Daily News Recap (3-25-15)

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Blue Bell recalls ice cream cups that could contain listeria. According to CNN, the company is recalling three-ounce service cups of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream after a test detected listeria in one of the cups recovered from a hospital in Kansas. Blue Bell recalled a group of products earlier this month that were made at a plant in Texas. Kansas health officials said three people died in the past year from a listeria outbreak that could be linked to Blue Bell Creameries products. Five people have contracted listeria in Kansas, but Blue Bell says there have been no illnesses reported from the ice cream cups.
-Allie Ibarra

President Obama has made the decision to keep 9,800 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan through this year. That is double the amount previously planned. According to CNN, the decision was made based on an American bet that Ashraf Ghani, the new Kabul president, might be a reliable partner to solidify gains of the 14-year U.S. mission. Obama had to accept the president’s appeal to keep more soldiers in Afghanistan in order to gain the dependable counterpart. So far, Obama and Ghani have shown efforts of a mutual partnership.
-Au’Bryana Johnson

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will face criminal charges in the U.S. military justice system. According to CNN and Bergdahl’s attorney, Military officials are set to charge Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for leaving his post in Afghanistan before being captured by the Taliban and held captive for five years. Bergdahl could face life in prison.
-Eryka Villarreal

Public education policy makers in the lower chamber of the Texas House of Representatives announced today that the house will attempt to fix the way the state funds its public schools. Doing so during this legislative session rather than waiting until the Texas Supreme Court rules in a lawsuit challenging Texas’ school system as unconstitutional. The Lawsuit was filed by over 600 Texas schools in 2011, following deeps cuts in public education.The house will attempt this by injecting an additional 800 million dollars of state money into public education funding, in addition to the 2.2 billion dollars in extra money the House is already giving to schools. State representative Jimmie Aycock says they will use the extra money to smooth out unequal funding among districts and to revise the cost-of-education index.
-Trevor Frank

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