Breaking the Bubble


“Golden State Killer” suspect arrested

The suspected “Golden State Killer,” 72-year-old former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, has been arrested in Sacramento, Calif. The string of attacks perpetrated by the killer began in 1976. The “Golden State Killer” is thought to have murdered at least 12 people and raped 45 women. Police said DNA evidence aided in their identification and location of DeAngelo.

Trump and Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, arrived in Washington D.C. on April 24 for a three-day visit with President Donald Trump. In his address to Congress on April 25, Macron discussed his disagreement with Trump’s views on issues such as the Paris Climate Accord. He also urged the United States not to withdraw from its 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. It is the first time a French president has addressed Congress in over a decade.




Ten people were killed and fifteen injured on April 23 when a man drove a van through a crowd of pedestrians in Toronto, Ontario. The suspect, 25-year-old Alek Minassian, purposefully struck the victims in what is likely to be Canada’s deadliest vehicular assault. Police have not listed a clear motive for the attack, however strong misogynistic language has been found throughout Minassian’s online postings.

Indian guru arrested for rape of 16-year-old girl, sparking protests

An Indian court sentenced Asaram Bapu, an influential guru, to life in prison on April 25 for the rape of a teenage girl. The sentencing concluded a long legal battle complicated by the murder of two key witnesses of the case. Bapu is a celebrity in India, attracting hundreds of thousands of followers and holding massive outdoor gatherings.

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