SUN SUNI KHABAR MAY 12TH, 2016
The Republican party is fractured in the wake of Donald Trump’s naming as the party’s nominee. Senators are divided, with many refusing to vote for Donald Trump with others hopping on board the “Trump train”. However, the main Republican vote that Trump had to get in order to unify the party came from House Speaker Paul Ryan. The highest ranking Republican, Ryan was initially against Trump, but for party unity. A meeting on Thursday changed that. The Speaker met with the presidential nominee, and realized that despite their differences, there were several areas of common ground.
ZIMMERMAN’S GUN DISAPPEARS FROM AUCTION
Four years ago, George Zimmerman killed teenager Trayvon Martin in what became one of the most widely publicized cases of the year. Zimmerman was acquitted and returned to his Florida home. However, Zimmerman broke headlines again when he tried to auction off the gun he used to kill Martin. The attempted sale went awry when the gun vanished from the auction website. Investigators have searched for the gun, but no trace of it has been found.
BRAZIL PRESIDENT SUSPENDED
Brazilian politics have been in turmoil for a while now. The people have been calling for the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, and the government finally answered. Brazil’s senate voted Thursday to begin the impeachment of the country’s first ever female president, forcing her to step down as the trial got underway. Rousseff spoke out against the decision, calling it a “coup” and saying she was the “victim of a great injustice”. She went on to accuse the senate of trying to sabotage her presidency, adding that she has not committed any crimes.
RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION IS POSSIBLE
Many struggle with addiction. They feel as though there is no escape for them, that this is their life. They fear that there is no recovery. However, CNN pulled together stories of recovery from debilitating addiction that show otherwise. One of them comes from a former NFL player. At one point in his life, former NFL quarterback Ray Lucas was taking over 1,000 pills a month to manage the pain for a football injury. After retiring, he would stop taking them before he went to his TV job, and the minute he got home, he would ingest the pills like candy. However, Lucas pushed through, got the help he needed and turned his life around. He continues to discuss addiction and share his story of recovery.