THURSDAY 5-10-18

1.   Trump welcomes U.S. prisoners released by North Korea, thanks Kim...U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed three former U.S. prisoners who landed at a military base near Washington on Thursday after being released by North Korea, thanking leader Kim Jong Un and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two.  Your Thoughts on the Release and the upcoming meeting.

2.  The Celtics wrapped up their series against the 76’ers last night and they advance to the Eastern Conference finals.  The first game between the Cavs and the Celtics will be this Sunday.  Is it karma that the Cavs are playing the Celtics without Kyrie Irving?


3.      The eyes of the world will be on Windsor Castle and the royal wedding as Megan Markle and Prince Harry exchange their vows.  Harry and his best man Prince William are expected to arrive on foot at the chapel’s west steps so they can acknowledge the crowd.  Will you be watching the Royal Wedding?


4.      Amazon announced they are working with homebuilder Lennar to demo model homes that can be controlled by Alexa.  The model homes are equipped with TVs connected to Amazon's Fire TV system, buttons that can reorder goods from Amazon, and Alexa-enabled products that allow you to control a myriad of things with your voice including thermostats, shades, lights and more.  Would you like to have a voice activated home?


5.      Hanover Park High School in New Jersey has instituted a policy that allows everyone who tries out for the cheerleading squad to make the team. The new rule went into effect after a parent complained to school officials that their child didn't make the team after trying out last month.  How do you feel about the policy?


6.      Lt. Sarah Coppock, a junior Navy officer, pled guilty to her role in last year's deadly collision involving the destroyer USS Fitzgerald off the coast of Japan. Seven sailors lost their lives when the Fitzgerald collided with a  container ship outside of Tokyo Bay.  At the time of the collision, Coppock was serving as the Officer of the Deck, the officer overseeing the bridge team that was steering the ship.  What do think would be a just sentence?


7.      If she is confirmed, CIA director nominee Gina Haspel vows not to restart harsh interrogation policies.  During a Senate confirmation hearing, Haspel said hard lessons have been learned since the 9-11 terror attacks.  If confirmed, Haspel would be the first woman to lead the CIA and would replace Mike Pompeo.  Do you agree or disagree with Haspel?  Should the CIA use harsh interrogation policies or not?


8.      A baby girl in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was born with a very unusual birthmark. Doctors say Natalie Jackson's birthmark, which some have likened to a half of a Batman mask, is expected to grow as she does. But her parents refuse to let them remove it. While Natalie's parents worry the blemish may attract cruel comments, they believe that it is part of what makes Natalie "special".  Natalie's mother, Lacey, says, "We'll always tell her it's a part of who she is and who she is supposed to be".  Have you seen the photo of the little girl?  Are the parents making the right decision?


9.      Facebook's David Marcus will shift into a new role and head up a group focused on blockchain technology.  The former head of Messenger said, "I'm setting up a small group to explore how to best leverage Blockchain across Facebook, starting from scratch." Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had said in January that the company would begin looking into cryptocurrencies and "how to best use them in our services."  Have you heard about blockchain technology?


10.      Multiple reports suggest that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and retired NFL player Herschel Walker will soon join President Trump’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition. The Council encourages Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition. Can you think Belichick would be a good spokesman?

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