Saturday, July 2, 2011


The United States of America celebrates its 235th year of independence Monday.

Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week:
*The E.Coli outbreak in Germany might have spread to France.
*US President Barack Obama addressed Congress in hopes of getting its members to agree on ending tax cuts to the rich in order to help balance the country's budget better.
*Ma-Vib, an Italian engineering firm, laid off all its FEMALE employees this week, drawing more International attention to Italy's patriarchal and labor practices.
*Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has been found guilty on 17 charges of corruption during his retrial, adding 300 years to his previous sentence of lying to Federal investigators when he tried to "sell" now President Obama's former Congressional seat.
*Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock are now married.
*Pope Benedict XVI has become the first Pope to Tweet as the Vatican creates its own official website.
*Astronomers have announced the discovery of the furthest known quasar from our solar system, designated: ULAS J1120+0641.

*Actor Daniel Craig has married actress Rachel Weisz.
*Maria Shriver has officially initiated divorce proceedings against Arnold Schwarzenegger.
*An autopsy has concluded that former wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage died from heart disease and not from the car accident that happened after he passed out behind the wheel while driving.

*Not all the matches in the 2011 Wimbledon Tennis Championship have been played at press time, so there will be a complete report on the final results next weekend.
*The Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball team has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
*The 2011-2012 professional basketball season is now in jeopardy as players and team owners have failed to reach a collective bargaining agreement.

For more news at any time, either scroll down to our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen or visit any reputable news source.

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