World news briefs

By Stephanie Dawber
News Editor

International
Protests in Hong Kong
Student leaders of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests threaten to occupy more government buildings if top officials refuse to resign by this Thursday.
Russia Bans Student Exchange Program with United States
Russia cancelled participation in high school student exchange program. Russia announced Wednesday it halted the program after a Russian schoolboy did not return home after being adopted by a gay couple.

National
CDC Confirms Ebola in United States
The first case of Ebola has been diagnosed in Texas. The unidentified man is in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
Jodi Arias Retrial
Prosecutors try again for a death sentence for Jodi Arias. Arias has previously been convicted of murder for the 2008 killing of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander.

Local
Franklin High School Bomb Threat
Franklin High School was evacuated last Tuesday after an alleged bomb threat. The threat was not deemed credible, however, students and faculty were removed from the high school.
Jury Selection Set for Robel Phillipos
Phillipos, friend of Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is charged with making false statements on April 18, 2013. Jury selection is scheduled to begin this Monday.

Stephanie Dawber is the News Editor of The Comment. Follow her on Twitter @StephanieDawber or email her at sdawber@student.bridgew.edu

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