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March 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 March 2018:

  1. Hope Hicks to Resign
  2. Man Shoots Himself in Front of White House
  3. Other States May Follow West Virginia Protests
  4. West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Officially Over
  5. Shooting at Alabama School
  6. Three Dead in California Veterans Home Shooting
  7. Helicopter Crash in New York City
  8. Stephen Hawking Dies
  9. Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun
  10. Package Bomb in Austin
  11. National Student Walkout
  12. Rex Tillerson and John McEntee Fired
  13. House Passes Bill Regarding School Safety
  14. Florida Bridge Collapses
  15. Andrew McCabe Fired
  16. LSU Fraternity Members Indicted
  17. Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Opioid Dealers
  18. School Shooting in Maryland
  19. Austin Bomber Believed to be Dead
  20. March for Our Lives
  21. Officers not Charged in Alton Sterling Shooting
  22. Man Arrested for Washington D.C. Package Bombs
  23. Caroline Sunshine Joins Trump Press Office
  24. Driver Plows into San Francisco Pedestrians
  25. Walkout in Oklahoma Still On

Hope Hicks to Resign

Hope Hicks

On March 1, it was announced that President Trump’s communications director Hope Hicks would resign. A reason for her departure has not yet been released. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

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Man Shoots Himself in Front of White House

White House Shooting

On March 3, an unidentified man shot himself in the head in front of the White House. The man reportedly pulled out a handgun and fired a few shots before turning the gun on himself. No other injuries were reported. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

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Other States May Follow West Virginia Protests

Protestors Demand Pay Raise

After a walkout performed by West Virginian teachers, other states have expressed concern on March 4. Oklahoma and Arizona are two states where teachers have expressed their intentions to echo the West VIrginia walkout. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Tyler Evert

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West Virginia Teachers’ Strike Officially Over

Walkout Ends

On March 6, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice signed the bill awarding teachers a 5% pay increase. The strike caused schools to be closed for a total of nine days. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Raby

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Shooting at Alabama School

Alabama Shooting

One student was killed and another was taken into custody after a shooting at an Alabama high school on March 8. Investigators believe the shooting was “accidental,” but more details have yet to be released. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Brynn Anderson

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Three Dead in California Veterans Home Shooting

Veterans Home Shooting

On March 9, Albert Wong, a former veteran, killed three women during a standoff at a California veterans home. The gunman was found dead and used to be a patient at Pathway Home, where the tragic incident took place. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Josh Edelson

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Helicopter Crash in New York City

Helicopter Crash

On March 11, a helicopter crashed in New York City’s East River, killing the six passengers, and injuring the pilot. Before the crash, the pilot called in for help regarding a failed engine. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

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Stephen Hawking Dies

Stephen Hawking

On March 13, at the age of 76, Stephen Hawking died peacefully in his home. Various people have come together to honor the life of this great scientist. (Reuters)

Photo Source: Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File

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Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun

Teacher Accidentally Fires Gun

During a safety demonstration on March 13, a Northern California teacher accidentally fired off his gun, injuring one student. The police have stated the injuries are minor. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

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Package Bomb in Austin

Austin Bomb

On March 14, a package bomb sent to a home in Austin claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy. This bomb is the third sent to a home in the last ten days. The other two claimed the lives of two people and injured another two. Investigations are ongoing. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Gregory Bull

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National Student Walkout

Student Walkout

On March 14, students around the country walked out of class at 10:00 a.m. for seventeen minutes. The purpose of the walkout was both to pay tribute to the victims of the Parkland High shooting and to protest for stricter gun laws. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Manuel Valdes

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Rex Tillerson and John McEntee Fired

Rex Tillerson

On March 14, President Trump fired US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. John Sullivan will replace Tillerson when he officially leaves on March 31 until President Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo is approved. President Trump’s personal aide John McEntee was also fired. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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House Passes Bill Regarding School Safety

House Bill

On March 14, a bill regarding school safety was passed by the House, yet no gun restrictions were in the legislation. Instead, the bill is set to increase the budget for metal detectors, security, and locks. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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Florida Bridge Collapses

Florida Bridge Collapse

On March 16, a pedestrian bridge collapsed in South Florida, killing six people. The bridge was created in a sped-up process and engineers examined it days before the collapse. Police are still going through the rubble but don’t expect to find more victims. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

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Andrew McCabe Fired

Andrew McCabe

On March 17, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe days before his retirement. Sessions stated that the termination was due to information he found during an internal review. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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LSU Fraternity Members Indicted

LSU Fraternity

On March 17, four members of LSU’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity were indicted in the hazing death of a fellow student. The death occurred in September 2017, and police arrested the suspects late October. Various other suspects were not convicted. (CNN)

Photo Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office via AP, File

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Trump Calls for Death Penalty for Opioid Dealers

President Trump

On March 19, during a speech in New Hampshire, President Trump unveiled his plan to curb the opioid epidemic. President Trump’s anti-addiction plan includes implementing the death sentence for drug dealers and increasing funding to curb addiction. (Reuters)

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School Shooting in Maryland

Maryland Flag

On March 20, a 17-year-old boy opened fire on his fellow students at a Maryland high school. Two students were injured and the gunman later died after a gunfight with police. One of the victims, a 16-year-old girl, died in the hospital a few days later. (Reuters)

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Austin Bomber Believed to be Dead

Texas Flag

On March 21, a sixth explosion in Austin took the life of the suspected Austin Bomber. The tirade lasted three weeks, and five bombs detonated, killing two people. The suspect, Mark Anthony Conditt, recorded a 25-minute video of himself confessing to the bombs, though he did not provide a reason as to why he chose the victims he did. (CNN)

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March for Our Lives

Washington DC

On March 23, hundreds of thousands of people marched in major cities to protest guns. The march has ignited the #NeverAgain movement, which was sparked by recent school shootings. (BBC)

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Officers not Charged in Alton Sterling Shooting

Louisiana Flag

On March 27, it was announced that Louisiana will not charge two officers involved in the 2016 shooting of Alton Sterling. Evidence has been said to show that the officers’ actions were justified. (Reuters)

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Man Arrested for Washington D.C. Package Bombs

Washington DC

On March 27, a man was arrested on suspicion that he was involved in the package bombs sent to the CIA and military installments throughout Washington D.C. The suspect, Thanh Cong Phan, has been known to send letters to the government and is thought to have a mental illness. Investigations are ongoing. (Reuters)

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Caroline Sunshine Joins Trump Press Office

Trump

On March 28, it was announced that former Disney star Caroline Sunshine would be joining President Trump’s press office. Sunshine recently completed an internship at the White House and will now receive a position as a press assistant. (BBC)

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Driver Plows into San Francisco Pedestrians

California Flag

On March 28, a driver plowed into five people walking along a San Francisco street. One of the victims died and the driver fled the scene. He was later arrested, and police claim there is no threat to the public. (Reuters)

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Walkout in Oklahoma Still On

Oklahoma Flag

On March 31, after a bill raising teacher wages was passed in Oklahoma, the union stated that the pay raise wasn’t enough. Walkouts to protest teacher salaries and school budgets are still scheduled to occur in Oklahoma on Monday, April 1. (CNN)

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