10 things you need to know today: August 22, 2016


Headlines for today …. here!!

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THE WEEK

1. Rio wraps up Summer Olympics
The Rio Olympics ended Sunday night with a Closing Ceremony inspired by the South American nation’s famous Carnival. Simone Biles, who won four gold medals and a bronze in gymnastics, carried the U.S. flag in the ceremony. She led a U.S. team that collected 121 medals — the country’s biggest haul in a non-boycotted Olympics since 1904. The rainy, three-hour ceremony marked the official handover of the Olympic flag to Tokyo, which hosts the next Summer Games in 2020. Despite complaints about preparations and the high cost of hosting the Games, the Rio Olympics were widely seen as a success and a welcome distraction from Brazil’s economic and political troubles.

Source: BBC News, The Washington Post

2. Trump aides say his deportation plan is ‘to be determined’
Donald Trump is reconsidering his campaign promise to deport…

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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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