NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES – MAY 27 2016


(NBC) A new drug-resistant superbug has appeared in the United States. It’s a mutant E. coli germ that was found Thursday in a Pennsylvania woman with symptoms of a urinary tract infection, according to NBC News. While not spreading at an epidemic rate, scientists worry the bug, called mcr-1, could mutate to the point of having no antibacterial cure. No one is sure how much it has spread, with the Health and Human Services Department saying it has found as least one sample in a pig. Walter Reed Army Institute of Research says a public statement is underway.

(FOX) President Obama became the first serving U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, Japan on Friday. He called on nations to “escape the logic of fear” and reduce stockpiles of nuclear weapons, according to FOX News. In memory of the Hiroshima bomb that killed 140,000 on Aug. 6, 1945, he said, “we stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell.” Veteran army Colonel David Hunt says the visit was respectable. The president met with Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister at the memorial site. Abe called Obama’s visit courageous and stated, “At any place in the world, this tragedy must not be repeated again.” Hunt says, as a veteran, he would love to see a nuclear-free world.

(CNN) In light of tension between Black Lives Matter and law enforcement, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed a Blue Lives Matter bill on Thursday, which passed unanimously in the House. It expands the state’s hate-crime statutes to include the targeting of police, firefighters, and EMS personnel, according to CNN. That was Michigan police sergeant Terry Dixon. Louisiana is the first state to add a voluntary profession to a list that’s based on personal characteristics like race, ethnicity, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. Opposers say the bill weakens the Hate Crime Act by adding people already protected under law, while Edwards says, “The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana.”

(CNN) In light of a recent Twitter claims, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have agreed to debate each other. The ABC network has contacted Sanders about this highly-anticipated matchup between the presumptive GOP nominee, according to CNN. Trump said Wednesday he wants to donate the debate’s income to charity, to which Sanders responded, “Game on.” Sanders, heavily pushing to beat out Hillary Clinton, wants to debate before California’s primary on June 7th, where he could gain a huge push of momentum for the Democratic nomination.

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