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From what’s going on in the Capitol to what’s happening oversees, we have it all.
Today we see that former Presidential candidate John Edwards will get prosecuted, while Obama plays some table tennis.
Say It Ain’t So
Who: John Edwards
What Happened?: Former 2008 Presidential candidate John Edwards will be prosecuted by the United States Department of Justice in Washington in connection with a campaign finance investigation. The former Senator has been the focus of a federal grand jury investigation in Raleigh for the past two-and-a-half years.
Inside the Capitol
Where: New York
Who: Kathy Hochul
What Happened? New York’s 26th congressional district voters went to the polls on Tuesday to pick a replacement for the Craigslist congressman Christopher Lee, who resigned after he was caught sending shirtless photos to women he met on Craigslist. Democrat Kathy Hochul won his seat yeaterday, which is a major victory for the party.
Shame On You
Who: Alfredo Navarrette
What: Deputy Alfredo Navarrette, 37, has worked with the Sheriff’s Office for nearly a decade, serving in a special unit designed to target human smugglers moving through Maricopa County. But investigators believe Navarrette was himself involved in human smuggling. Investigators found two undocumented immigrants in Navarrette’s home when he was arrested early Tuesday morning in a sweep that concluded a year long investigation.
GlobalGrind’s Global Mind
Where: London, England
What Happened: President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron got together yesterday to play some ball. Not basketball, but table tennis. Take a look at the two battling it out.
Take It in the Ring
Contenders: Rep. Patrick McHenry vs. Elizabeth Warren
Match: Things got a little heated on Capitol Hill yesterday as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Elizabeth Warren was called out for being a liar by Representative Patrick T. McHenry. “Congressman, you are causing problems,” Ms. Warren said. “We had an agreement.” “You’re making this up,” Mr. McHenry replied, eliciting gasps from the audience. “This is not the case.” Take a look at how it went down.
Money On My Mind
Whose Wallet: Don Johnson
Weight: $15 Million
How They Hustled: Over the last six months, Don Johnson has won $15.1 million playing blackjack. Johnson is a chief executive for a Wyoming-based company that wagers on horseracing and won at three different casinos during the course of his run, too. Johnson won roughly $4 million at Caesars Atlantic City in December, roughly $5 million at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, and then $5.8 million in one 12-hour period at Tropicana Casino and Resort.
Better Than Fiction
Character: Phillipe Croizon
Plot Line: This guy must be a superhero. Quadruple amputee Phillipe Croizon has announced that he will swim between five continents. Croizon, who made a splash with his English Channel swim in 2010, is going to dive into open seas again.
A custom pair of flippers enables the limbless Croizon to swim.
Number: $40 Million
What Happened: Twitter has acquired TweetDeck, an application for organizing the display of tweets, for more than $40 million in a mix of cash and stock, according to sources close to the deal.
This Day In History
What: On May 25, 1935, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hits his 714th home run, a record for career home runs that would stand for almost 40 years. This was one of Ruth’s last games, and the last home run of his career. Ruth went four for four on the day, hitting three home runs and driving in six runs.