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Breaking News on Monday, March 13th, 2017

 March 13th, 2017: Today's News Headlines 

• US, Germany Relations Set to Be Tested 
• American Cocker Spaniel Crowned Top Dog at Crufts
• Bus Plows into Parade in Haiti, Killing 38
• Landslide Victories Foreshadow India’s Radical Reform
• 60 Elephants enjoy a Special Fruit Buffet

 

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On This Day
On March 13th 1781, William Herschel spots a “comet” in the night sky, though he had in fact discovered the planet Uranus. In a curious accident of history, on the same day in 1930 Clyde Tombaugh of the Lowell Observatory announced that Pluto had also been discovered. Though recently scientists have debated whether Pluto can really be considered a planet since it is surrounded by other objects of a similar bulk. 

 

Trump and Merkel’s Big Meet Sees Germany and US at Crossroads
Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, prepares to come to Washington to meet President Trump – who has severely criticized her open borders policies - for the first time.  

US Cocker Spaniel Steals the Show at Crufts
An American cocker spaniel called Afterglow Miami Ink takes top prize from Britain’s Crufts dog show on Sunday March 12th.
Is the UK Finally About to Pull the Brexit Trigger?
It looks likely that MPs in parliament will reject the Lords’ proposed amendments to the Brexit bill during a second debate. PM Theresa May could be ready to trigger Article 5 on Tuesday.
 
38 Killed by Haiti Bus Plowing into Parade
After fleeing a deadly road accident, a bus kills dozens more as it plows into a crowd, say officials.
Elephants Celebrating Thailand’s Elephant Day Enjoy a Buffet
Up to 60 elephants celebrate Elephant Day (March 13th) in Ayutthaya, Thailand, by enjoying a lavish fruit buffet. The day is held to raise awareness about the plight of the species.
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