News Brief (4/8 to 4/15)

Monday, April 8

  • Rep. Eric Swalwell announced his 2020 run on Colbert’s “Late Show”.
  • Iran’s Supreme Security Council placed U.S. troops on its terrorist groups list.
  • Three American service members, one contractor killed in an attack in Afghanistan.
  • Suspected rhino poacher is killed by an elephant and then eaten by lions in South Africa.

Tuesday, April 9

  • Oprah Winfrey donated $2 million to a Puerto Rico relief fund.
  • Trump pushed to close the El Paso border, told agents not to admit migrants and to resume family separations.
  • Illegal immigrant charged with five deaths in Missouri, Kansas was found dead in his cell.

Wednesday, April 10

  • Katie Bouman, alongside other scientists, form the first ever picture of a black hole.
  • New Jersey HS principal died donating bone marrow to a stranger.
  • New Zealand’s parliament voted 119-1 to change gun laws following the Christchurch massacre.
  • GOP Texas lawmaker re-introduced a bill to allow the death penalty for women who have abortions.

Thursday, April 11

  • Julian Assange is arrested in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, England.
  • Nipsey Hussle’s funeral and memorial began.
  • April 11 marked National Pet Day.

Friday, April 12

  • “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” teaser trailer was released
  • White House considered dumping migrants into sanctuary cities.
  • The famous music festival Coachella kicked off its first weekend of festivities.

Saturday, April 13

  • Guava Island was released with Childish Gambino and Rihanna.
  • UFC 236 kicked off, and Dustin Poirier defeated Max Holloway.
  • A Florida man was killed by his pet Cassowary, known as the most dangerous bird on the planet.
  • Trump assailed Ilhan Omar with videos of the 9/11 attacks.
  • The NBA Playoffs began
  • Fire breaks out at Coachella, but no one was injured.

Sunday, April 14

  • Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters in a match for the ages.
  • Pete Buttigieg announced his official 2020 presidential run.
  • Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp were down worldwide.
  • Game of Thrones season 8 debuted on Sunday night.
  • BTS, a K-Pop band, appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Monday, April 15

  • April 15 marked the national Tax Day.
  • The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France caught fire, destroying the famous spire and most of the roof. The famous tower structure was spared.
  • The Mueller Report will be released on Thursday the Justice Department said.
  • The 2019 Boston Marathon commenced.