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“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” ― Thomas Aquina
A collision between a bus carrying elderly people and a truck in Puisseguin, near Bordeaux in southern France has killed at least 42. The accident that happened Friday morning is France’s worst road accident since 1982 as French President François Hollande called the accident “a great tragedy.” [REUTERS]
FGI NIGHT OF STARS
Fashion Group International took place at at Cipriani Wall Street. Justin was given the Lord & Taylor Fashion Oracle award, Superstar award went to Lanvin’s designer Alber Elbaz. Stars in attendance included Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Diane Kruger, Allison Williams, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Zachary Quinto and Michelle Monaghan with performance from Tori Kelly. Now if only the Chicago chapter can please step up its programming.
Venture capitalist and philanthropist J.B and Wife M.K Pritzker announced yesterday they will donate $100 million to Northwestern University’s school of Law which is the largest single donation to a law school in the country. The law school will now be named Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. [CHICAGO TRIBUNE]
One person was fatally shot and 3 are injured after a shootout at the main campus of Tennessee State University late Thursday evening, after a fight over a game of dice. Police believe two males not enrolled at TSU exchanged fire. The shooting happened hours after the school celebrated Founders’ Day on the anniversary of the day the university started 103 years ago.
Amazon posted a $79 million profit in their Q3 earnings and higher than expected revenue surprising analysts who expected loss. The Q3 profits were boosted by AWS which increased by 78%. This is the third time Amazon has posted consecutive quarterly profits over a span of three years. Alphabet fka Google also beat expected profit forecast and they announced a share buyback program and its stock reached highest ever level in after hours trading
Adele has dropped her first single, “Hello,” in three years setting fire on social media and her third studio album ’25’will be available Nov. 20… Kate Lanphear who joined Maxim magazine a year ago as editor in chief will exit on Nov. 13.
11 hours of cross examination in front of the House Select Committee on Benghazi and Hilary Clinton and her presidential bid is left unscathed oh and that look of contempt. [NEW YORKER]
Is that a gun in your pants or are you just happy to see me? Richard Dean Defeudis of Oregon broke into a home then stripped naked, crawled into bed with the unidentified couple who live there and kissed the man — who turned out to have a gun…Joy Milne is the woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease…Former SAC Capital portfolio manager Micheal Steinberg will have his 2013 conviction for insider trading dropped putting a wrench in US Attorney Preet Bharara’s record pursuit of hedge funders. Six cooperating witness’ guilty pleas will also be vacated…Lincoln Chafee is out, of the Presidential race. Is Jim Webb next?…A deadly road rage on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque is at the root of the killing of a 4-year-old girl and Tony Torrez has been charged with murder, assault, child abuse and other crimes following his arrest.
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