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5 things you need to know this morning: Jan. 10, 2019

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Canadian police can now demand breath samples in bars and homes

Impaired driving laws have been revised in Canada and it’s giving more power to the police. Officers can now demand alcohol breath tests from people in bars, restaurants and homes. The new rules also say that people can be considered to have violated impaired driving laws two hours after they’ve driven.


2. Starbucks to install needle-disposal boxes in some store bathrooms

Starbucks employees have voiced concerns about health and safety following a number of incidents involving drug users and homeless people inside store bathrooms. As a result, the company will be installing sharp boxes for needle disposal in the bathrooms of certain stores.


3. The flu has killed 3 unvaccinated preschoolers in Saskatchewan

A trio of young children are dead in Saskatchewan from the flu. All three were unvaccinated and public health officials say that most children in the province are that way. Only 287,000 doses of the flu vaccine have been administered in the province.


4. Lady Gaga apologizes for working with R. Kelly, removes song from streaming services

Following the recent documentary series on R. Kelly, Lady Gaga has come forward and apologized for working with the musician. She has also removed the pair’s song, ‘Do What U Want (With My Body)’ from streaming platforms. Gaga says she stands behind these women 1000%.


5. Police conduct DNA test to find out who assaulted woman in vegetative state

Police continue to investigate a bizarre child birth in Arizona, where a woman in her 20s, who’s been in a vegetative state for years, gave birth. It’s suspected that the woman was sexually assaulted by a male employee at the long-term care facility where she resides and police have now served a search warrant to get DNA from all of those employees to find out who did it.


Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Rod Stewart (74), George Foreman (70), Pat Benatar (66), Jemaine Clement (45)



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