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Take 5: all the news you need to know this week 9.15

Sep. 15, 2017
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Friday has arrived! But before you start singing praises, get your news fixture for the week. Here are the top five things you need to know to stay informed:   

  1. Irma Aftermath 

Hurricane Irma is estimated to have destroyed 25 percent of homes in the Keys, when it hit there as a category four hurricane. The other 65 percent of houses suffered immense damage.  At least 45 people have died, as of late, due to the storm, and at least 10 of those were in the continental U.S. President Emmanuel Macron of France went to the Caribbean to evaluate the damage to French territories. Authorities will continue to assess the full damage of the colossal storm. 

       2. Trump Declared New-Found Support for Dreamers

President Trump surprisingly sided with democrats, stating he would support the DACA, on the one condition that we would have to see massive changes in our border security. “We’re working on a plan for DACA,” Mr. Trump told reporters. DACA refers to the “Dreamers,” who are young, undocumented immigrants brought to U.S. when they were children.  He added, “The wall will come later,” referring to his proposed Border Wall, to block Mexican immigrants from entering the United States. 

      3. North Korea Launches Another Missile

Today North Korea fired yet another missile, this time over Japan. The citizens of Guam live in fear as they have become an easy target for missile launching, due to its geographic locations between North Korea and the United States. One American military official called it a test shot, but should be perceived as a warning, as well. 

   4. Trump refuses to believe in climate change- despite colossal storms

The major storms hitting the golf coast and florida throughout the past several weeks have not changed President Trump’s views on climate change. He still refuses to believe that the hurricanes were caused by climate change. When asked about it by a reporter, Trump simply responded, “We’ve had bigger storms than this.” 

    5. Martin Shkreli Sentenced to Jail after Clinton Posts

The former pharmaceutical executive was sentenced to jail by a federal judge on Wednesday, after he offered $5,000 to anyone who grabbed a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair. Shkreli was convicted of fraud in August, and is still awaiting his sentencing. Before Wednesday, Shkreli was on $5 million bail, and his sentencing is currently set for the 16th of January.