4.4.2018

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4.4.2018
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Need To Know.
Shooting at YouTube HQ.
Three people were injured, including one critically, when a shooter opened fire at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA. The shooter, 39-year-old Nasim Aghdam, killed herself at the scene. The shooting reportedly took pace near a dining area which can be reached without an employee badge. Aghdam had been reported as missing from her San Diego home - police found her early on Tuesday asleep in a parked car in Mountain View, CA, prior to the shooting, and notified her family. Her brother then warned police that she may be headed towards YouTube. While officials are still confirming a motive, Aghdam's family indicated she often criticized the company, believing YouTube was suppressing her video content. 

An FBI study of such active shooter incidents shows that less than 5% are carried out by women. 

MLK 50th Anniversary.
Bells will toll at colleges, churches, and other institutions around the country at 6:01 pm this evening to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Bells will ring 39 times - the civil rights leader was 39 years old when he was assassinated in 1968 in Memphis, TN. King was in the midst of organizing the Poor People's Campaign in partnership with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, with plans to march on Washington demanding economic justice reforms for Americans of all backgrounds, when he was killed. The Lorraine Hotel, where King was killed by a single rifle shot from James Earl Ray while standing on a balcony, has since been turned into the National Civil Rights Museum. Riots broke out in over 100 cities across the US, some lasting for days (see photos).

Hear one of the witnesses open up about the day of the shooting for the first time in decades. 

White House Names Tariff Targets.

The White House rolled out a list of nearly 1,300 Chinese products that would face a 25% tariff yesterday. The tariffs would amount to close to $50B in taxes on Chinese goods imported into the US - the list has a focus on high-technology products but also includes common consumer goods like shoes, clothes, and toys (see the entire list here, starting on page 14). Officials said the move is largely in response to Chinese theft of intellectual property from US firms and other unfair trade practices. A number of US firms have pushed back on the plan - both because they import products from China and China is a huge market for US exports. The US exported $170B in goods and services to China in 2016, importing $479B.

In response China announced $50B in tariffs on 106 products, with a start date to be determined. 
 
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In The Know.

Sports, Entertainment & Culture.

Canelo Alvarez withdraws from boxing rematch against Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin after Canelo fails multiple drug tests (More)
Dick Van Dyke, Lin-Manuel Miranda share marquee at annual Geffen fundraiser recognizing accomplishments of leaders in the artistic community (More)
Final episode of HGTV's Fixer Upper airs, with new spinoff for Chip and Joanna Gaines starting April 10th on same channel (More)
 

Science & Technology.

Digital analysis of spear points shows migration during Ice Age much more complex than previously thought (More)
Apple hires John Giannandrea, Google's former chief of search and artificial intelligence, to run new machine learning efforts (More)
Scientists reprogram cells that store long-term memory of places in mice, demonstrate limited ability to 'swap out' place-based memories (More)
 

Business & Markets.

Spotify shares jump to open of $165 in first-day of trading, close at $149 representing $26B valuation (More) | NYSE hangs wrong flag  (More)
Small business hiring slows to lowest level in 7 years, wages rise (More)
Forbes releases the 2018 Midas List of the top Venture Capitalists (More) | Meet the top Midas women, a record 9 made the list this year, up from 6 last year (More)
 

Politics & World Affairs.

Dutch lawyer is first to be sentenced in Mueller probe, gets 30 day in jail for lying to investigators (More)
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu backtracks on UN deal to let 20,000 African migrants remain in Israel, will seek deportation (More)
Trump floats possibility of using military to guard US-Mexico border (More) | Mexican ambassador says country is managing migration flows, with border crossings at lowest level in decades (More)
Etcetera.
Watch Robert Kennedy's speech following the death of Martin Luther King Jr - often lauded as one of the best in US history

Oklahoma teachers on strike are posting photos of their dilapidated textbooks

Cameras at Glacier National Park capture a black bear waking up from hibernation

15 beautiful photos of spring flowers around the world

Kansas City Royals sign the first pro baseball player with autism.

Edible glitter is now a thing

Fewer and fewer US students are studying foreign languages

World's first face gym exercises your face muscles


Clickbait:  Which animals pass gas, which don’t, and why (it's science).  

Historybook: William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia, shortest presidency ever at just 31 days (1841); HBD Maya Angelou (1928); NATO is created (1949); Martin Luther King, Jr is assassinated (1968).
 
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