Danielle Bregoli [Left] with her mother Barbara Ann [Right]. (Image Courtesy of Getty Images)

“Cash Me Ousside” girl Danielle Bregoli’s mother sued for daughter’s involvement in fight.

Danielle Bregoli, the middle school dropout who rose to prominence after her appearance on the US TV show, “Dr. Phil,” was accused of attacking a twenty seventy year old woman named Kimberly Peterson in Florida. Since she is a minor, her mother, Barbara Ann, is being named in the lawsuit. Bregoli is best known as the “Cash me ousside” girl due to the famous fight with her mother on the show. The plaintiff is asking for more than fifteen thousand in damages, citing serious body injury. Barbara Ann and Danielle both claim their innocence. Danielle is thought to be controversial as a role model to modern teens because of her “off-the-streets” manner of speaking, disregard for rules, and lack of respect. 

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US bans electronic devices in carry-on luggage on flights.

Map of countries facing electronics ban with affected airports. (Image Courtesy of CBC)

The US is preparing to ban electronic devices in carry-on luggage on flights to several major cities from some Middle Eastern destinations. Locations include popular tourist destinations and transit routes such as Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. The ban also extends to all airlines from the banned countries, most notably Etihad, Emirates, Royal Jordanian, and Turkish airlines. This order comes on the back of the US court overruling President Trump’s executive border to ban travellers from specific countries. The Department of Homeland Security justified the decision by citing safety concerns regarding explosive devices. Airlines have made no comment on the order but announced that they will abide by it.

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Terror attack near the British Houses of Parliament.

MP Tobias Ellwood [glasses centre] tries to revive fallen constable Palmers with CPR in vain. He was later acclaimed a hero for his efforts. (Image Courtesy of The Independent UK)

Attacker Khalid Masood, fifty two, killed four pedestrians as he mowed down members of the public with a car on Westminster Bridge at about 2:40 pm on 24 March 2017. He then crashed his hired Hyundai SUV into the railings in front of Parliament Yard before bursting through the gate to the Palace of Westminster with two large knives where he fatally stabbed unarmed police constable Keith Palmer. He was shot dead moments later by a close protection officer attached to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon. The attack sent Westminster into lockdown and MPs were forced to stay put in the House of Commons for more than four hours while the area was made safe. Prime Minister Theresa May had just voted and was standing in members’ lobby with other MPs. She was seen being quickly ushered into a silver Jaguar in the grounds of the Palace of Westminster and whisked away to the safety of Downing Street. About fifty people of twelve different nationalities were injured as well.

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The American Health Care Act bill fails to pass.

Paul Ryan, the US House Speaker, at a conference regarding the American Health Care Act. (Image courtesy of the Fortune)

United States President Donald Trump decided to call off the vote to replace the Affordable Care Act, as the Republicans were not able to gain sufficient support to pass the bill. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, stated that they have done as much as they could to promote the legislation, with Trump talking with House members all day, but the rest was in the hands of the voters. The American Health Care Act, which was the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more notably known as Obamacare, included a provision for tax money to be given to an organization performing abortions. In a report from the Congressional Budget Office, it was estimated that amount of Americans with health insurance would decrease by 24 million in nine years if the bill was to pass. Only twenty-two Republicans were needed to cause the bill to fail as no Democrats were expected to vote in favour.

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Settlement in West Bank and east Jerusalem continues despite Security Council call.

Israel authorizes settlement in areas mentioned in Security Council call. (Image courtesy of the Middle East Eye)

Despite a Security Council call to halt settlement in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, Israel allowed for high rates of settlement expansion in those areas. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN envoy, called the actions an offensive violation of international law, referring to them as an obstacle to maintaining peace. He further explained that any changes to the border lines created in 1967 will not be recognized until both parties agree. In response, Israel’s Ambassador claimed that there was no connection between the homes being built and terrorism, adding that Palestinian violence is the only obstacle to peace.

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