What We Know Today: Harry Potter Sequel Script Coming, Fiorina & Christie Drop From Presidential Race, Babies Die From Zika Virus
Carly Fiorina Drops Presidential Bid, Christie Reportedly Does, Too
Carly Fiorina has said she is withdrawing her nomination for this year’s presidential elections.
In a statement on Facebook, Fiorina confirmed that she has decided to “suspend” her candidacy. Nonetheless, Fiorina said she shall “continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.”
The former CEO of Hewlett Packard is the fourth presidential nominee to drop out of the presidential side from the Republican party this month, following similar announcements from Rick Santorum and Rand Paul. Meanwhile, Refinery 29 reports that a spokesperson for Mike Huckabee said the former Arkansas governor is suspending his campaign. Meanwhile, sources have also told CNN that New Jersey Governor Chris Chris Christie is also looking to drop out of the presidential race.
Recent Baby Deaths Linked To Zika Virus
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed the presence of the Zika virus in the tissue of two babies in Brazil who had recently died from microcephaly.
According to a report from USA Today, the CDC had told the House panel Wednesday this is the strongest link that has so far been found between the Zika virus and birth defects that have been affected developing fetuses recently. Today, the CDC warns pregnant women from traveling to Caribbean countries as well as to South America and Central America in order to better protect their babies.
Harry Potter Sequel Script Coming Out
Pottermore, digital publisher of J.K. Rowling’s “Wizarding World,” has announced that it will be publishing an original eBook edition of the official script of the upcoming play, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts I & II.”
Written by Jack Thorne, the said play is set to make its world premiere in London’s West at the Palace Theatre on July 30, making it the first official Harry Potter story to be presented onstage. The eBook edition will then be published on July 31 and will retail for $14.99.