Breaking the Bubble

Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

National:

On April 3, three people were injured when Nasim Najafi Aghdam opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California. Police do not believe the victims were specifically targeted. Police believe Aghdam was “upset” with YouTube’s policies and believed the company was unfairly censoring her videos. Aghdam committed suicide after the shooting.

A rally organized by labor unions filled the streets of Memphis on April 4 in commemoration of the 50th year since the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

International:

Boris Johnson, Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, has been accused of misrepresenting evidence in the poisoning of a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in England on March 4. Johnson had previously stated that the nerve agent had come from Russia; however, this was not verified by Britain’s top military laboratory.

President Donald Trump has instructed military leaders to prepare to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. Previous reports indicate that the United States currently has 2,000 troops in Syria. Trump did not set a date for the withdrawal.

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