News Briefs

Caroline Clayton
News Editor

Monday night elimination on Dancing with the Stars

Monday night, Donald Trump’s ex wife Marla Maples was eliminated from season 22 of Dancing with the Stars. Maples and her partner Tony Dovolani had a total score of 28 with their waltz to “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid” as a part of Disney night. The elimination of Maples and Dovolani gave relief to “Fuller House” star Jodie Sweetin, who was also unsafe on Monday’s episode.

First Marine Corps dog awarded the Dikin Medal

dog-german-shepherd-silhouetteLucca, a German Shepherd, was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for animal bravery after losing her leg to an Improvised Explosive Device (IED)  in Afghanistan. Lucca is the first dog in the United States Marine Corps to receive this honor. Back in 2012, she found a 30 pound IED and while looking for more a second explosive detonated. Lucca received the medal Tuesday, alongside of her owner, Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Willingham.

Puerto Rico under a state of emergency

The Government Development Bank in Puerto Rico was put under a state of emergency. Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla made this order to protect the bank’s dwindling liquidity. The bank is only allowed to withdraw money to fund health, public safety and education services

SpaceX successfully lands rocket

SpaceX has been repeatedly trying to land a rocket successfully on a platform in the ocean and on Friday they finally did. The rocket’s engines will be tested 10 times to ensure accuracy. The next goal of SpaceX is to get the rocket to return in a short amount of time and at a low cost.

PSM_V46_D167_Outer_surface_of_the_human_brainParalyzed man able to move arm thanks to brain implant

A man paralyzed from the chest down can move his arm just by thinking about it. Ian Burkhart had a implant put in his brain that is able to use his thoughts to pick something up. The implant in his brain sends a signal down his arm that puts his hand in action. The new advancement is still in its beginning stages. Burkhart still has to be plugged in for this to be able to work. In the near future they will be able to use this implant without being hooked up to anything thanks to wireless technology.


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