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The Daily Moth 12-3-19


Hello, welcome
to the Daily Moth. It’s Tuesday, December 3.
Ready for the news? There have been two school
shootings in Wisconsin in two days. Today at a high school
in Winnebago County, there was a student
who had a gun that confronted a school
resource officer. The officer fired a gunshot
and both were injured and taken to hospitals. The school was placed on
lockdown and parents picked up their students at
a local middle school. There is now an investigation. Yesterday in Waukesha, a 17-year-old high school
student was spotted with a handgun in a classroom. A school resource officer
evacuated other students, then several police officers
arrived on the scene and tried to talk
with the student, but the student pointed
his gun at the officers. One of the officers
shot at the student, who was injured and is now in
stable condition at a hospital. Wisconsin’s attorney general
said this means there is a great need to invest in
helping troubled students and limiting
their access to guns. Here are three top news briefs. The first – Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif)
is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. She was considered one
of the top candidates when she announced
her candidacy in January, but has struggled to
keep her momentum. Last week the New York Times
ran a story where over 50 current and former
campaign staffers described many internal problems. Harris said in an interview
with Axios that she wonders if a part of her struggle was
because America is not ready to elect a woman of color. Perhaps we will see her emerge
as a vice president candidate. She has been
a senator since 2017. The second news – President Trump is in London
for a NATO leaders’ meeting. He traded barbs with French
President Macron over NATO’s role in Syria
and the future. In separate news, Trump
announced that the G-7 summit next year would be at
Camp David in Maryland. He previously wanted it to be
at his Doral resort in Miami, but dropped it after criticism
that it was a conflict of interest between government
and his personal business. The third news – House Democrats
released a report on their Trump-Ukraine
impeachment inquiry. The report says President Trump
abused his powers to pressure Ukraine to announce
investigations that would benefit his 2020
re-election bid. The report also says
Trump obstructed the House investigation. The House could vote on
articles of impeachment in the next few weeks. In Berks County,
Pennsylvania, a mother was charged
with killing her two children at their home by hanging
them in the basement. The mother’s name is
Lisa Snyder and the children are a 8-year-old
boy named Conner and a 4-year-old girl named Brinley. The incident was
on September 23. The mother called 911 to say
that she found the children in the basement and said Conner
was being bullied at school and that he didn’t want
to go alone – suggesting that Brinley
joined him in some kind of suicide pact. First responders found
the children hanging from a single dog leash that was
suspended on a support beam. There were two dining chairs
that were knocked over. The mother said she was
not strong enough to bring the kids down. They were airlifted
to a hospital, but died three days later. Police said they had
their doubts about the mother’s story and
after an investigation, they’ve accused
Snyder of murder. She was arrested
yesterday at her home. The county district attorney
said the mother Googled various methods of killing and purchased
a dog leash that was used in the hanging right
before the incident. The boy’s school said there
was no evidence of bullying. A witness said that three
weeks before the incident, Snyder said she was depressed
and didn’t care anymore about her kids. The district attorney said
it was a very emotional investigation and that
it’s just not right nor fair. Snyder was also charged with
having sex with her dog after police found Facebook messages
where she described the acts. Snyder’s attorney did not
give a comment to the media. An elderly couple who were
married for 68 years passed away only 33 hours apart last week. They were buried together today. Their names were
Bob and Corrine Johnson and they lived in a farm home
in southern Minnesota and had seven children. Six months ago,
Bob had cancer and Corrine had congestive
heart failure, which required them
to be in a hospital. They were on beds
next to each other. One of their children said
when Corrine passed away, hospital staff pulled a curtain
between their beds and that Bob stared at the curtain and when
he was informed that she died, he had tears
well up in his eyes. He died 33 hours later. Their other child said Bob
always put people first before him, and that it is fitting that
he waited for his wife to go first before he passed away. Bob was 88 years old,
while Corrine was 87. Today is Giving Tuesday, which is a movement to
make charitable gifts at the beginning of
the holiday season. Gallaudet University is asking
the community to consider making a donation to
support the university and their mission. I am a proud Gallaudet alumni
and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Religious Studies. Looking back on
my “still-young” life, I can say that Gallaudet
had the most impact on why I decided to start
“The Daily Moth. It started when I was a student
at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. I was involved with the National
Academic Bowl tournament that is run by Gallaudet
University’s Youth Programs. I read newspapers daily to
prepare for the “Current Events” category and
got addicted to news. I saw that there were not enough
resources to bring out the news from print to ASL, and decided
to do something about it by starting “The Daily Moth.” Another impact that
Gallaudet had on me was when I worked for
two campus organizations – the student-run newspaper
“The Buff and Blue” and the student-run film
studio BisonTV. I got my first taste of
journalism and fell in love with the idea of collecting
valuable information and sharing it with the community. BisonTV allowed me to build my
confidence with signing towards a camera with a teleprompter. As a student, I took
a journalism course with Bob Weinstock as my professor
and benefited greatly from it, as I was able to understand
the basic foundations of the profession. I remember meeting guest
speakers that Bob brought in who worked in the media field. I was often challenged
and I knew journalism was something that I am
passionate about. My BA in Religious Studies
opened up my mind to the world and the many different
values that humanity has. I know that Gallaudet will
continue to play a big part in my life and in the lives
of many people in the deaf and signing community. If you want to make a donation
to support Gallaudet University, you can do so by
following the instructions above or below. Thank you. That is all for today! See you tomorrow and
stay with the light! Captioned by www.aslcaptions.com

