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Compiled by Nathan Whiteman

WORLD:
People who identify as “global citizens,” or citizens of the planet Earth rather than any particular nation, are increasing in numbers, particularly in developing countries, where 56 percent of people hold this view. However, in some nations, most notably in Germany, this number has been decreasing in recent years.

PUERTO RICO:

On Sunday, Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said that the government cannot make the $422 million payment owed to creditors this week. The government owes an additional $1.9 billion by July 1, and is now planning to enter into default in order to avoid these payments.

MALAWI:
According to a UN report, an estimated 10,000 albinos in Malawi are at exceptionally high risk for murder. Albino body parts are believed to hold magical properties in some local traditions, and 65 attacks, abductions and murders of albinos have been reported in the country since 2014.

UNITED STATES:
Cheap gas prices have led to low or even negative profits from big American oil firms. Exxon Mobile posted its smallest profit in more than 16 years, and Chevron lost $725 million this year, its worst report in 14 years.

UNITED STATES:
Ted Cruz and John Kasich have both dropped out of the Republican Primary elections. Donald Trump is now the sole Republican candidate for President of the United States.

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