BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN
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In case you missed it, or want to relive it -- this is your Newsy Week in Review.
MONDAY, FEB. 21/ALEX ROZIER, NEWSY: “...4 Americans were taken hostage off the coast of Oman.”
And then... just a day later:
TUESDAY, FEB. 22/MEGAN MURPHY, NEWSY: “Somali pirates fatally shot four American hostages after hijacking their yacht, the Quest, off the coast of Oman.”
And while the families of those hostages suffer through their worst nightmare - New Zealand saw its darkest hour this week.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23/JIM FLINK, NEWSY: “The third tragedy to strike Christchurch in nearly as many months, has the South Island of New Zealand reeling.”
Also this week -- the ins...
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23/MEGAN MURPHY, NEWSY: “After a long and controversial candidacy, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel easily captured the mayor’s office of Chicago...”
MONDAY, FEB. 21/CHRISTINA HARTMAN, NEWSY: “Still at large - 14 Democratic state lawmakers who fled the state last week in protest over Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill.”
And -- still not going anywheres...
TUESDAY, FEB. 22/ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO, NEWSY: “Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi went on state television on Tuesday to announce he has no intention to of resigning. Even more, he would rather die as a martyr.”
After what international press deemed a week of brutal crackdowns on protesters -- Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi pledged Friday to double salaries for some government workers -- and offered a $400 bonus to every Libyan family.
But he’s not the only embattled leader this week hoping that money talks.
THURSDAY, FEB. 24/MEGAN MURPHY, NEWSY: “Saudi King Abdullah returned to the nation after being out on medical leave- bringing back $36 billion in gifts for the people. The money will go toward worker pay raises, unemployment benefits, and affordable housing.”
Money might talk -- but in the U.S. -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas didn’t -- again this week -- passing a quiet milestone.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23/CHRISTINA HARTMAN, NEWSY: “It’s been five years since the H.W. Bush-appointee has spoken during oral arguments before the Court. ... To put that in perspective, no other justice on the High Court has gone without speaking for longer than a year -- much less FIVE -- in the last 40 years!”
But with developments in tech this week - who needs humans? It was rage against the machine.
There was the amazing:
MONDAY, FEB. 21/ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO: “The goal? Fully autonomous cars that can easily interact with their human passengers.”
...the potentially annoying...
MONDAY, FEB. 21/CHANCE SEALES: “Your phone’s ringing. It could be your mom, dad, or your pill bottle? Well that could be the case if you choose to buy the world’s first Internet-connected medication packaging.”
...and the downright creepy.
TUESDAY, FEB. 22/CYREIA SANDLIN, NEWSY: “Call it a twist on the classic game of pick-ups. ... A new Facebook app can notify you when that crush you’ve been stalking, I mean, following, is at long last, single.”
Speaking of breakups - a new study suggests cutting off your relationship with meat. Your rebound partner?
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23/ALEX ROZIER, NEWSY: “Insects - they’re what’s for dinner - High in protein and low in fat, insects are what some are calling the meat of the future.”
And finally - Newsy’s most commented story of the week.
TUESDAY, FEB. 22/JENNY MECKLES, NEWSY: “Irresponsible. Cowardly. Honorable. Smart. That about summarizes the mixed reaction to the decision of 14 Democratic senators from Wisconsin who fled the state in protest of the governor’s Budget Repair Bill.”
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