7 Replies to “The Daily Moth 12-3-19”

  • [Transcript] Hello, welcome to The Daily Moth! It is Tuesday, December 3. Ready for news?

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    Two school shootings in Wisconsin in two days

    There have been two school shootings in Wisconsin in two days.

    Today at a high school in Winnebago County, there was a student who had a gun that confronted a school resource officer. The officer fired a gunshot and both were injured and taken to hospitals. The school was placed on lockdown and parents picked up their students at a local middle school. There is now an investigation.

    Yesterday in Waukesha, a 17-year-old high school student was spotted with a handgun in a classroom. A school resource officer evacuated other students, then several police officers arrived on the scene and tried to talk with the student, but the student pointed his gun at the officers. One of the officers shot at the student, who was injured and is now in stable condition at a hospital.

    Wisconsin’s attorney general said this means there is a great need to invest in helping troubled students and limiting their access to guns.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/oshkosh-wisconsin-school-shooting-leaves-student-officer-injured-n1094856

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/02/us/wisconsin-school-shooting/index.html

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/12/03/oshkosh-west-school-shooting-student-officer-wounded-wisconsin/2596545001/

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    Top News Briefs: Kamala dropping out of 2020 race; Trump at NATO meeting; House releases impeachment report

    Here are three top news briefs.

    The first — Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif) is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race. She was considered one of the top candidates when she announced her candidacy in January, but has struggled to keep her momentum.

    Last week the New York Times ran a story where over 50 current and former campaign staffers described many internal problems.

    Harris said in an interview with Axios that she wonders if a part of her struggle was because America is not ready to elect a woman of color.

    Perhaps we will see her emerge as a vice president candidate. She has been a senator since 2017.

    The second news — President Trump is in London for a NATO leaders’ meeting. He traded barbs with French President Macron over NATO’s role in Syria and the future. In separate news, Trump announced that the G-7 summit next year would be at Camp David in Maryland. He previously wanted it to be at his Doral resort in Miami, but dropped it after criticism that it was a conflict of interest between government and his personal business.

    The third news — House Democrats released a report on their Trump-Ukraine impeachment inquiry. The report says President Trump abused his powers to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations that would benefit his 2020 re-election bid. The report also says Trump obstructed the House investigation. The House could vote on articles of impeachment in the next few weeks.

    Kamala Harris: https://www.axios.com/kamala-harris-drops-out-2020-campaign-50c45cbe-e917-4004-996c-1096b2a61a80.html'

    NATO: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/nato-summit-2019-gbr-intl/index.html

    Impeachment: https://www.axios.com/house-intelligence-committee-ukraine-report-democrats-e5afc5a1-1ef5-4fb0-9d5a-eb7569339125.html

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    Mother charged with killing her two children

    In Berks County, Pennsylvania, a mother was charged with killing her two children at their home by hanging them in the basement.

    The mother’s name is Lisa Snyder and the children are a 8-year-old boy named Conner and a 4-year-old girl named Brinley.

