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Weekend Roundup: UNCC quarterback charged with rape, Trump confuses Sweden at rally

Charlotte news

UNCC quarterback Kevin Olson charged with rape

Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olson, the younger brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olson, has been charged with rape and cyberstalking, according to The Charlotte Observer.
You can read the full story by clicking here.

 

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National news

AP reports Trump’s revised immigration ban targets same countries

The Associated Press reported that President Donald Trump’s revised executive order banning immigrants of certain countries from coming into the U.S. targets the same countries as the original document, which was halted by federal judges. There are significant rewrites, which you can read by clicking here.

Trump references Sweden having problem; country responds with confusion

Trump held a rally Friday in Florida that had many people at home and abroad confused by some of his remarks. While discussing crime rates in Europe, Trump said, “You look at what’s happening in Germany. You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden… They took in large numbers. They’re having problems like they never thought possible.”
The Embassy of Sweden responded with a confused tone on Twitter:

 

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The president clarified that he was referencing a Fox News segment that interviewed a filmmaker on the surge of violence in Sweden. The White House also responded to the incident by saying Trump was referring to the increase of violence in general, not just the night before.

SpaceX launches and lands a rocket on iconic site

This weekend marked the first SpaceX launch since one of its rockets exploded last year and the first time in about six years anything had been launched from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39. The iconic pad was last used for the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011.

Sports

The NBA All-Star Game finished in New Orleans with the West beating out the East 192-182. Anthony Davis came through as MVP after scoring 52 points and smashing a scoring record along the way. According to the NBA’s website, everything went smoothly after the league had to scramble to find a new home for the All-Star game that was originally slated to be held in Charlotte. They moved the event in response to HB2 – the controversial bathroom bill – which has yet to be retracted. Full game coverage by clicking here.