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Happening in the World: Mexico has cut diplomatic ties with Ecuador after police stormed the Mexican embassy in Quito to arrest Jorge Glas, former Vice-President of Ecuador. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said they “forcibly entered” in a “flagrant violation of international law.” Glas was arrested on corruption charges and had taken refuge in the Mexican embassy after Ecuador had issued him an arrest warrant. Mexico said it had granted Glas political asylum, but Ecuador did not view this as legitimate. (BBC)

Happening in the US: A man set a fire outside of Senator Bernie Sanders’s Burlington office on Friday morning. Sanders was not in the office at the time, and no one was injured. Authorities are trying to identify the man, having concluded that it was arson. A photo from surveillance footage has been released, showing a man in a black jacket, brown pants, white shoes, and an orange hat. (New York Times)

Happening in NYC: Yesterday, an earthquake struck New Jersey and the surrounding New York City area at 10:23 am and lasted for less than a minute. It was the biggest ever recorded in the area, measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale. A 3.8 magnitude aftershock hit the city just before 6 pm, and there is a high chance of another aftershock in the coming week. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: The Astronomy Department is hosting a solar eclipse viewing on Monday, April 8 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. They will meet outside Low Library and distribute viewing glasses. The eclipse maximum will occur around 3:30 pm.

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