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Brazil’s ex-president to be jailed for corruption charges

The Brazilian Supreme Court has ruled that former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will be jailed while he appeals his charges. Lula faces a conviction of up to 12 years for accepting a bribe from an engineering firm, according to BBC. Lula stated that he feels these charges are politically motivated to prevent him from running in the next presidential election.

Colorado meteorologists predict above average activity for 2018 hurricane season

Colorado State University meteorologists are predicting  “slightly-above average” activity in the 2018 hurricane season, according to CBS Miami. The meteorologists predict 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes at or above category three. NOAA will release their forecast in May.

Three wounded in shooting at YouTube headquarters

A female suspect opened fire at the YouTube headquarters on April 3 before killing herself, according to USA Today. San Bruno Police Chief Ed Barberini said, “There is currently no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted.” There is one victim still in critical condition.

Facebook estimates Cambridge Analytica obtained data on 87 Million users

Lawmakers announced that Cambridge Analytica has obtained data on up to 87 million Facebook users. The company is accused of harvesting personal information of Facebook users. It is unknown if this information was used to affect the 2016 U.S. Presidential election or the U.K. Brexit referendum, according to BBC. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to testify to congress, according to NPR.

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