SUN SUNI KHABAR MAY 18TH, 2016
SANDERS, CLINTON BATTLE HEATING UP
A month ago, Hillary Clinton looked to be the shoo-in for the Democratic nomination. Now, after a sequence of losses in May, her lead holds, but only just. After failing to spend a dime in Indiana, Clinton got her act together in Kentucky, carrying the state by a very thin margin. Despite her victory, Sanders kept close on her heels by taking Oregon in slightly more dominating fashion. For Sanders to win at this point, the Vermont Senator needs to win every state by an overwhelming margin. The June 7 primary in California will be at the forefront of each of the candidate’s mind.
CHIBOK GIRL REUNITED WITH HER FAMILY
Two years ago, terror group Boko Haram captured over 200 Nigerian girls and held them hostage, sparking the activist movement dubbed “Bring Back Our Girls”. One of those 200 girls was found in the northeastern Sambisa Forest in Nigeria. Her identity was confirmed by both her mother and a local resident. CNN obtained “proof of life” footage from negotiators who were sent a video of the girls by their captors. The Nigerian based terror group has become more prevalent in recent years, showing an increase in killings of 317%.
SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY LARGEST UNNAMED WORLD IN SOLAR SYSTEM
2007 OR10 is the third largest dwarf planet in our solar system, according to observations from astronomers. It has been hard to detect because dwarf planets often show up as small points of light, and it is hard to distinguish whether that light is natural or comes from neighboring stars. Its orbit is extremely elliptical, bringing it close to Neptune, but 2007 OR10 is still very far from the farthest planet in the solar system, Pluto. András Pál at the Konkoly Observatory in Budapest, Hungary said that this planet, about a third of the size of Pluto, is one of the darkest worlds that they have seen.
SIXERS LEANING TOWARD SIMMONS
With the NBA conference finals underway, it is evident that the 2015-2016 NBA season is coming to a close. As a result, teams no longer in the postseason are turning their attention to the NBA draft. With the 76ers and the Lakers getting the #1 and 2 picks, respectively, experts are already saying that LSU freshman Ben Simmons is likely to go to Philly, while Brandon Ingram is expected to go to the Lakers. Despite problems with his GPA and lack of play time in the NCAA postseason, Simmons is widely touted as one of the best draft prospects in recent years.