What’s Trending: Friday, July 1st, 2016
-Serial subject Adnan Syed is granted a new trial.
-His case gained national attention when it was featured on the first season of the popular podcast “Serial.”
-The judge ruled that he deserved a new trial because his lawyer did not contact Asia McClain Chapman, an alibi witness who said she saw Syed at a library about the same time prosecutors say Hae Min Lee was murdered.
-Report: White and black Americans differ on their views of racial equality in the US.
-The study says white and black Americans remain divided by income, political views, and perceptions of race relations.
-Over 4 in 10 black Americans doubt that racial equality is achievable.
-A major avocado shortage might hit for the 4th of July weekend!
-Nooooo! Not my beloved guacamole!
-A record-breaking California heat wave has burned avocado trees and made the fruit unfit for sale.
-Avocado sales generally spike over this holiday weekend.
-Over 80% of the U.S. avocado market is made up from Mexico, but they weren’t even prepared for the demand.
-The burger restaurant debuted on the Las Vegas Strip yesterday!
-It’s located in the back of the Grand Bazaar Shops and it’s currently in soft-open mode before their Grand Opening celebration.
-The restaurant was created by celebrity brothers chef Paul Wahlberg and actors and musicians Donnie and Mark Wahlburg.
-The original Wahlburgers is in their hometown of Hingham, Massachusetts.
-The GOP presidential candidate is reportedly vetting both Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie as potential running mates.
-Christie endorsed Trump back in February after ending his own bid for the presidential nomination.
-Word is that Gingrich is Trump’s top choice, followed by Christie.
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