Things you should know today: 2/7/19


Pope publicly acknowledges clergy sexual abuse of nuns

Pope Francis blesses a boy during a mass at the Sheikh Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. After returning to Rome, Francis addressed the Catholic Church’s scandal of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

The Catholic Church and the #MeToo Movement collided when a scandal broke that clergy members were sexually abusing nuns. Pope Francis addressed the issue for the first time publically on Tuesday, stating that the church is working to eradicate these issues.

San Francisco gas explosion shoots fire that burns buildings

San Francisco firefighters battle a fire on Geary Boulevard in San Francisco, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. A gas explosion in a San Francisco neighborhood shot flames high into the air Wednesday and was burning several buildings as utility crews scrambled to shut off the flow of gas. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

It took firefighters two hours to put out a fire after private construction workers cut a natural gas line. No one was hurt, but several buildings were damaged in the fire.

Spotify takes a big jump into the podcasting game

In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo a Garmin International employee shows the new Spotify app on his smartphone integrated with his Garmin fenix 5 Plus watch during a presentation in New York. Spotify reports financial results Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Spotify took over podcasting companies Gimlet and Anchor on Wednesday as part of a plan to spend $400 to $500 million on acquisitions in 2019. This is an attempt on Spotify’s part to expand their company beyond just music.

Viral content of the day

One half of one of America’s favorite celebrity couples, Priyanka Chopra, talks about married life on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Similar to the couple wedding photos, this interview has already well over a million views on YouTube.


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