5 Things for Wednesday
This morning the aftermath of an early suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan is rocking the world. At least 80 people were killed and hundreds of others injured when a car bomb went off near several foreign embassies, home to high-ranking officials and major government institutions.
Keep your eyes open for the fallout of this tragic incident today. No one has claimed responsibility for this attack yet, and it’s possible that the U.S. could send more troops to the area.
Missile Defense Test:
The United States clapped back at North Korea yesterday when they successfully completed a missile defense test. This was literally just days after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was bragging about his country’s missile test. The United States’ test is of great importance in preparing for the possibility that North Korea will develop a missile that could hit the U.S.
Civil Service Suit Today:
The civil service hearing pertaining to the three African-American lieutenants who claimed they were racially discriminated against is set for today. After the affidavits were filed, a temporary restraining order to cancel the test was issued.
Since then though, News Channel 5 has made several discoveries pertaining to the lieutenants’ claims. The civil service board will appear today to show cause as to why the test for captain shouldn’t be cancelled altogether. In News Channel 5’s fact check, it was actually revealed that the three lieutenants’ affidavits had errors pertaining to the number of qualified lieutenants who were able to take the test and applied, the rules about notification for the test, and the claim that civil service board actually denied a meeting. These revelations lead the lieutenants to say they would correct their original affidavits if they were called to testify.
Be sure to watch and see what happens later today in court.
President Trump Meeting with Prime Minister of Vietnam:
Today the President will host the Prime Minister of Vietnam at the White House. Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Mr. Trump are expected to discuss a massive trade deal between the two countries. Phuc said he would increase the import of U.S. technologies and services to Vietnam, worth up to $17 billion. Maybe President Trump was right when he said he would “make the best deals” repeatedly on the campaign trail.
Scripps National Spelling Bee:
Well, if you ever wanted to learn how to spell ‘gesellschaft’ (no really that was the winning word last year), you’re in luck. The 90th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee begins today. Tons of kids are in Washington D.C. to see who can spell the best.
Personally, I misspelled ‘restaurant’ in the 2nd grade and lost my chance to be in my elementary school’s spelling bee. I’m still bitter.