Weekly Hot Topics – June 18 2015
There has been a lot of happening across the world this week, but don’t worry Weekly Hot Topics is back to catch you up on all the major news. Covering major events from around the world, this is the perfect place to start a conversation about news!
21 year-old Dylann Roof has been detained by law enforcement in North Carolina earlier today following the shooting deaths of nine in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is alleged to have entered a historically black church and then opened fire on a bible study group on Wednesday. US Department of Justice officials have begun investigating the tragedy as a hate crime.
Jeb Bush officially announced his candidacy to be the presidential candidate of the Republican Party in 2016 on Monday. Son of former president George H. W. Bush and younger brother of former president George W. Bush, Jeb Bush is the current front runner to be the Republican candidate for president.
Internet hacktivist group Anonymous claimed responsibility for a denial-of-service (DOS) attack on Government of Canada websites on Wednesday. Websites brought down include the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Works, and CSIS (the Canadian spy agency). The group claimed the cause of the attack was in protest over the recent passing of Bill C-51, legislation that redefines the term terrorism to be much broader and grants exceptional powers to law enforcement and intelligence organizations.
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