11.14.2018

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El Chapo Trial Begins.
The US trial of infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman began yesterday in a Brooklyn courtroom. Guzman is accused of accruing nearly $14B in wealth while head of the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel, whose main business is shuttling hundreds of tons of cocaine from Colombia into the US. He faces charges of international drug trafficking, conspiracy to commit murder, and gun and money laundering - his defense painted Guzman's image as a myth built up by the US and Mexican governments as a scapegoat for Mexican drug violence. Experts say El Chapo's capture may have less impact than anticipated on the operations and influence of the Sinaloa cartel, the decision-making authority of which is somewhat distributed across the organization. New York City officials say the trial poses the biggest security risk in decades, with jurors worried about being targeted by El Chapo associates. 

One juror already dropped out, citing extreme anxiety over the role. 
Brexit Deal Reached.
The European Union and the United Kingdom reached a tentative agreement on the details surrounding the UK's exit from the 28-member bloc yesterday, capping more than a year of stop-and-go negotiations. The deal is the next step in the drawn-out saga of the so-called Brexit (see background), which began when UK voters supported a referendum to leave the EU in June of 2016. Although British Prime Minister Theresa May assumed power following the referendum and has followed through on a promise to push a Brexit deal forward, she still faces a tall challenge navigating any agreement through a divided parliament. Even within May's Conservative Party there are disagreements on what a package should look like, and May will likely need the support of at least 10 opposition party members to secure a 320-vote majority and ensure passage. Before that happens, however, May's cabinet, European leaders, and the European Parliament must sign off (paywall) on the deal. 

The UK is currently scheduled to leave the EU on March 29th, 2019 - with or without a deal.
Nashville Snags Smaller Amazon Hub.
In a bit of a surprise announcement, Amazon announced it would open an operations hub in the Tennessee capital of Nashville yesterday. The news follows the company confirming its plans to split its much-anticipated second headquarters (dubbed "HQ2") between New York City and a location outside Washington, DC. Close to 240 cities put in initial bids when the company announced it would select an HQ2 location last year, which was expected to bring around $5B in direct investment and 50,000 jobs over 10 to 15 years to the selected metro area. It wasn't until late last week that leaked reports suggested that Amazon would split HQ2 among two east coast locations. The new Nashville location is expected to bring 5,000 jobs to the downtown - along with the company's flagship Seattle location and its two new East Coast locations, the Tennessee hub further spreads the online retail giant's footprint across the United States. 
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
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Science & Technology.
> Google sister company Waymo to launch driverless car service by end of year; will compete with Uber and Lyft under a to-be-revealed brand name (More)
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