10 things you need to know today: June 24, 2015

Today’s headlines!!

The Fifth Column

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1. Senate advances fast-track trade bill 
The Senate voted 60-37 on Tuesday to advance Obama’s fast-track trade bill, narrowly avoiding a filibuster that could have derailed the legislation for a second time. The bill, now expectedly to easily pass on Wednesday, is intended to help Obama seal a 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership by letting him present trade deals to Congress for up-or-down votes, with no amendments. The pact would cover roughly 40 percent of the global economy, and House Democrats pushing for U.S. labor protections tried to block it.

Source: Los Angeles Times

2. South Carolina House agrees to debate taking down Confederate flag
South Carolina lawmakers voted Tuesday to open debate on removing the Confederate battle flag from the State Capitol grounds. A growing chorus of politicians, led by Gov. Nikki Haley (R), have called for taking down the flag, a symbol embraced by…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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