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Jilted lover rocks Argentina's politics

Kirchner leaves court today. Photo: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images

Former Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner testified in court yesterday in relation to the biggest corruption scandal uncovered in years in her country, which could land her in prison.

Why it matters: Kirchner is accused of leading a criminal enterprise to steal hundreds of millions from public infrastructure contracts. She's the latest big name in Latin American politics to be implicated in a kickback scandal.

David Hogg's Parkland family home "swatted"

avid Hogg, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting, speaks to the media
David Hogg, survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The family home of Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor David Hogg — who was not present — was "swatted" on Tuesday morning, with the caller claiming a hostage situation was happening at the residence, according to Local 10 ABC News.

Why it matters: Swatting is the act of placing a fake emergency call to first responders, often leading to an armed response as police think they'll be encountering a violent situation. It can be used as a prank or form of harassment, and has led to fatal consequences.

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Visa cards experience "service disruption" across Europe

Visa credit cards are arranged on a desk
Visa credit cards suffered a major service disruption all over Europe. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The Visa credit card system has suffered major outages across Europe, with thousands of businesses and customers unable to process payments, reports the BBC.

The impact: The problem was particularly severe in the United Kingdom, where Visa card usage accounts for 1 in every 3 dollars of all spending. The incident highlights one of the potential problems of the increasing shift to a cashless society. The company didn't provide details of the problem, but admitted that they had experienced a "service disruption."

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