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Beyoncé surprised fans with an album release to coincide with her new Netflix documentary. (image: Wikimedia Commons)

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Beyoncé Drops Surprise Live Coachella Album ‘Homecoming’

Beyoncé, the queen of surprise albums, has dropped an album this morning of her live performance at Coachella entitled “Homecoming” to coincide with her Netflix documentary of the same name. Both the album and the documentary commemorate Beyoncé’s performance as the first black woman to headline the festival. The album has 40 tracks breaking down the two-hour concert and leaving fans with the best of Beychella.


In global news…

Paris Finds Hope in the Days After Notre Dame Fire

In less than two days after the fire that ravaged the historic Notre Dame, which is still being investigated as an accident, almost $1 billion has been raised to rebuild the iconic structure. Meanwhile people are praising the hundreds of firefighters who worked tirelessly to put out the fire, while saving priceless relics within the church, including the Crown of Thorns.


In politics…

Trump Vetoes Resolution to End U.S. Involvement in Yemen War

President Trump used the second veto of his presidency Tuesday to stop a congressional resolution that aimed to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. CNN reports, “Trump added that the resolution is ‘unnecessary’ in part because there are no United States military personnel in Yemen ‘commanding, participating in, or accompanying military forces of the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthis in hostilities in or affecting Yemen.’” Trump’s veto comes as little surprise as the resolution was seen as a slight against Trump’s Middle East policies.


In education…

Denver-Area Schools Shut Down Over Columbine Threat

The FBI is currently searching for a woman in Colorado who is reportedly obsessed with Columbine. The woman, who is in possession of a pump-action shotgun, has been identified as an extremely dangerous and credible threat. Although no specific school has been identified as a target, Denver-area schools are closed today and may be tomorrow as well. This news comes just days before the 20th anniversary of the shooting that killed 13 people.


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