For the first time since Texas in 2000, it was reported Monday, 24 April 2017, Arkansas held to executions on the same day as executes convicted murderers Jack Jones, Jr. and Marcel Williams.

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales announced Tuesday, 25 April 2017, plans for a crowdfunded news website, Wikitribune.

Jimmy Wales, founder of the user-edited online encyclopedia Wikipedia, pauses during an interview with Reuters at the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem October 21, 2009. Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

The content of the publication will include stories penned by journalists, with contributions, including fact checking, by volunteers to, among other goals, counter the recent spread of so-called “fake news.”

Part of the Thaad system arrives in Seongju, South Korea. Photograph: Stringer / Reuters

The United States, Wednesday, 26 April 2017, deployed of its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense in South Korea amidst high tension caused by North Korea’s escalation of its missile and nuclear weapons programs.

Meanwhile, it was reported on the same day, China’s foreign minister Wang Yi calls for restraint and urges all sides to take part in the resumption of negotiations.

Despite this point, it did prevent the United States test launched a Minuteman III missile from California to the Marshall Islands.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced Thursday, 27 April 2017 he intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, softening earlier claims that he would terminate the trade bloc.

Jalkh, center, with Le Pen, left.Photographer: Alain Jocard/AFP via Getty Images

In news relating to the French presidential election, it was reported Friday, 28 April 2017, Jean-François Jalkh, who replaced current presidential finalist Marine Le Pen as leader of the National Front, steps down from this role after three days following the re-emergence of his comments questioning the logistics of Holocaust extermination camps, and is replaced by Steeve Briois.

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Shain E. Thomas, recently graduated with an M.Sc. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas, is currently working on an M.Sc. in Library Science. Shain, the senior editor of "Harsh Light," is also the U.S. Correspondent for "The Welshman" and a regular contributor to the "North Texas Daily."