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Sign1News 2.20.20 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).

Sign1News 2.20.20 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News Live. And Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. Tensions between the U.S. and
Iran grow following last week’s airstrike that killed one of Iran’s top generals, Qaem
Soleimani. Over the weekend, President Trump threatened
to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran attacks any American interests in retaliation of Soleimani’s
killing. On Sunday Iraq’s parliament voted to obligate
the government to work toward removing all foreign troops from the country. Back in the U.S., thousands of troops are
getting ready to deploy to the Middle East as tensions in the region continue to escalate. And President Trump says if Iran tries retaliate,
the U.S. will “quickly and fully strike back and perhaps in a disproportionate manner.” But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says not so
fast. On Sunday night Pelsoi sent a letter saying
the House of Representatives will introduce and vote on a war power resolution that limits
President Trump’s potential military actions in regard to Iran. Also on Sunday, Iran announced it would no
longer abide by any portion of the international nuclear deal set forth in 2015. This means the country will go forward with
any planned nuclear arms development. On Monday (Today) huge crowds filled the streets
in Iran during the funeral services for Soleimani. And today Soleimani’s daughter said her father’s
death will bring darker days for the U.S., and Iran has vowed revenge. On Sunday (Yesterday) Boeing, the company
that designs and sells airplanes, acknowledged there is another potential issue with its
737 Max. Boeing and regulators say there are concerns
about the wiring. The wiring in the part of the plane that controls
the tail section may be too close together, which could cause a short circuit, and in
a worse-case scenario, lead to a crash. A Boeing spokesperson says the company’s “highest
priority is ensuring the 737 Max meets all safety and regulatory requirements.” He added that Boeing is working with the Federal
Aviation Administration and others to make sure the design is safe and compliant. In early 2019 the Max was grounded following
two fatal crashes caused by issues with a different system. And Boeing is still waiting for regulators’
approval to return to flight. However, a Boeing spokesperson says it’s too
soon to tell if the wiring issue will result in design changes of the jet or delay the
recertification process to fly again. On Monday, an early-morning earthquake struck
Puerto Rico. The U.S. Geological Survey said Puerto Rico
was hit with a 5.8 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake was centered about 8 miles
south of Indios, Puerto Rico. The depth of the earthquake was about 3.7
miles below ground. At least two houses collapsed in Guanica,
a town in Puerto Rico. Officials say one of the homes abandoned. It is not immediately clear whether the quake caused any significant injuries or other significant damages. On Sunday (Yesterday) three Americans were
killed in a terror attack in Kenya. One of the Americans killed in action was
a U.S. service member. Two were civilian contractors working for
the Defense Department. The Pentagon says the attack occurred at a
Kenya Defense Force Base in Manda Bay, Kenya. The attack was carried out by Al-Shababb,
which has previously pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda. According to U.S. Africa Command, which is
responsible for military relations with several African nations, the attack also damaged U.S.
military equipment. Soldiers from the Kenya Defense Force and
the U.S. Africa Command successfully secured the base and killed four terrorists responsible
for the attack. Two Department of Defense workers were also
wounded in the attack. Their conditions are stable and they will
be evacuated from the base. The names of those killed and wounded have
not been released. Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker topped the box
office for the third weekend in a row. It made just under 34 million, to bring its
domestic total to about 450-million. Global ticket sales for the movie top 919-million. That means it could be the seventh movie from
Disney in 2019 to cross the billion dollar mark. For the weekend, Jumanji: The Next Level came
in second at box office, followed by Little Women in third place. Last month, Sign1News covered a story on deaf
moviegoers giving the new Star Wars movie a thumbs up. If you haven’t seen that story be sure to
check it out! And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News Live. Remember to follow us on all of our social
media platforms and be sure to download our app too. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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