5 Things for Thursday
The annual congressional baseball game will go on today despite the shooting yesterday in Virginia. The game, a symbol of two differing parties coming together for the greater good (charity) since 1909 will definitely symbolize more today in the wake of tragic circumstances.
Majority-whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana is still in critical condition after he was shot in the left hip yesterday. Doctors say he will need more operations, the bullet damaged bones in his pelvis and injured his internal organs. We of course will be keeping a close eye on this.
Today the family of Otto Warmbier is holding a press conference. Otto, the 22-year-old university student who was jailed in North Korea, was released earlier this week- but in a coma. Questions are still swirling surrounding the circumstances of Otto’s condition- North Korea came forward to say they released him on “humanitarian grounds”. Not sure how humanitarian it is, Otto was in the coma for months and nothing was done, not to mention he was sentenced to jail for 15 years for taking a banner.
Yesterday evening it came out that special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice. This came from the Washington Post, and if true, could really shake things up. This stems from Mr. Trump’s firing of James Comey, and Mueller has already lined up several interviews to investigate the claims.
This will be very interesting- it was just earlier this week that the rumor hit that the President was thinking about firing Mueller, I wonder what will happen now.
The devastating fire that struck a high-rise apartment building in London is still causing major damage. Crews are just starting to go through the wreckage- as of now there are only 17 confirmed casualties, but that number is expected to increase as searches are underway.
London’s fire commissioner said no more survivors are expected, and it is still unclear how many people are missing. The cause of the fire is still unknown, but with 600 residents displaced and over 250 firefighters reeling from the worst fire London has seen in a generation, it’s something to watch for.
News just came out that an explosion occurred in the entrance to a kindergarten in China. As of now casualties are reported, but no word yet on how many. Some horrific images have been coming out from this incident, so just keep Beijing in your thoughts today as more details come out from this unfortunate incident.