Breaking the Bubble

Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

National:

On April 9 the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) raided the office of Michael D. Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer. The FBI, having obtained a search warrant after receiving a referral from Robert S. Mueller III, seized business records, emails, and documents. Hours later, Trump accused the Justice Department of leading a “witch hunt.”

 

Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, announced April 11 that he will not be seeking reelection in November. Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Ryan has vowed to continue to raise money for the Republican party. Ryan will retire at the end of this year at the age of 48.

 

International:

 

16 people were killed in Saskatchewan, Canada on the evening of April 6 when a bus carrying members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team collided with a tractor-trailer. Since the accident, people around the world have been paying tribute to the victims by sharing images of hockey sticks being left outside their homes with the hashtags #PutYourSticksOut and #HumboldtStrong.

 

257 people died when an Algerian military plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Boufarik, just west of the capital of Algeria, Alegiers. Witnesses said they saw flames coming from one engine as the plane fell from the sky, crashing on one wing. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has declared three national days of mourning. It is unclear how many survivors there are.

 

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