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    News Round-Up: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

    The house approves $50.7 billion in Sandy aid; a London helicopter crash kills two; Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will leave the Obama administration in March; bombers attack an Afghan spy agency; and President Obama will announce sweeping measures on gun reform. Meanwhile, Jessica Simpson gets her own sitcom, and Frank Ocean is nominated for a GLAAD award.

    Caitlin

    CRUCIAL:

    London helicopter crash: Two die in Vauxhall crane accident, http://rtvote.com/WdtTcg
    Two people are dead and another nine injured after a helicopter crashed into a crane Wednesday morning in a busy part of London. The helicopter hit the crane and then several vehicles on the ground before catching fire. “When I heard the explosion—it was like a little earthquake,” eyewitness Sarah-Beth Casey told The Telegraph.Interior Secretary Salazar to leave in March, http://rtvote.com/Wduf2M
    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that he will leave President Obama’s cabinet at the end of March. Salazar, a former Colorado Senator, tried to focus his time on energy issues, but they ended up taking a backseat after the BP oil spill. A replacement has not yet been announced.

    HOUSE APPROVES $50.7B FOR SANDY AID, http://rtvote.com/Wdv4bH
    The House has approved $50.7 billion in aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Political leaders in New York and New Jersey pressured Congress to pass the legislation after House Speaker John Boehner pulled a bill that would provide relief to victims. The Senate will vote on the measure next Tuesday.

    Six bombers attack Afghan spy agency, kill two, http://rtvote.com/13DEUIB
    At least two people were killed and another 22 injured in attacks aimed at the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s main spy agency. A suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near the entrance of the agency’s building. Shortly after, Afghan officials strapped to explosives fired shots while trying to enter the building. The Taliban sent a text message to the media about the attacks but did not outwardly claim responsibility for them.

    EMERGENCY LANDING GROUNDS BOEING 787 JETS IN JAPAN, http://rtvote.com/13DDhKV
    All Nippon Airways has grounded all Boeing 787 Dreamliners after experiencing a multitude of problems with the aircrafts. On Wednesday in Japan, one of the flights made an emergency landing after a battery alarm alert went off. Last week, the FAA said it would investigate the 787s.Feds round up 27 in massive metro-area mob sweep, http://rtvote.com/13DqgSv
    The FBI arrested 27 people in a Mafia raid in New York Wednesday morning. The arrests reportedly stemmed from an investigation into the Mafia’s control of the private garbage industry. The suspects are from three out of five mob families in the area.

    President Obama to demand new sweeping restrictions on firearms, http://rtvote.com/13Dn0qg
    In a press conference Wednesday, President Obama will announce gun-reform measures that he hopes to implement. The measures include a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines as well as universal background checks. On Tuesday, New York passed its own gun reform laws, which the gun lobby has called “schemes.”
    (via Reuters) Facebook search to generate revenue, no rival to Google – analysts, http://rtvote.com/13DIF0M
    Facebook Inc’s new search tool has strong potential to generate revenue for the social networking company, though it is unlikely to challenge Google Inc as the world’s dominant search engine, Wall Street analysts said on Wednesday. Facebook’s “graph search” tool, rolled out on Tuesday, lets its more than 1 billion users trawl their network of friends to find everything from restaurants to movie recommendations and is the company’s biggest foray into online search.
    CULTURAL:
    Jessica Simpson Sitcom in the Works at NBC, http://rtvote.com/13DEKRz

    Frank Ocean, Chely Wright Up for GLAAD Awards, http://rtvote.com/13DJ0k7

    Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle Reveals He’s HIV Positive, http://rtvote.com/13DutFO

    Jennifer Lawrence Explains Her ‘I Beat Meryl’ Golden Globes Comment, http://rtvote.com/13DJ82U

    Justin Timberlake’s ‘Suit & Tie’ headed for huge debut, http://rtvote.com/13DuGcf

    Caitlin Maguire
    Bio: Caitlin is the Marketing & Operations Manager for Rock the Vote
    @caitlinmagu
    Email the author at: blog(at)rockthevote.com



    News Round-Up: Monday, August 22, 2011

    Monday, August 22nd, 2011

    In today’s news, rebels are close to capturing Tripoli; the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will mostly likely be dropped; Casey Anthony is back in Florida; and researchers have found the oldest fossils in history. Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian is married; Chely Wright has also tied the knot; Bono has been taken to the hospital; and Bravo will re-edit the second season of ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’

    Caitlin

    CRUCIAL:

    Fighting Rages over Gaddafi’s Compound, http://aje.me/nVtQ3g
    Rebels are now claiming that they own 95% of the Tripoli. They have almost taken Gaddafi’s compound; however, no one is certain of his whereabouts. Al Jazeera is reporting that South Africa is helping Gaddafi escape. South Africa denies these reports.

    DA Filing to Reveal New ‘Bombshells’ about DSK Accuser’s Credibility, http://nyp.st/pV1HnC
    Prosecutors in the case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn will most likely drop the sexual assault charges against him on Tuesday. Strauss-Kahn’s accuser, Nafissatou Diallo, has been found to have lied regarding the “case’s payoff.” She also had sexual intercourse the night before the incident, which could explain the results of her rape kit.

    Baez to Geraldo Rivera: Casey Back in Florida, http://bit.ly/rhyBCF
    Casey Anthony’s lawyer has told Geraldo Rivera that Anthony has returned to Florida to serve her probation for check fraud. Her lawyer also said that Casey is “concentrating on therapy.”

    Team Claims it Has Found Oldest Fossils, http://nyti.ms/pImQpr
    3.4 billion-year-old fossilized single-cell organisms have been found in Western Australia. The discovery demonstrates that life evolved right after The Heavy Bombardment, “a reign of destruction in which waves of asteroids slammed into the primitive planet” of earth.

    (via POLITICO Playbook) HUNTSMAN: “Democratic National Committee’s new surrogate,” by Alex Burns: “The Democratic National Committee just blasted out a greatest-hits reel from Huntsman’s Sunday show appearance. … Huntsman has worked his way back into the 2012 conversation over the last week by attacking the right wing of his own party. What he hasn’t done is show there’s actually a Republican constituency that wants that kind of candidate.” http://bit.ly/pdxfjr

    (via POLITICO Morning Tech) STUDY: 4G A BOON FOR ECONOMY: CNet reports on a new study that finds investments in 4G networks could spur the creation of up to 771,000 jobs. http://cnet.co/pq3u3L

    CULTURAL:

    Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries Wedding Details, http://on.mtv.com/p58CPn

    ‘The Glee Project’ Winner Damian McGinty Thanks Fans, http://bit.ly/mPzfsR

    U2′s Bono Taken to Hospital, Denies Heart Scare Rumors, http://bit.ly/raiA3C

    Country Singer Chely Wright Marries Girlfriend, http://bit.ly/n6enVr

    Rod Stewart Becomes a Grandfather for First Time, http://tgr.ph/qBshmO

    Bravo Re-edits ‘Real Housewives’ for Season 2, http://usat.ly/nCV88O

    Caitlin Maguire
    Bio: Caitlin is the Marketing & Operations Manager for Rock the Vote
    @caitlinmagu
    Email the author at: blog(at)rockthevote.com