In the Know: April 10, 2015

“I think everyone who is running for president should be talking about what they will do to strengthen and rebuild America’s middle class. This has been my lifetime’s work. I have watched year by year by year where America’s middle class just has to take one punch after another. We’ve reached a point where this just isn’t going to work anymore.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren on her views for the 2016 candidacy. She is not running, but making her voice heard on key national topics.

Nation
Boston marathon bombing verdict is in: guilty.

A violent storm system hit the Midwest this week, killing at least one in Illinois.

A South Carolina man was fatally shot by a police officer during a routine traffic stop. Officials are questioning the motive, as the dash camera showed no reasonable threat.

World
Pakistan’s parliament voted unanimously Friday to remain neutral in the conflict in Yemen.

Iran’s supreme leader expressed pessimism Thursday about the deal reached last week with six world powers to restrict the country’s nuclear program.

Cuba is attending, for the first time, the seventh annual Summit of the Americas in Panama. (Which may include a historic Obama-Castro handshake.)

Politics
It may be official: Hillary is running, 2016. So is Rand Paul, officially. (And an easy way to keep up.)

President Obama’s executive order banning discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans by federal contractors took effect Wednesday.

Business
FAA approved Amazon drone research, again.

LinkedIn acquiring Lynda.com. Get your learn on.

Apple smartwatch available for preorder today. (Official launch: April 24).

Health
Check your fridge: Sabra hummus recalled over listeria concerns.

Women’s Affairs
Sarah Thomas will become the first full-time female official in NFL history.

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Katie Higgins is the first female pilot in the team’s 69-year history.

Investigators in Florida are trying to determine what caused a midair collision that killed a pioneering female skydiver.

 

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