Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of May 30, 2016)
Gabriella Schwarz / June 3, 2016
A deadly shooting took place at UCLA this week, ending the life of professor William Klug. Fighting is underway in Falluja as Iraqi-led forces attempt to liberate the city from ISIS control. The battle between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton escalated and the country engaged in a debate over the shooting Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, after a boy fell into an enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Read more about these events and the other biggest news of the week, as the stories appeared in The Daily Edition.
1. The fight for Falluja: Human shields and 20,000 children trapped—CNN, Joshua Berlinger and Euan McKirdy
Top line: “The Iraqi-led operation to liberate Falluja is just days old, and the city is already surrounded. Experts say they’re surprised at the professionalism and efficacy of Iraqi forces, which were in tatters nearly two years ago…Falluja is particularly important because of it’s proximity to Baghdad. Analysts say that ISIS has used it as a staging ground to plan attacks it carries out in the Iraqi capital. It and Mosul are the last two Iraqi cities under ISIS’ control.”
Topic to follow: Iraq
2. UCLA Gunman Mainak Sarkar Had ‘Kill List,’ May Have Killed Minnesota Woman: LAPD—NBC News, Elizabeth Chuck and Andrew Blankstein
Top line: “The chaos started Wednesday morning, when three gunshots rang out in a small office in a UCLA engineering building. When officials arrived, they found the bodies of gunman Mainak Sarkar and his one-time professor William Klug in an apparent murder-suicide, and an ‘instructional note’ with Sarkar’s St. Paul address, [Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie] Beck said.”
Topic to follow: UCLA
3. Former Trump University Workers Call the School a ‘Lie’ and a ‘Scheme’ in Testimony—The New York Times, Michael Barbaro and Steve Eder
Top line: “In blunt testimony revealed on Tuesday, former managers of Trump University, the for-profit school started by Donald J. Trump, portray it as an unscrupulous business that relied on high-pressure sales tactics, employed unqualified instructors, made deceptive claims and exploited vulnerable students willing to pay tens of thousands for Mr. Trump’s insights.
For Mr. Trump, whose presidential campaign hinges on his reputation as a businessman, the newly unsealed documents offer an unflattering snapshot of his career since branching out, over the past decade, from building skyscrapers into endeavors that cashed in on his name to sell everything from water and steaks to ties and education.”
Topic to follow: Donald Trump
4. Hillary Clinton: Trump is ‘temperamentally unfit’ to be president—CNN, Dan Merica
Top line: “Hillary Clinton unleashed blistering criticism of Donald Trump Thursday in a fiery foreign policy address that cast the presumptive Republican nominee as an unstable lightweight “temperamentally unfit” to be president.
‘Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different — they are dangerously incoherent,’ Clinton said. ‘They’re not even really ideas — just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies.'”
Topic to follow: Hillary Clinton
5. Grief over gorilla’s death turns to outrage; prosecutors’ office to meet with police—The Washington Post, Peter Holley
Top line: “The gorilla’s death unleashed an outpouring of grief over the holiday weekend. Within hours, that grief had turned to fury as critics questioned the zoo’s decision to kill the endangered 17-year-old gorilla, named Harambe, and called for the boy’s parents to be punished for not adequately supervising their child.”
Topic to follow: Endangered Species
6. Paul Ryan endorses, will vote for Trump—USA Today, Bill Glauber and Daniel Bice
Top line: “‘It’s no secret that he and I have our differences,’ Ryan wrote. ‘I won’t pretend otherwise. And when I feel the need to, I’ll continue to speak my mind. But the reality is, on the issues that make up our agenda, we have more common ground than disagreement.'”
Topic to follow: Paul Ryan
7. Official says Prince died of opioid overdose—Associated Press, Michael Tarm
Top line: “Tests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate.”
Topic to follow: Prince
8. Black Box From Missing EgyptAir Flight 804 Is Said to Be Detected—The New York Times, Nicola Clark and Nour Youssef
Top line: “A French naval vessel fitted with sophisticated underwater sensors has picked up a signal believed to have emanated from one of two data recorders from EgyptAir Flight 804, Egyptian and French officials said on Wednesday.
The flight crashed into the Mediterranean Sea on May 19 while en route to Cairo from Paris, killing all 66 people on board…But the cause of the disaster remains a mystery.”
Topic to follow: EgyptAir
9. Texas Floods: 5 Fort Hood Soldiers Dead, 4 Missing With More Rain Expected—NBC News, Alexander Smith
Top line: “A search was underway early Friday for four missing soldiers whose five fellow servicemen died when fast-moving Texas floodwaters swept their truck away…The search for the missing soldiers, though, could be hampered by more bad weather on Friday. Most of Texas was blanketed by flood watches and warnings as of 4 a.m. local time (5 a.m. ET) and some areas could expect another five inches of rain through Saturday, forecasters said.”
Topic to follow: Weather
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