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THURSDAY - 03/12/20
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WORLD 🌎

WHO officially declares the coronavirus a pandemic

  • On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus has reached the level of a global pandemic, infecting upwards of 121,000 people worldwide
  • The most severe global pandemic in recent history was the Spanish Influenza, which hit the world in 1918, killing an estimated 20-50 million 

POLITICS 🏛️

The House unites in vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution

  • In a rare bipartisan vote, the House of Representatives voted Wednesday 227-186 to decrease President Trump’s war powers 
  • The resolution moves to end military involvement in Iran in response to the January attack on Iranian General Qasem Soleimani
  • While the resolution has passed in both the House and the Senate, Trump is expected to veto it when it lands on his desk

BUSINESS 💰

Coronavirus takes its toll on the film industry

  • Theaters in China, France, Italy, and South Korea are all either completely closed or operating at a fraction of their typical capacity, with box offices seeing a $5 billion drop from typical box office revenues
  • Movie production has been set back, including production of “No Time to Die” and “Peter Rabbit”
  • Wednesday evening, actor Tom Hanks announced that he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus while filming in Australia

TECH 📱

Merger between T-Mobile and Sprint passes in California

  • The merger between the 3rd and 4th largest cellular providers has passed it largest roadblock, as California decided not to appeal the decision from a US District Court
  • Prior to its decision, California had been a major opponent to the merger, arguing that it would consolidate competition and drive up prices

US 🦅

One woman’s accomplishments just became a paid holiday in Colorado

  • Frances Xavier Cabrini, the creator of 67 schools, orphanages, and hospitals in North, Central, and South America, will have Cabrini Day named after her in the state of Colorado 
  • The holiday will replace Columbus Day, a move that legislators said would better represent community members

TRAVEL ✈️

Disney World and Disneyland remain open despite COVID-19

  • While Disney parks in Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Shanghai are closed due to the worldwide pandemic, the U.S. parks have remained open for business
  • Measures being taken by Disney to keep tourists safe in the highly-trafficked parks include close monitoring of sanitary conditions in accordance with the CDC and installing additional hand washing stations

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