    The incident was on September 23. The mother called 911 to say that she found the children in the basement and said Conner was being bullied at school and that he didn’t want to go alone — suggesting that Brinley joined him in some kind of suicide pact.

    First responders found the children hanging from a single dog leash that was suspended on a support beam. There were two dining chairs that were knocked over. The mother said she was not strong enough to bring the kids down. They were airlifted to a hospital, but died three days later.

    Police said they had their doubts about the mother’s story and after an investigation, they’ve accused Snyder of murder. She was arrested yesterday at her home.

    The county district attorney said the mother Googled various methods of killing and purchased a dog leash that was used in the hanging right before the incident. The boy’s school said there was no evidence of bullying. A witness said that three weeks before the incident, Snyder said she was depressed and didn’t care anymore about her kids.

    The district attorney said it was a very emotional investigation and that it’s just not right nor fair.

    Snyder was also charged with having sex with her dog after police found Facebook messages where she described the acts.

    Snyder’s attorney did not give a comment to the media.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/03/lisa-rachelle-snyder-murder-conner-brinley-hanging/

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/03/us/pennsylvania-mother-murder-charges-children-hanging/index.html

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    Husband and wife die one day apart after 68 years of marriage

    An elderly couple who were married for 68 years passed away only 33 hours apart last week. They were buried together today.

    Their names were Bob and Corrine Johnson and they lived in a farm home in southern Minnesota and had seven children.

    Six months ago, Bob had cancer and Corrine had congestive heart failure, which required them to be in a hospital. They were on beds next to each other.

    One of their children said when Corrine passed away, hospital staff pulled a curtain between their beds and that Bob stared at the curtain and when he was informed that she died, he had tears well up in his eyes. He died 33 hours later.

    Their other child said Bob always put people first before him, and that it is fitting that he waited for his wife to go first before he passed away.

    Bob was 88 years old, while Corrine was 87.

    https://www.kvue.com/article/life/married-68-years-husband-and-wife-die-one-day-apart/89-fba881e6-5178-4e9a-9c0d-c9838523c1b4

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/minnesota-couple-married-68-years-dies-day-67462143

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    [Sponsored Video] Donate to Gallaudet University for #GivingTuesday! Alex from “The Daily Moth” shares how much of an impact Gallaudet had on his life and on starting the show.

    Today is Giving Tuesday, which is a movement to make charitable gifts at the beginning of the holiday season.

    Gallaudet University is asking the community to consider making a donation to support the university and their mission.

    I am a proud Gallaudet alumni and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Religious Studies.

    Looking back on my “still-young” life, I can say that Gallaudet had the most impact on why I decided to start “The Daily Moth.

    It started when I was a student at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. I was involved with the National Academic Bowl tournament that is run by Gallaudet University’s Youth Programs. I read newspapers daily to prepare for the “Current Events” category and got addicted to news. I saw that there were not enough resources to bring out the news from print to ASL, and decided to do something about it by starting “The Daily Moth.”

    Another impact that Gallaudet had on me was when I worked for two campus organizations — the student-run newspaper “The Buff and Blue” and the student-run film studio BisonTV. I got my first taste of journalism and fell in love with the idea of collecting valuable information and sharing it with the community. BisonTV allowed me to build my confidence with signing towards a camera with a teleprompter.

    As a student, I took a journalism course with Bob Weinstock as my professor and benefited greatly from it, as I was able to understand the basic foundations of the profession. I remember meeting guest speakers that Bob brought in who worked in the media field. I was often challenged and I knew journalism was something that I am passionate about. My BA in Religious Studies opened up my mind to the world and the many different values that humanity has. You can donate by: Texting 4GUGratitude to 41444 or by going to www.tinyurl.com/ThankfulBisonDonate

    ALEX:

    I know that Gallaudet will continue to play a big part in my life and in the lives of many people in the deaf and signing community.

    If you want to make a donation to support Gallaudet University, you can do so by following the instructions above or below. Thank you.

    You can donate by:

    Texting 4GUGratitude to 41444 or by going to www.tinyurl.com/ThankfulBisonDonate

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    That is all for today. See you tomorrow and stay with the light!

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  • Alex is great journalism as ASL and captioned too. The Daily Moth impact me to see real ASL News. Never missing to watch news. 👍

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