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

Today’s headlines are here!!

The Fifth Column

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1. France awards train heroes its highest honor
France on Mondaygave its highest award, the Legion of Honor, to three Americans and a Briton who subdued a heavily armed attacker on a high-speed train. “You have shown that in the face of terror, you can resist,” French President Francois Hollande said. Childhood friends Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, Specialist Alek Skarlatos, and California college student Anthony Sadler, and British businessman Chris Norman disarmed, pummeled, and tied up the suspected Islamist militant, Ayoub el-Khazaani, who said he wanted to rob passengers, not massacre them.

Source: The Washington Post, CNN

2. Fresh Chinese stock market dive fuels global fears
Stocks fell sharply in Europe and Asia on Monday after China’s benchmark Shanghai index plunged by 8.5 percent, its biggest drop since February 2007. Japan’s Nikkei index fell by 4.6 percent, its worst…

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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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