TODAY IS WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY.
ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE CELEBRATES ITS 75th ANNIVERSARY OF CONTINUOUS PUBLICATION.
AMONGST EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD THIS PAST WEEK...
*Another legal request has been filed to impeach Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. This time for obstructing justice and fiscal accounting tricks. Whether or not any of the accusations are because of or will affect Brazil hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics remains to be seen.
TERRIBLE TERRORIST ACTIVITIES...
*A suicide bomber in Lahore, Pakistan, specifically targeting Christians celebrating Easter, killed at least 74 people and injured more than 340!
*Taliban fighters fired explosives at Afghanistan's Parliament while it was in session. There are conflicting reports whether or not there were any injuries.
*Actress Patty Duke (The Miracle Worker, The Patty Duke Show, Valley of the Dolls) has taken her last bow on life's stage.
*Writer Howard Berk (Columbo, Mission: Impossible, The Rockford Files) is no longer with us.
*Actor James Noble (Benson, 10, Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
*Actor Douglas Wilmer (James Bond: Octopussy, Jason and the Argonauts, Cleopatra) has taken his last bow on life's stage.
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA...
*Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich have all announced they will no longer support whoever wins the Republican nomination for President this year, unless it's themselves.
*Despite the fact that Congressional Republicans still will not schedule a hearing to review Merrick Garland to replace Antonin Scalia, President Barack Obama's choice to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court, that august body is trying to carry on with just 8 justices.
*The FBI has ruled that only law enforcement officers will be allowed to carry weapons at the Republican National Convention this summer.
*A new law in North Carolina says that people using public restrooms MUST use the one for the gender they were born as, even if they have successfully transitioned to the other. Meanwhile, since he hopes to be elected Governor this fall, Democratic North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper says he won't defend the new state law in court, with many state Republicans saying he should resign immediately.
*Maine Governor Paul LePage (R) was so angry at Democrats for rejecting one of his nominees that he has (temporarily?) canceled the swearing-in ceremony for a newly elected senator.
*Tennessee is trying to have The Bible declared as that state's official book.
*"Ransomware" hackers are still attacking local hospitals.
*The Pentagon reports that everything is "on schedule" to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp before President Obama leaves office in January 2017.
*Does William Shatner have a child he was unaware of?
*The Free Choice E-zine is proud to announced that we closed March 2016 with 2004 page views.
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