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THURSDAY - 03/05/20
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"Have we been as successful as I would hope in bringing young people in? The answer is no."
-Sen. Bernie Sanders post-Super Tuesday results 

Welcome to Bullet Points by News Bling where we give you a well-rounded dose of bias-free news in the fewest words possible so you can start your day smart. Here's what's blinging today... 🧐
 

POLITICS 🏛️

Mike Bloomberg drops out of presidential race 

  • The Democratic field has been reduced to the final four candidates: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and (the very far behind) Tulsi Gabbard
  • After his campaign suspension announcement, Bloomberg’s support immediately went to Biden, following in the footsteps of other candidates who have dropped from the campaign

WORLD 🌎

Greta Thunberg speaks out against the EU Green Deal

  • After the EU revealed a new plan to control carbon emissions, 17 year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg criticized the plan as ineffective and insubstantial
  • The activist lambasted the plan as lacking the necessary urgency, stating that “this climate law is surrender"

US 🦅

Airlines are getting cleaner to combat COVID-19 fears

  • Executives from American Airlines, Jet Blue, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and others met with top staff at the White House to discuss changes in sanitation practices 
  • The purpose of the meeting was to help rectify the fall in demand that airlines in America have experienced due to the decrease in international travel amidst the coronavirus crisis

BUSINESS 💰

India cuts drug exports as access to ingredients falls

  • India, one of the largest drug exporters across the globe, has restricted their exports of 26 active ingredients (and drugs that are made with them) due to limited availability
  • Part of the reason for India tightening its exports is the anticipation that the drugs will be needed within India to treat domestic COVID-19 patients 

TECH 📱

Electric skateboard company Boosted suffers from US-China tariff war

  • American manufacturer of electric skateboards, Boosted, announced that significant numbers of their team have been let go as the company prepares to receive new ownership
  • In a blog post from the CEO, the reasons for the downsizing are due to high operation costs and the “unplanned challenge with the high expense of the US-China tariff war”

SPORTS 

Transgender weightlifter from New Zealand shows Olympic promise

  • Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is showing distinct potential to attend the Tokyo Olympics, a rare victory for transgender weightlifters
  • Her path to the Olympics have thus far not been met with legal nor competition opposition, and she is eligible to compete in Tokyo upon qualification
More information: The debate of transgender athletes competing in women’s events has been hotly debated as of late, with Republican lawmakers across the U.S. drafting measures that seek to block trans athletes from competing in events that do not align with their biological sex
 

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