In the Know: April 15, 2016

“We have states, governors, doing everything they can to restrict women’s rights. We have a presidential candidate by the name of Donald Trump saying that women should be punished and we are never asked about this.” Hillary Clinton, during the Democratic debate in Brooklyn on April 14

Nation
The Obama administration has issued new rules governing offshore drilling, six years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster killed 11 rig workers and spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Saying its customers “have a right to know when the government obtains a warrant to read their emails,” Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department.

World
Police in England announced Friday the arrest of five people on suspicion of planning terror attacks in a case which could prove linked to the ISIS cell behind the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Earlier this week, two Russian warplanes “buzzed” (flew aggressively close to) the USS Donald Cook. It wasn’t good.

A 6.5 magnitude quake hit Japan on Thursday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 850 others.

Two years after the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls from a school in Nigeria, new video has emerged showing a number of the captives are still alive.

Politics
A Connecticut judge has ruled that a lawsuit against the manufacturer and seller of the weapon used in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 can proceed.

Paul Ryan isn’t running for president. At least that’s what he says

Election 2016
Sanders and Clinton battled it out in Brooklyn on Thursday, and at the end of the debate Sanders was feeling good about his chances: “I think we’re going to win this nomination to tell you the truth.”

Business
Tesla will recall 2,700 Model X SUVs because a hinge in the third row of seats could cause them to collapse in a collision.

Health & Science
The CDC has confirmed that the Zika virus does, in fact, cause birth defects, settling months of debate and setting expectant mothers the world over on edge.

Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner want to send tiny spaceships to Alpha Centauri. (That’s interstellar travel.)

Women’s Affairs
April 12 was Equal Pay Day—not that we’re celebrating (because we, women, had to work this far into 2016 to make as much as our male counterparts). 

 

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