Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MAR 4, 2018 - 8:00 AM ET - 12 BRIEF NEWS ARTICLES

*"'We're dark-skinned, short and beautiful.' Hosted among twisting Aztec canals, 

the "Most Beautiful Flower in the Land" is a Mexican beauty pageant with a twist.

It challenges white, western concepts of beauty. Instead, it prizes Mexican 

"mestizo" looks and culture, stemming from the country's mixed European and 

indigenous heritage."


*"DRUGS. The Science Can No Longer Be Ignored: Legal Cannabis Access 

Reduces Opioid Abuse and Mortality. For many patients, cannabis offers a viable 

alternative to opioids."

By Paul Armentano / AlterNet April 4, 2018, 10:51 AM GMT

"Medical marijuana dispensary, Denver, Colorado."

Photo Credit: Wikimedia/Creative Commons.

*"Mike Huckabee's Colonoscopy-Russia Probe Joke Goes Viral. Former Arkansas 

Gov. Mike Huckabee created an Internet sensation on Tuesday when he 

compared his recent colonoscopy to special counsel Robert Mueller's 

investigation into Russian interference in U.S. elections on Twitter."

Mike Huckabee speaks to members of the media at Trump Tower in Manhattan in 

this file photo. (John Taggart/Pool/AP).

By Newsmax Wires.  Tuesday, 03 Apr 2018, 03:46 PM.

*On Google's search page today: Dr. Maya Angelou's 90th birthday.



Maya Angelou.

American poet.

"Maya Angelou was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. 

She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of 

poetry. Wikipedia.

Born: April 4, 1928, St. Louis, MO

Died: May 28, 2014, Winston-Salem, NC

Education: California Labor School, George Washington High School

Spouse: Paul du Feu (m. 1974–1983), Enistasious Tosh Angelos (m. 1951–


*"Suspected YouTube HQ shooter dead." - YouTube.

*"Chip Gaines Dishes on First Dates with Wife Joanna in 'Fixer Upper' Series 

Finale. After five seasons, Chip and Joanna Gaines closed the door on their final 

renovation during the series finale of Fixer Upper on Tuesday."

By Leena Tailor,‍ 7:35 PM PDT, April 3, 2018.

*"Images of March. Images taken by Reuters photographers around the world in 

March 2018, including the Oscars, March For our Lives, the killing of Stephon 

Clark by Sacramento police and the Pyeongchang Paralympics. Produced by 

Canice Leung."

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 01:46.

*"2010 Global News Blooper Reel." - YouTube.

*"Global use of antibiotics soars as resistance crisis worsens. In recent years, 

antibiotic resistance has risen to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. 

Yet despite this growing health crisis, new research shows worldwide use of 

antibiotics skyrocketed between 2000 and 2015, largely driven by dramatic 

increases in low-income and middle-income countries. The world is running out 

of antibiotics." By Ashley Welch.

Last Updated Mar 26, 2018, 8:55 PM EDT.

*"''I Was Thinking, 'I'm Going To Die,''' Says Rescued Boy Stuck In Sewage Pipe 

For Nearly 13 Hours. 13-year-old 'miracle boy' found alive after falling into 

drainage pipe." CBS Los Angeles.

*"Taking to the skies in a RAF Tornado in 360 Video." - BBC News.


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