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El Chapo’s Wife Calls Drug Lord ‘Family Man’We all have that crazy uncle. In an attempt to paint an endearing picture of the Sinaloa Cartel leader, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s wife and former beauty queen Emma Coronel Aispuro says that her husband is wrongfully blamed for the world’s problems. In her first interview with Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo, she disputed many of the claims of her husband’s prison break and says she fears for his life. Not only is her father a top lieutenant for El Chapo, but her brother is accused of aiding his last escape. So it appears she’s not wrong: he is a family man.
Pentagon Might Actually Get Started On Closing GuantÃ¡namo… MaybeBetter late than never, right? The Pentagon is expected to maybe… hopefully… you know, if there’s time… send Congress a plan today for closing the wartime prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Closing Gitmo was once part of President Obama’s platform before getting elected President, but the feat took longer than anticipated. The administration is eager to shut the prison down before the end of his presidency, but nobody is sure where the inmates should go. There is currently a statute banning the military from bringing the detainees to the United States, and it’s unlikely Republican controlled Congress will revoke that law.
Astronauts Heard Music Coming From The Dark Side Of The MoonNew audio tapes from the Apollo 10 mission are telling us a lot about astronauts. First of all, they get down to Space Jams. A recorded conversation between astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young reveal their confusion and curiosity over what they call, “outer space-type music,” or the eerie whistling they heard while on the far side of the moon. NASA has released the “music,” and if you play it while watching The Wizard of Oz, it’s a guaranteed good time.
Keeping Our Eye On…
- Delhi: The government thinks that almost 10 million people are without water as much of the city’s water supply has been cut off after members of the Jat caste sabotaged a canal in protest.
- Umberto Eco: The release date for Pape Sat in Aleppe: Chronicles of a Liquid Society has been moved earlier due to the Italian author’s death. Eco’s final book of essays will be published this weekend in Italian.
- Taylor & Kesha: Taylor Swift has donated $250,000 to Kesha, after a judge ruled against the “Tik Tok” singer. Kesha had asked the courts to let her record music independently of producer Dr. Luke who she claims sexually abused her.