POLITICS: All eyes are on the 2020 primary elections. We’ll give you the update: yesterday, Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) dropped out of the race. You read that right. ICYMI, Warren was once seen as a frontrunner in this race - but didn’t win a single state. Unclear which candidate - if any - Warren will throw her support behind and endorse. What is clear: the race has pretty much narrowed down to Bernie Sanders vs Joe Biden. Tension, high. In other news, recently, Russian Prez Putin and Turkish Prez Erodogan got together to talk Syria. Reminder: for years, the Syrian gov - backed by Russia - has been fighting rebels - backed by Turkey - in a civil war. Now, it looks like the two countries have reached a ceasefire.
CORONAVIRUS: Everyone’s talking about the coronavirus. In the US, coronavirus cases jumped to 215, with worldwide cases nearing 100,000. At least 14 people have died of the virus in the US, with Washington, California, and Maryland under states of emergencies. Problem, since recently, Vice Prez Mike Pence declared there weren’t enough coronavirus test kits. Not good. Speaking of which, the stock market fell another 3 percent yesterday, with shares expected to keep dropping over the weekend. And in Japan, there were over a million tweets calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to resign for his response to the coronavirus. Hint: not responding...then suddenly shutting down schools. Stay tuned.
WORLD: ICYDK, federal investigators have been taking a magnifying glass to the United Automobile Workers union for yeaaaaars. Because, corruption. Yesterday, prosecutors kept the trend going and pointed fingers at a former U.A.W. prez for embezzling union funds. More than $1 million in union funds. The prez - Gary Jones - apparently used the money for things like fancy meals, golf outings, cigars, and clothing. No word yet on what comes next for Jones. Meanwhile, scientists have reportedly used a gene-editing tool to attempt to cure blindness by restoring light-sensing cells in the retina. Not yet clear on whether it worked. And in other news, a high-speed train derailed in France, leaving 21 people injured.