Chicago Hospital Shooting; WaPo: Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email For Government Business; Mississippi Special Senate Election; Massachusetts Begins Recreational Marijuana Sales; Four People Executed In Basement of Philadelphia Home; World News Briefs: Nissan Chairman Arrested; Kabul Suicide Bombing; Sunken Argentina Submarine Found; Political News Briefs: Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Immigration Order; White House Turkey Pardon; Trump Shows Support for bin Salman; CDC Warning: Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce Because of Possible E. Coli Contamination
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Chicago Hospital Shooting
Yesterday afternoon in Chicago, there was a mass shooting at the Mercy Hospital. A doctor, a police officer, and a hospital employee were killed.
The gunman, Juan Lopez (32) was the ex-fiancee of the doctor who died, Tamara O’Neal (38). Witnesses said they saw them arguing in the parking lot of the hospital, possibly about a ring. There was a third person, a friend, who tried to intervene. Lopez pulled out a gun and shot at O’Neal several times, killing her. The friend ran into the hospital to ask for help.
Police cars pulled into the parking lot. Lopez shot at them, and officers shot back. Lopez ran into the hospital. An officer, Samuel Jimenez (28), chased him inside, and was shot and killed.
A pharmaceutical assistant, Dayna Less (25), was killed in the shootout inside the hospital when she got out of an elevator.
The situation ended with Lopez dying from a gunshot wound to his head. It could be self-inflicted or from a police bullet.
A total of four people died.
News reports say Lopez and O’Neal had a wedding scheduled for October 27, but it was called off in September.
O’Neal worked as an emergency room doctor. Many are mourning her death.
A co-worker of hers, John Purakal, MD, tweeted that he knew her, trained with her, saved lives with her and tonight tried to save her life, and broke down when they lost her, then held hands with her mother in prayer. He said we lost a beautiful, resilient, passionate doctor.
Chicago police and the fire department honored Officer Jimenez with a solemn procession. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Dayna Less, the pharmaceutical assistant, was a first-year pharmacy resident and was engaged with a wedding planned in the spring.
It was a terrible shooting at a hospital in Chicago.
WaPo: Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email For Government Business
The Washington Post reported that Ivanka Trump, the daughter and White House advisor to President Trump, used a personal email account to send hundreds of government-related emails.
This is considered a violation of federal records rules. Some other White House staff felt like this had some similarities with Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email for government business.
A representative for Ivanka said she did occasionally use her personal email before she realized it was against the rules, but that none of the emails had classified information and was mostly for scheduling arrangements. The representative said this was different from Clinton, who used a private email server that was installed in the basement of her home.
We’ll see if this leads into something more, or if it is a minor issue. Hillary’s email scandals sparked a FBI investigation with Donald Trump often calling her “crooked.”
Mississippi Special Senate Election
There will be one more election next week, a runoff vote for a Senate seat in Mississippi between the incumbent Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democratic challenger Mike Espy, who hopes to be the first black senator for Mississippi since 1898.
Hyde-Smith was not elected to be senator, she replaced former Senator Thad Cochran, who retired in April. If she wins this election, she will be the first female elected representative in Congress for Mississippi.
This race had controversy because Hyde-Smith was filmed telling a supporter that if he had a public hanging, she would be on the front row. She said it in a humorous way, but the NAACP said this joke about hanging in a state known for its violent and terroristic history towards African Americans is sick.
Hyde-Smith had another controversial comment when she was filmed joking it might be a good thing to suppress college votes because it would be harder for liberals to vote.
Espy has his own controversy from the 1990s when he was indicted and acquitted of corruption charges. He used to serve as Secretary of Agriculture in the Clinton administration.
Espy now has some momentum and is trying to mobilize his supporters to turn out in the polls on election day on November 27. Former Vice-President Joe Biden and two Democratic Senators, Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, has campaigned for him.
President Trump is expected to visit two cities in Mississippi next week to support Hyde-Smith.
The Senate currently has 52 Republicans to 47 Democrats.
Massachusetts Begins Recreational Marijuana Sales
Today Massachusetts became the first state on the U.S. East Coast to allow recreational marijuana sales.
