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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first stop on his United States tour isn’t the White House — it’s Seattle, where he will meet with U.S. technology companies eager to expand in China but concerned about Beijing increasing its already tight grip on electronic communication. Xi and a host of tech leaders from both nations are expected to attend the U.S-China Internet Industry Forum on Microsoft’s campus in Redmond, Wash., on today. This is Xi’s first official state visit to the United States since he became China’s president in 2013. It comes at a challenging time with technology and cybersecurity high on the list of concerns.
Pope Francis is continuing his visit in the US today. He will spend some time with President Obama, and perform the first canonization in the US.
Baseball hall of famer Yogi Berra has died. He was not only known as a great catcher but also for the oddly witty things he would say. He was 90.
Robotic glove designed to help stroke patients–Research scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute have created a device that has the potential to make a big difference for stroke patients. It’s a portable device that reminds the brain of what the hand is supposed to do. It will still be some time before patients can find a device like this in doctor’s offices or rehab centers; it’s being tested, and needs to be approved by the FDA and produced. But the hope is that once it’s approved, it will have a far-reaching impact.
The bad news is that flu season is just around the corner. But the good news is that experts say this year’s vaccine is expected to offer far more protection than last year.
DEVELOPING: A car smashed through a fence at the State Capitol this morning. Police are still searching for a suspect.