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5 Things to Know for April 5: Timmothy Pitzen Case, Michael Cohen, Philippines, Immigration, measles

first Timmothy Pitzen case A bizarre story developed this week has reached an even more bizarre conclusion. DNA tests have confirmed that a young man walking in the streets of Kentucky is not Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who disappeared at the time his mother committed suicide in 2011. Brian Rini, 23, claimed he was the missing boy and gave elaborate details to the police about flying kidnappers. The unexpected twist revived the 8-year-old case and again opened old wounds for Timmothy's family. "It's devastating. It's like reliving that day again," said Kara Jacobs, Timmothy's aunt. "Timmothy's father is ruined once again." It is unclear why Rini imitated Timmothy, who would now be 1 4. However, records show that Rini was released from a prison in Ohio last month after earning time for burglary and vandalism. 2nd Michael Cohen Michael Cohen is clearly not ready yet. In an attempt to stay out of prison, President Donald Trump's former lawyer and "fixer" Congress Democrats offer new information on the recent Russian investigation. His lawyers told lawmakers in a letter Thursday that Cohen has discovered essential files on a hard drive that may be helpful for investigators. Cohen was sentenced in December to three years in prison for financial crimes, campaign funding, and lying to Congress. His lawyers said that Cohen's jail time should be postponed to access and review the files. In addition, his lawyers asked top Democrats in the committees where Cohen testified this year to guarantee their cooperation in…

first Timmothy Pitzen case

A bizarre story developed this week has reached an even more bizarre conclusion. DNA tests have confirmed that a young man walking in the streets of Kentucky is not Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who disappeared at the time his mother committed suicide in 2011. Brian Rini, 23, claimed he was the missing boy and gave elaborate details to the police about flying kidnappers. The unexpected twist revived the 8-year-old case and again opened old wounds for Timmothy’s family. “It’s devastating. It’s like reliving that day again,” said Kara Jacobs, Timmothy’s aunt. “Timmothy’s father is ruined once again.” It is unclear why Rini imitated Timmothy, who would now be 1

4. However, records show that Rini was released from a prison in Ohio last month after earning time for burglary and vandalism.

2nd Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen is clearly not ready yet. In an attempt to stay out of prison, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and “fixer” Congress Democrats offer new information on the recent Russian investigation. His lawyers told lawmakers in a letter Thursday that Cohen has discovered essential files on a hard drive that may be helpful for investigators. Cohen was sentenced in December to three years in prison for financial crimes, campaign funding, and lying to Congress. His lawyers said that Cohen’s jail time should be postponed to access and review the files. In addition, his lawyers asked top Democrats in the committees where Cohen testified this year to guarantee their cooperation in the hope of reducing their sentence. In his testimony of Capitol Hill, Cohen Trump accused of financial fraud and targeted hush-money payments to women alleged affairs. He submitted documents to confirm his allegations, but since he was not completely forthcoming about the extent of his crime, the US law firm in Manhattan did not give him a co-operation agreement.

3rd Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has escalated tensions between the Philippines and China on land ownership in the South China Sea. During a speech, Duterte threatened to send his troops on a “suicide mission” if Beijing did not “dismiss” the manila occupied Thitu Island. His harsh words came only days after the Philippine government claimed as many as 275 Chinese boats and ships had been discovered around the island in recent months. The South China Sea is one of the world’s most disputed regions and a critical shipping. The Philippines and China, along with several other countries in the region, each claim overlapping parts of it.

4th Immigration

Trump faces another legal challenge to its emergency declaration on the southern border crisis. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House of Representatives will bring a trial against Trump and argues that his decision to transfer funds from reserved accounts to a southern border wall violates the constitution’s clause. If you remember, the ugly stalemate between Trump and the Democrats led the proposed boundary wall to the longest government closure in history, followed by Trump declaring a national emergency to secure billions of dollars in wall financing. In addition to this latest possible costume from the Chamber, the administration faces seven other legal challenges for the declaration by states, environmental groups and non-profit organizations.

5th Trade shows

The threat of the measles continues to grow throughout the country. In Sacramento, California, UC Davis Medical Center sent letters to 200 people who visited their ER on March 17 and said they may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease. During the first three months of this year, 387 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 15 states. It is the second highest number of cases reported in the US, as measles was declared eliminated in 2000. American disease control and prevention centers also say that six outbreaks – defined as three or more cases – are ongoing in four states: two each in California and New York, one in New Jersey and one in Washington.

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TOTAL RECALL

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Which country was recently elected to its first female head of state?

A. Czech Republic

B. Austria

C. Slovakia

D. Hungary

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More Brexit Development

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has officially submitted a request to delay Brexit until June 30. The current cut-off date is April 12, but it was likely that some form of business would be prepared before that. Don’t be surprised if the European Union proposes a longer delay instead.

DAY NUMBER

364 million

The number of young people around the world who do not have internet access to school, according to UNICEF. It may seem like a luxury to those who grew up without the Internet at all, but in today’s world this means that these students are linked from a wealth of knowledge that others take for granted.

WEATHER VALUE

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