US Navy has its first ever female SEAL candidate

US Navy has its first ever female SEAL candidate

The US Navy has its first ever female SEAL candidate. The unnamed woman still faces Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training which is designed to be extremely mentally and physically demanding. This news comes a little over a year after the Pentagon declared women may fight in combat. According to the Navy, the enlisted SEAL attrition rate is about 74%. But this trailblazer is paving the way for future female officers. Jul 22, 2017
Anthony Scaramucci is Donald Trumps new White House communications director

Anthony Scaramucci is Donald Trumps new White House communications director

Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci is the new White House communications director. The position has been empty since the resignation of Mike Dubke in May. Scaramucci is a longtime supporter and major donor of Trump, and was a member on his transition team during the 2016 election. Known to his friends as Mooch, Scaramucci has made multiple TV appearances defending Trump during the election, after raising funds for Scott Walker and Jeb Bush during the primaries. Prior to joining Trumps team, Scaramucci was a hedge fund manager, and a longtime Republican party fundraiser. He was a self-proclaimed top fundraiser for Mitt Romney in 2012. Jul 21, 2017
Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned. Spicer reportedly stepped down after opposing the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the administrations new communications director. Spicer vehemently objected to Scaramuccis appointment, saying it was a major mistake. Twitter was quick to respond to the news. Jul 21, 2017
Musician plays guitar during his own brain surgery

Musician plays guitar during his own brain surgery

Abhishek Prasad was filmed strumming on his guitar while undergoing a seven hour operation on his brain in Bengaluru, India on 20 July. Prasad suffered from involuntary spasms in his hand, a condition known as musicians dystonia. The doctor then asked him to play his guitar during surgery as a way of helping the surgeon identify problem areas. Prasad confirmed that the surgery was successful, and now even plans to release his first album next year. Jul 21, 2017