The first person in line at a store in Northampton was the town’s mayor, David Narkewicz. He symbolically bought a cannabis-infused chocolate bar but said he would not consume it. He wants to preserve and display it for historical purposes. Narkewicz is an Air Force veteran.
Two years ago voters in the state decided to legalize it, and now stores are open for those 21 and over.
An Army veteran and a medical marijuana advocate, Stephen Mandile, was the first person to buy cannabis at another store in Leicster. He previously said he beat his addiction to painkillers by using marijuana to treat his PTSD and other injuries.
There were lines of people at both stores.
Four People Executed In Basement of Philadelphia Home
In Philadelphia, police found the bodies of four people, two men and two women, in the basement of a home that was under renovation. All of them were shot once in their heads. They haven’t been identified.
The men are 31 and 28 years old and were cousins. One of the women is 20 and the other’s age is unknown. One of them lived in the house.
The Police Commissioner Richard Ross said the four were executed and that he doesn’t think it was random. He said he hopes someone will help police with finding the killer.
It was a violent day yesterday with the Chicago hospital shooting, the Philadelphia shooting, and other fatal shootings in Denver and St. Louis.
World News Briefs: Nissan Chairman Arrested; Kabul Suicide Bombing; Sunken Argentina Submarine Found
Here are three world news briefs.
The first: Nissan’s Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested in Japan for financial misconduct. The company said they had investigated him and another board member for several months on suspicion of filing false financial statements where they underreported Ghosn’s income by tens of millions of dollars over five years.
The second news brief: in Kabul, Afghanistan, a suicide bomber killed at least 43 people and wounded 83 at a gathering of Muslim scholars. They were in a wedding hall and was honoring the birthday of Prophet Muhammad. No group has claimed responsibility yet. Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani said this was an attack on Islamic values and on humanity. He declared tomorrow a day of national mourning.
The third news brief: in Argentina, their navy said they have found the submarine that sank last year with 44 crew members. They showed images of the sub on the seafloor, almost 3,000 feet below the surface. It appears the submarine imploded. The navy said they don’t have the technology to recover it. Families of the victims have demanded them to recover it.
Political News Briefs: Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Immigration Order; White House Turkey Pardon; Trump Shows Support for bin Salman
Here are three political news briefs.
The first: A federal judge has temporarily blocked President Trump’s order to declare immigrants who enter the U.S. illegally ineligible for asylum. The judge said Congress has allowed immigrants to apply for asylum regardless of how they entered the country. The Trump administration said this was absurd. There will be a hearing on December 19.
The second news brief: President Trump has pardoned a turkey in a White House tradition. Trump appeared at the Rose Garden with his wife, Melania. There were two turkeys, Peas and Carrots, from South Dakota. Trump said at this time of the year, we reflect on the many blessings in our lives, that Thanksgiving is a time of great American traditions. People voted to decide which turkey to pardon on the White House website. Trump said Peas won the vote in a fair and open election, but that Carrots refused to concede and demanded a recount. He was joking. Both turkeys will live at “Gobblers Rest” on Virginia Tech’s campus.
The third news brief: President Trump said in a statement that he stands with Saudi Arabia, after the many reports about Jamal Khashoggi’s killing. Trump said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman might have had knowledge of it, or maybe he did not. Trump said Saudi Arabia is an important ally in oil production, U.S. military investment, the fight against Iran, and eliminating terrorism in the world.
Turkey Pardon: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-turkey-pardon-2018/index.html
Trump Supports bin Salman: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/20/trump-says-us-stands-with-saudi-arabia-despite-khashoggi-killing.html
CDC Warning: Don’t Eat Romaine Lettuce Because of Possible E. Coli Contamination
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned Americans to not eat romaine lettuce because it might be contaminated with E. coli.
32 people have been infected in 11 states, and 13 of them are in hospitals, with one having kidney failure.
People have become sick in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
It’s also affected 18 people in Canada, in Ontario and Quebec.
The CDC said if you have any romaine lettuce at your home, you should throw it away.
Restaurants and businesses should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce until there is further information.
E. coli infection can cause watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting, and can cause people to become severely ill and die.
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