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WORLD 🌎

Myanmar junta enforces curfew

  • Myanmar’s military rulers have announced a crack down on those that oppose their takeover by banning peaceful public protests in two of the country’s largest cities
  • The restrictions were ordered after police fired water cannons at protestors in the capital city of Naypyitaw
  • Rallies and gatherings of more than five people in addition to motorized processions are banned. Additionally an 8pm to 4am curfew has been imposed in Yangon and Mandalay

POLITICS 🏛️

House Democrats' stimulus package excludes families earning more than $200,000

  • House Democrats have rejected a proposal from Republicans to narrow the requirements for receiving stimulus payments and plan to move forward with the $1,400 stimulus per person
  • Per the Democrats proposal, the payments would not include individuals earning more than $100,000 or couples earning more than $200,000
  • The GOP proposal included smaller payments of $1,000 for individuals earning less than $40,000 per year and couples earning less than $80,000 per year

BUSINESS 💰

Tesla buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin

  • Tesla announced that the company has purchased $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin
  • The company will also start accepting bitcoin as a payment method for its products
  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk has played a role in boosting cryptocurrency prices through Twitter

TECH 📱

Facebook to remove posts claiming vaccines cause autism

US 🦅

Hacker tries to poison Florida city by hacking water treatment system

  • The hacker, who was able to access the water treatment system in Oldsmar, Fl, tried to increase the levels of sodium hydroxide in the city’s water supply
  • The incident occurred last Friday when an operator noticed the intrusions as the hacker attempted to increase the sodium hydroxide levels to more than one 100 times the standard
  • The operator immediately reduced the levels to normal and there was no adverse effect to the city’s water supply

CORONAVIRUS 😷

Ron Wright is first Congress member to die of Covid

  • Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX) passed away at the age of 67 a week after contracting Covid-19
  • Wright passed on Sunday. He had previously undergone treatment for lung cancer after he was diagnosed in 2018
  • The Congressman and his wife were hospitalized for the past two weeks due to the virus

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