Good morning. Here are your Tuesday headlines for this week.
US Networks, Facebook Drop Pres. Trump’s ‘Racist’ Campaign Ad
Facebook, NBC, and Fox News have officially pulled out President Donald Trump’s ad.
The controversial clip, which critics had labeled as racist, was removed on Monday.
The 30-second ad was sponsored by the president’s 2020 re-election team.
Released on Twitter last week, the video showed an illegal immigrant from Mexico who was convicted in the death of two cops.
Todays’ elections have been described by both Democrats and Republicans as crucial for the nation’s direction.
The control of both Congress chambers is at stake, including 36 governor’s offices.
Suicide Rate among Japan’s Youth Reaches its Highest in 30 Years
More children and teens in Japan killed themselves from 2016 to 2017 than in any year since 1986, a recent government report confirmed.
250 kids in the elementary and high school age committed suicide in that year for several reasons.
Issues that drove them to take their own lives include stress, family problems, and bullying.
The highest number of suicides among the Japanese youth was recorded in 1986 when 268 students died.
“The number of suicides of students have stayed high, and that is an alarming issue which should be tackled,” ministry official Noriaki Kitazaki said.
According to the minister, the cause of the rise remains unclear.
Teens Arrested after Drawing Swastikas on Brooklyn Buildings
Two male teenagers were arrested on Monday for drawing several swastikas on residential buildings in Brooklyn.
Authorities said the hate symbols were spotted on the garage doors and steps of houses in Brooklyn Heights on Oct. 30.
Jarrick Wiltshire, 18, and Daul Moultrie, 17, were each charged with three counts of aggravated harassment.
Speaking with reporters last week, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said the case was being investigated as a hate crime.
Amazon to Split HQ2 between Two Locations
Amazon is reportedly splitting its second headquarters between two cities.
Unnamed sources revealed that the first branch will be at the Crystal City area of Arlington, Northern Virginia, and the other at Long Island City in the New York borough of Queens.
Amazon has yet to officially announce the location of their new headquarters.
Last year, Amazon announced plans to invest $5 billion in a second HQ.
Their goal is to hire as many as 50,000 – sparking interest from cities in Canada and the US.
Amazon is slated to make a final decision by the end of 2018.
Coroner: Rapper Mac Miller Died from Accidental Drug Overdose
Mac Miller died from “mixed drug toxicity,” a report from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed.
The coroner also found that the drugs in Miller’s body included ethanol, cocaine, and fentanyl.
The rapper’s passing was ruled an accident.
Fans were shocked when Miller – whose real name is Malcolm McCormick – died in September at the young age of 26.
He started his music career as a teenager before launching his first album in 2012.
“Blue Slide Park” was the first independent debut album to top the Billboard chart in 16 years.
Featured image: President Donald J. Trump speaks during the Memorial Day Observance in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, May 28, 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Army/Elizabeth Fraser