North Korea Announces Plans To Launch Satellite
It seems North Korea is not yet done violating UN resolutions.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has said that it received notification from Pyongyang regarding plans to launch a satellite anytime between February 8 and 25. There is belief among critics that the satellite launch is a mere cover for North Korea to test its ballistic missile technology, according to BBC.
Cruz, Clinton Lead Iowa Caucus
Senator Ted Cruz emerged as the surprise winner in the Republican Iowa Caucus 2016, receiving 27.7 percent or 51,649 votes. Meanwhile, controversial GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump only received 45,416 votes of 24.3 percent. Almost behind Trump is Marco Rubio who managed to secure 43,132 votes or 23.1 percent. Sadly for Ben Carson, he trails behind the top three with 9.3 percent of the votes or 17,393.
In the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton managed to get slightly ahead of fellow Democratic Presidential nominee Bernie Sanders. Clinton managed to secure 49.9 percent while Sanders garnered 49.6 percent. The two Democratic candidates had left O’Malley trailing far behind with just 0.5 percent. After the Iowa Caucus, all Presidential candidates will now shift their focus towards the New Hampshire Primaries that takes place on February 9.
Obama Set To Visit Controversial U.S. Mosque
On February 3, President Barack Obama is set to visit a U.S. mosque that has been reported to have links with Islamic extremism and terrorists.
President Obama is looking to pay the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) a visit. The society’s president told Al Jazeera, “We at the ISB are honoured to welcome President Obama at our centre. ISB is among largest organisations in the nation, and thousands of families are affiliated with this Islamic Centre.” A White House aide said that during this visit, President Obama shall be holding a roundtable with various community members as he reemphasizes the need to stay “true to our core values” by “speaking out against bigotry, rejecting indifference, and protecting our nation’s tradition of religious freedom.” There is currently an increasing number of hate crimes perpetuated against the Muslim in the U.S.
Meanwhile, a report from The Clarion Project finds that the ISB is actually affiliated with the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a group that federal prosecutors have named as an unindicted co-conspirator during the terrorism-financing trail of the Holy Land Foundation in 2007. There was also further evidence found to link ISNA to Hamas in 2009.
Lincoln High Student Becomes 1 Of 12 To Perfect AP Calculus Exam
Lincoln High School student Cedrick Argueta has joined an exclusive and intelligent club.
Seventeen-year-old Argueta became one of 12 among 302,531 students who had managed to get a perfect score in the Advanced Placement Calculus exam given by the nonprofit College Board for a possible college credit. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Argueta did not find out he had answered the test perfectly until last week when he was called into the principal’s office.
Right now, the up and coming math whiz is hoping to head to Caltech after he graduates in June. For now, Argueta is receiving a lot of support and congratulatory messages, one of which came from President Obama himself.
Ariel Winter Shows Off Breast Reduction Scars On Red Carpet
“Modern Family” actress Ariel Winter attened the SAG Awards on Saturday looking glamorous and proud. She even showed off scars from a recent breast reduction surgery as she appeared wearing a black Romona Keveža gown that offered a peak of her side boob.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the 18-year-old actress decided to undergo breast reduction surgery back in June to reduce her bust size from a 32F to a 34D. As for the decision to bare the scars, Winter said, “They are part of me and I’m not ashamed of them at all.”