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Newly uncovered Benghazi documents call administration claims into question. Long delays at major airports around the nation, due to government furloughs. Brokering peace talks between Pakistan and Afghanistan over the Taliban. President Obama keeps his commitment to Planned Parenthood but delays his speech to the country’s so he can attend the memorial service honoring lives lost at the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas. Disappointing earnings from retail products giant Procter and Gamble, as well as another sign of weakness in the overall economy lead to a mixed day on Wall Street.
Democratic Senator Max Baucus announces his retirement at the end of his present term, which makes six Democrat senators calling it quits. Three of the eight murder charges against abortionist Kermit Gosnell are dropped. France legalizes same sex marriage amid strong protests from the people. The ACLU jumps to sue a florist who refused to supply flowers for a same-sex wedding. Stocks shoot down 150 points within seconds after hackers took control of the Associated Press' twitter account.
A terror plot is foiled in Canada, and the surviving Boston Marathon bomber is charged. The Senate holds a hearing on the immigration reform bill. The White House blames Republicans for flight delays across the country. Wall Street is mixed, but traders will look to Washington for signs on the global economy. Prosecutors say a gunman who pleaded guilty to plotting a mass killing at the Washington headquarters of a Christian lobbying group should receive a 45-year prison sentence.
The surviving Boston marathon bombing suspect still hasn’t been questioned. The US doubles its aid to Syria, but the rebels say it’s not enough. Emotions in the Texas town of West run high. Wall Street took some deep plunges in both the price of gold and major stocks, but earnings reports will continue to be released.
The names of the Boston bombing suspects are unknown, but there is an idea of what they look like. The Senate Gang of Eight holds together on immigration reform. Texas officials start an investigation after a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant. Prosecutors in the Kermit Gosnell murder trial rest their case. Poor corporate quarterly earnings drive the markets down. A public funeral is planned for long-time Billy Graham crusade singer George Beverly Shea, who died at age 104.
Confusion reigns in Boston as several media sources get the story wrong about a possible suspect in the bombings. The Gang of Eight’s nine-hundred-page immigration reform bill arrives. The easiest-to-pass gun control measure falls short in the Senate. Secretary of State John Kerry says he believes the window for a two-state solution in the Middle East is closing. Billy Graham song leader George Beverly Shea passes away. In the up-again, down-again world of Wall Street, the Dow is down again.
The effect of the bombings in Boston begins setting in. Senate backers set expectations on immigration reform. Troops will likely stay in Afghanistan beyond the combat mission, but specific numbers have not been released. Wall Street bounces back, after stocks suffer the worst one-day plunge in five months. The head of a Christian outreach to track-and-field athletes fears the deadly terror attack at the Boston Marathon will have additional long-lasting effects, including costly security precautions.
Twin bomb blasts terrorize revelers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The Supreme Court asks whether researchers should own your genetic makeup. A disputed election in Venezuela has a revolutionary’s successor in power. Wall Street takes a tumble as traders are concerned about news out of China. Christian author Rick Warren and his wife Kaye hold a private funeral for their son following his suicide.
Senate supporters of a gun-control background check bill will vote this week. Conversations on Sunday talk shows center around the continuing North Korea crisis. A compromise Senate bill for immigration reform will be unveiled. Wall Street focused its attention on a full week of earnings reports. A man escapes a life-threatening situation unscathed.
A report says North Korea does have the ability to launch nuclear weapons. With Republican help, Democrat backers of gun control move a step closer. Group of Eight nations discuss Syria but can’t agree what to do about it. Wall Street rises on news on jobs. A florist in Washington is sued for declining involvement in a wedding for two men.