Nobel Prize Week 2015, MSF On US Airstrike, The TPP Is Happening & More Of Today's Buzz
In case you couldn't tell from the miserable expression on your coworkers' faces, it's Monday. And to help alleviate the pain of another weekend come and gone, we're put together a helpful list of all the important stories happening in the news today that you should be aware of.
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It's Noble Prize Week!
If you're a leading academic in your field of study, it's best to stay by your phone for a while. The Nobel Institute in Norway is announcing its recipients this week. So far they've announced the prize for Physiology or Medicine and still have to reveal the winners for Physics (which will be announced Tuesday), Chemistry (Wednesday) and Literature (Thursday), before the highly anticipated Nobel Peace Prize announcement on Friday...followed up the much less publically appreciated Nobel Prize for Economics (next Monday).
Did The U.S. Bomb a Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Afghanistan?
Question are mounting over an attack on a hospital run by the humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres (a.k.a Doctors Without Borders) in the Kunduz region of Afghanistan, which is in the midst of heavy fighting between American-supported Afghan forces and the Taliban, which killed 22 people. The group is demanding an independent probe into whether it was American bombs that struck the facility and committed what it is described as a "war crime."
South Carolina Has Historic Floods
In what's being described by experts as a "1,000-year flood event," South Carolina is experiencing a deluge as record-setting rainfall hit regions across the state over the weekend and has yet to stop in some parts. So far nine people are believed to have died in the flooding.
Read This: Does Carly Fiorina Have Problem Handling Money?
Since she took the stage at the second GOP debate, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina has surged in the polls, mostly due to her tough talk against Donald Trump and her perceived business acumen...but maybe that last part isn't as true as she'd like people to believe. In a feature published by The Washington Post last night, a thorough look at Fiorina's books form her failed bid for the Senate in 2010 shows a general mismanagement of money and even features a not-so-charming anecdote of her long-delayed payment to the widow of an advisor who died while working for her.
Prison vs. Harvard in an Unlikely Debate
In an academic debate arranged by Bard College and hosted at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility on Friday, three inmates convicted of violent crimes took on three Harvard undergraduates. The inmates won.
The Largest Regional Trade Partnership in History Is Going Down!
In a major step forward for one of the largest trade deals EVER, the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have agreed on terms proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would join together approximately 40 percent of the world's economy. A lot more work has to be done before the partnership is sealed, including getting Congress' approval, but after basically eight years of negotiating, it's a big moment.
American Apparel Bankruptcy
Once hippest of the hip clothing line and retailer, American Apparel, which has struggled with lagging sales, large debts, and a scandalous founder has filed for bankruptcy protection.