Apr 28, 2017

Trump first POTUS to address NRA in 34 years

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President Trump delivered remarks at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting Friday — the first president to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1983.

Why now: Trump's speech is part of an effort to excite his supporters and convey a sense of accomplishment ahead of his 100-day mark tomorrow.

The irony: Guns are banned from the event.

Quotables:"We have news you've been waiting for: The eight-year assault on second amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end." Later added, "I will never, ever infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.""We will work with you by your side, we will work with the NRA to promote responsible gun ownership, to protect our wonderful hunters and their access to the very beautiful outdoors... you have a true friend and champion in the White House."Georgia election: Trump started his address by stumping for Karen Handel, Republican candidate for the special congressional election in Georgia's sixth district. He reiterated that Dem. candidate Jon Ossoff is for open borders and "lots of crime."

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As China pushes to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus — placing around 780 million people under travel restrictions, per CNN — the economic repercussions continue to be felt globally as companies like Apple warn of the impact from the lack of manufacturing and consumer demand in China.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 1,775 people and infected more than 70,000 others, mostly in mainland China. There are some signs that new cases are growing at a slower rate now, although the World Health Organization said Monday it's "too early to tell" if this will continue.

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Apple issued a rare earnings warning on Monday, saying it would not meet quarterly revenue expectations due to the impact of the coronavirus, which will limit iPhone production and limit product demand in China.

Why it matters: Lots of companies rely on China for production, but unlike most U.S. tech companies, Apple also gets a significant chunk of its revenue from sales in China.

America's dwindling executions

The Trump administration wants to reboot federal executions, pointing to a 16-year lapse, but Pew Research reports the government has only executed three people since 1963.

The big picture: Nearly all executions in the U.S. are done by states. Even those have been steadily dropping for two decades, per the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) — marking a downward trend for all executions in the country.