a new editorial, arguing that his “unpredictable” and “reckless” behavior is “the most worrisome” part of his presidency and that “nothing prepared us for the magnitude of this trainwreck.”
- Donald Trump played golf for the 14th time in 70 days of office at yet another property his family owns
- Former national security adviser Michael Flynn did not list payments from Russian companies on his original financial disclosure forms submitted in February. The retired lieutenant general filed an amended financial disclosure on Friday reporting speaking payments from three Russia-linked companies
- Trump announced two new executive orders aimed at tackling long-standing concerns around trade enforcement, but he left the room before actually signing the orders proving that he is just a figurehead for the GOP establishment
- A majority of Americans want an independent investigation into any connections between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research