Need2Know: Friday News Roundup

August 3, 2018

These are the headlines you Need2Know:

  • Demonstrators Stop Traffic in Chicago: At least 200 people marched down Chicago's Lake Shore Drive on Thursday to protest gun violence. The crowd marched to Wrigley Field before the Cubs game. More than 300 people were killed in Chicago this year – more than any other city in the U.S. For more on this story, click here.

  • The Search for Mollie Tibbetts Continues: The University of Iowa student has been missing for two weeks. Tibbetts was last seen in late July at her boyfriend's home in Brooklyn, Iowa. Her parents said they believe their daughter was kidnapped, and they think she is still alive. Tibbetts's family has offered a $172,000 reward. For details, click here.

  • JUUL Labs Responds to the FDA: The largest e-cigarette company in the U.S. responded to concerns Thursday from the FDA that underage teens are abusing the product. JUUL, which produces "flavorful" nicotine pods, acknowledged that teens are using its e-cigarettes, but vowed to address the problem. For the latest, check out Engadget.

  • Trump Endorses Candidate, Touts Diplomacy Skills: President Trump endorsed the Republican Lou Barletta for state Senate on Thursday at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Penn. Trump quickly changed the subject to diplomacy, citing his dealings with North Korea and asking the crowd, “What ever happened to diplomacy?” For more on the rally, check out the Washington Post.

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