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April 2018 Current Events: US News

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for April 2018:

  1. Shooting at YouTube Headquarters
  2. Assault Rifles Banned in Chicago Suburb
  3. Oklahoma Teachers March 110 Miles
  4. National Guard Sent to Mexico Border
  5. Free Bottled Water Program Canceled
  6. Six Injured in Bus Crash
  7. Plane Crash in Arizona
  8. Gun Control Measures Passed in Vermont
  9. Oklahoma Teachers’ Walkout Ends
  10. 200 Million Eggs Recalled
  11. Colorado Teachers to Follow Others in Walkout
  12. Deportation of Felon Immigrants Restricted by Supreme Court
  13. Engine Failure on Southwest Flight
  14. Yellow Fever Risk in Miami
  15. 8,000 Starbucks to Close for Race Training
  16. Barbara Bush Dies at 92
  17. Man Linked to 9/11 Captured
  18. Dick’s Sporting Goods to Destroy Assault Rifles
  19. Nationwide Student Walkout
  20. Shooting at Florida High School
  21. Tennessee Waffle House Shooting
  22. Waffle House Shooter Arrested
  23. E. Coli in Romaine Lettuce
  24. Teacher Strike Continues in Colorado and Arizona

Shooting at YouTube Headquarters

YouTube

On April 3, a shooting took place at YouTube headquarters. The suspect, Nasim Aghdam, expressed discontent with the company, claiming their filters prevented her videos from being seen. Three victims were taken to the hospital, where one later died, and Aghdam was found dead at the scene. (BBC)

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Assault Rifles Banned in Chicago Suburb

Assault Weapons Banned in Chicago

On April 4, Deerfield, which is about 25 miles outside of Chicago, announced that the sale, possession, and manufacture of assault weapons is now illegal. This ban is a response to the Parkland shooting that took place nearly two months prior. (Reuters)

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Oklahoma Teachers March 110 Miles

Oklahoma State Capitol Teachers' March

On April 4, what began as a walkout turned into a march. The 110-mile march is from Tulsa to the state capitol in Oklahoma City, and is protesting low pay and poor benefits for teachers. (CNN)

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National Guard Sent to Mexico Border

U.S. Border Patrol Bolstered By National Guard

On April 7, after President Trump’s demand, the National Guard announced that 250 personnel would be sent to the border in the coming days. Arizona plans to send 150 shortly after. President Trump demanded 2,000 troops to secure the border while awaiting for his wall to be built. (BBC)

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Free Bottled Water Program Canceled

Flint Michigan Drinking Water

On April 7, it was announced that the water quality in Flint has been restored and therefore the free bottled water program will end. Citizens remain skeptical. (CNN)

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Six Injured in Bus Crash

On April 9, a Long Island bus carrying high schoolers hit an overpass, injuring at least six students. One person is in critical condition, but no deaths have been reported. (Reuters)

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Plane Crash in Arizona

On April 10, six people died when a plane crashed into a golf course in Arizona. The crash is still under investigation. (Reuters)

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Gun Control Measures Passed in Vermont

Vermont

On April 11, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed gun control measures that limit the size of magazines. The new measures also raised the minimum age of gun ownership to 21 and added a ban on bump stocks. (CNN)

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Oklahoma Teachers’ Walkout Ends

On April 12, the nearly two-week walkout in Oklahoma came to an end as the union stated their needs were met by new legislation. Classes are expected to resume on Monday after nearly two weeks of no class. (Reuters)

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200 Million Eggs Recalled

Eggs

On April 15, more than 200 million eggs were recalled in 9 states after 22 people fell ill. The eggs have been said to contain salmonella. (Reuters)

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Colorado Teachers to Follow Others in Walkout

On April 16, Colorado teachers became the next state to lobby for better pay and benefits. Teachers in Kentucky and Arizona have also began to lobby the state capitals. (Reuters)

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Deportation of Felon Immigrants Restricted by Supreme Court

On April 17, the Supreme Court ruled that the law suggesting immigrants who commit certain crimes be deported is too vague. This puts a halt on the Trump Administration’s crackdown on immigrants. (Reuters)

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Engine Failure on Southwest Flight

Southwest

On April 17, a Southwest Flight headed from New York to Dallas made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine failure. One women died during this emergency, and the rest of the passengers were given a $5,000 check by Southwest. (CNN)

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Yellow Fever Risk in Miami

On April 18, it was announced that Miami is one of the states at risk for Yellow Fever. The city currently doesn’t have checks on travelers. (Reuters)

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8,000 Starbucks to Close for Race Training

Starbucks

On April 18, Starbucks announced that 8,000 locations will close for one afternoon for race training after an incident last month. The chain will close the afternoon of May 29. (BBC)

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Barbara Bush Dies at 92

Barbara Bush

On April 18, former First Lady Barbara Bush died after facing some health issues. (BBC)

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Man Linked to 9/11 Captured

On April 19, it was announced that a man linked to the September 11, 2001 attacks was captured in Syria. The Pentagon announced that Mohammad Haydar Zammar was captured a month ago. (Reuters)

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Dick’s Sporting Goods to Destroy Assault Rifles

On April 19, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that the company would destroy all the assault rifles pulled from the shelves after the Parkland shooting. The company did not release how the guns would be destroyed. (CNN)

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Nationwide Student Walkout

On April 20, students across the country have organized a walkout to protest gun violence. The walkout falls on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine Shooting. (CNN)

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Shooting at Florida High School

On April 20, one student was wounded during a shooting at a Florida high school. The incident occurred minutes before students were scheduled to walk out as a protest to gun violence. (CNN)

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Tennessee Waffle House Shooting

On April 22, a naked gunman stormed a Waffle House in Tennessee, killing four people. The suspect, Travis Reinking, is still on the loose. (CNN)

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Waffle House Shooter Arrested

On April 23, after a 36-hour manhunt, Nashville police arrested the man accused of killing four people in a Waffle House. A motive for the attack is still unknown. (CNN)

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E. Coli in Romaine Lettuce

On April 27, the CDC announced that 98 people have fallen ill due to the E. Coli outbreak in romaine lettuce. The outbreak has occurred across 22 states, but no deaths have been reported. (Reuters)

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Teacher Strike Continues in Colorado and Arizona

As of April 30, schools in Colorado and Arizona remain closed as thousands of teachers continue to protest for higher wages and better benefits. Arizona’s governor is currently working on a negotiation. (Reuters)

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