THE UNITED STATES BEGINS OBSERVING
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME TONIGHT.
TODAY MARKS THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF
DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR LEADING THE HISTORIC MARCH FROM SELMA TO MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA.
TODAY MARKS THE 30th ANNIVERSARY OF
WE ARE THE WORLD BEING RECORDED.
SUNDAY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*During the South Korea/United States military exercises, North Korea fired two short range missiles that landed in empty water.
*Mark Lippert, America's Ambassador to South Korea was attacked earlier this week. His injuries were not life threatening, and authorities there have yet to declare any reason for the attack.
*If a new "anti-terrorism" law passes in China, foreign companies will have to give the company complete access to their computers and operating systems.
*Declaring the person cured, Liberia has released their last known Ebola Virus patient from medical care. The country needs to go 42 days without another case to be declared disease free.
*The Ringling Brothers/Barnum and Bailey Circus says it will completely phase out its elephant acts by 2018.
*Two wind turbines have been installed within the structure of the Eiffel Tower to help conserve energy.
*Slovenia has legalized same-sex marriages and adoption by same-sex couples.
*The International Space Station will be capable of receiving astronauts via commercial spacecraft by 2017.
*NASA's Dawn spacecraft has reached the dwarf planet Ceres. Meanwhile, they are planning to launch a probe to eventually investigate Jupiter's moon Europa.
*The remains of the Japanese battleship Musashi have been discovered off the Philippine's coast in the Sibuyan Sea.
*An archeological expedition claims to have found the remains of the legendary "La Ciudad Blanca", or "White City".
BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE UKRAINE...
*Russian authorities have arrested two suspects in the murder of Boris Nemtsov, but have yet to offer any proof or reason for them committing the crime.
*Fighting still continues between the pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.
TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*Claiming it was "unholy", ISIS/ISIL forces have destroyed the historic city of Nimrud.
*After celebrating the success of that attack, ISIS/ISIL forces have since also destroyed the ancient city of Hatra.
*While a threat in their own right, a spokesman for Boko Haram has made a video claiming that terrorist party "now swears allegiance to ISIS/ISIL in a common cause."
*Historic baseball player Minnie Miñoso, known to fans as "The Cuban Comet" and "Mister (Chicago) White Sox", has passed away.
*Actress Lynn Borden (Bob and Carol & Ted and Alice, Hazel) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Although the invitation issued by Speaker of the House John Boehner is considered by many as a serious breach of protocol, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of Congress on the situation in Iran over its nuclear program March 3rd.
*While they are still waiting for the Supreme Court to hear arguments on whether or not the United States illegally used the Internal Revenue Service to deliver health insurance subsidies to Americans, the Republican party swears it has "a plan for fixing health care" should the judges eventually rule against the Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care).
*Wisconsin, under Republican Governor Scott Walker, has become a "right to work" state. Those already living in such areas know that such a promise does not guarantee you an actual job.
*For the eighth straight year, the United States Postal Service reported a financial loss. The organization closed 2014 with a $5.5 BILLION US Dollar deficit.
*While not officially filing for any bankruptcy protection, the Target retail franchise has announced a restructuring program that will eliminate thousands of jobs. This is in addition to the company closing all its Canadian outlets.
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