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Beyond the Bubble

KATHLEEN HANSEN, Features Editor

•  At the White House Correspondent’s Dinner this weekend, President Barack Obama made several questionable jokes about members of his administration. Obama told the audience, “Hillary won’t stop drunk-texting me from Cartagena,” a reference to a picture of Clinton drinking a beer in a club during a visit in Columbia.

•   Clive Palmer, an Australian billionaire, plans to build the Titanic II. He describes it as a “state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems.” The ship’s maiden voyage is planned for 2016.

•   Last Wednesday, after supposedly attacking her boyfriend, Scott Nickerson, while they were fighting, Nicole Houde, Miss New Hampshire 2010, was arrested. Allegations against Houde include that she  punched, kicked, scratched and bit Nickerson.

•   Nina Rhodes-Hughes, a witness of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, alleges that Sirhan Sirhan—who was convicted for the crime—was not the only shooter. Prosecutors claim that there were only eight shots fired, which Sirhan could have done by himself. However, opponents argue that Rhodes-Hughes statement was misrepresented by the FBI and as many as 12 to 14 shots could have been fired.

•   On April 29, Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrated their first wedding anniversary. Their first year together involved traveling, attending galas and acquiring Lupo, a puppy.

•   Recently, Easter eggs put in place by Google employees are being discovered by users. For example, Googling “zerg rush” will cause a plethora of O’s to appear on the page. Other Easter eggs with the Google searches included “askew” and “tilt.”

•   The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in children has increased in recent years. This news is especially problematic because the disease is harder to treat with children than adults. Researchers do not know the reason for this change, though they suspect hormonal changes during puberty could be a factor.

Sources: Yahoo, Huffington Post, CNN, OK!, New York Times

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