APRIL 13TH MARKS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS ROLE PLAYING GAME.
AMERICAN INCOME TAXES ARE DUE BY 11:59:59 pm APRIL 15TH!
AMONGST EVENTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED
AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
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*Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins has made the first ever Irish Head of State visit to the United Kingdom.
*Viktor Orban has been re-elected Prime Minister of Hungary.
*Astronomers have discovered a moon orbiting an exoplanet!
*Civil unrest continues in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Syria.
IN THE UKRAINE/CRIMEA...
*Citizens of Donetsk in the Ukraine favoring Russia have allegedly ceded from the Ukraine, establishing the Donetsk People's Republic independent of Kiev.
*Although accused of stirring separatist feelings, Russia warns Ukraine that any use of force in Donetsk would lead to civil war.
*The Council of Europe has suspended Russia's voting rights until the Ukraine/Crimea situation is resolved.
*Montenegro, Norway, Iceland, and Albania have agreed to enforce the European Union's sanctions against Russia.
RECALLS!*The Ford Motor Company has recalled over 435,000 vehicles, citing rust and seat issues.
*Toyota is planning to recall over 6.5 MILLION vehicles due to steering faults!
*Microsoft has announced that it is no longer supporting or updating Windows XP.
*Actor Mickey Rooney has taken his final bow.
*A. N. R. Robinson, former Prime Minister and President of Trinidad/Tobago who participated in the establishment of the International Criminal Court has left us.
*Wrestler James Brian Hellwig, aka The Ultimate Warrior, has passed away.
*Jim Flaherty, Canada's last Minister of Finance has passed away.
*Sadly, a student went on a stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. His trial is pending in an adult court.
*The death toll in the Oso, Washington mudslide stands at 36, but 10 people are still unaccounted for.
*Bank of America has agreed to pay $727 million to customers because of deceptive marketing practices and unfair billing and another $45 million in penalties to the federal government.
*President Barack Obama has nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace resigning Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
*Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, KISS, Linda Rondstadt, Nirvana, and Cat Stevens have been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
*The University of Connecticut Men's and Women's College Basketball teams have won their respective titles in the 2014 NCAA Championship series.
*Stephen Colbert has been named as David Letterman's successor when he retires from CBS' The Late Show in 2015. No word on what will replace The Colbert Report on Comedy Central when that happens.
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