Breaking the Bubble

Kerong Kelly, News Editor

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Domestic

  • The U.S. Treasury Department gave licenses to Boeing and the engine maker General Electric to export parts for aircraft to Iran under relaxed sanctions. (Reuters)
  • Maryland raised the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, the second state to make such changes since Connecticut set the precedent last month. (New York Times)
  • Rhode Island and the U.S. Department of Justice have agreed on a court-ordered consent decree that will require changes to employment services of the mentally disabled. Such changes will include a minimum wage and regular workday hours and will cover 3,250 people in Rhode Island and 450,000 people across the country. (AP)
  • A U.S. congressman is raising questions about University of North Carolina’s fake class scandal and the NCAA’s failure to sanction the University during a 2012 academic fraud investigation. (CNN)

International

  • Mali’s government resigned and Moussa Mara, a town planning minister, will become prime minister. (Reuters)
  • Malta created a new program that offers citizenship for a price than can reach up to $1.57 million. (New York Times)
  • Troops from the Ukrainian Interior Ministry forced pro-Russian demonstrators from an administration building and arrested 70 protesters. (New York Times)
  • The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is continuing to spread—from Guinea’s tropical rain forests to the border of Liberia. (AP)
  • Prisoners in Uruguay will give medicinal marijuana to prisoners if a doctor says it will benefit their health. (AP)
  • The United States and China debated over Japan when the Chinese defense minister said that Beijing had “indisputable sovereignty” over a group of islands in a highly contested area of the East China Sea. (New York Times)
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