Grab a recap of the news.
Whether you’re busy working, vacationing or just plain relaxing, you might have missed out on a lot of important news reports from this past week. Well lucky for you, here’s a roundup of some of the biggest news written out short and simple so even the busiest person won’t get left behind.
July 24 – President Obama arrived in Nairobi, Kenya. Not only was this visit significant for Obama on a personal level, as it was his first time in his father’s home country as President, but it was also the first time a sitting president of the United States visited the country as well. He was greeted right off the Air Force One by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. This stop was only the first as part of a four-day journey through East Africa, with a mission that includes the reinforcement of a shared campaign against Islamist extremism while also debating through more controversial messages on democracy and gay rights. The President recently arrived at his second location, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 26.
July 26 – A new CNN poll shows who’s leading in the 2016 presidential primaries. From July 22 to 25, a CNN poll was conducted among 1,017 adults, 419 of them being Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. This poll was especially significant for those whom identify as Republican as it brought in some interesting numbers. Donald Trump led the poll with 18 percent of Republicans on his side, much to the dismay of his competitors. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush came in second with 15 percent. However, Trump’s lead over Bush fell within the poll’s margin of error, which came to about 3.5 percentage points. Fellow Republican candidates have publicly called out Trump for his remarks on Mexican immigrants and John McCain’s war record, yet he seems to be putting up a good fight on the side that matters: the voter’s.
July 26 – Bobbi Kristina Brown, sole daughter of Whitney Houston, has died at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Ga. Her death happened about six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Atlanta townhome of which she shared with her partner, Nick Gordon. After being hospitalized for months in Atlanta while in a state of comatose, she was eventually moved to hospice care. Kristen Foster, a Houston family representative, sent out a statement on Sunday: “Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July, 26 2015, surrounded by her family. She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.” Bobbi Kristina faced an immense amount of media coverage after her mother’s death in February of 2012, from her grieving, to her relationship, and then to her hospitalization. She openly expressed how much grief and loss she felt over her mother’s death, even in one of her last tweets stating, “Littlelady&yourgrowing young man @nickdgordon miss you mommy ..:’) SOmuch.. loving you more every sec. #Anniversary!” The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Bobbi Kristina’s death Sunday night. She was 22 years old.