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Missing Americans kidnapped in Baghdad

After the U.S.. State Department confirmed a group of American citizens missing Jan. 17 in Baghdad, security forces discovered they were kidnapped from their interpreter’s apartment, according to Iraqi officials. American and Iraqi authorities are working together to find the current location of the Americans, according to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Democrat candidates debate gun control, healthcare

The most recent Democratic Party Debate Jan. 17 covered a variety of topics, including foreign policy, the Michigan water crisis, gun control and healthcare.

Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton released an advertisement criticizing Sen. Sanders.

The debate was the last before Iowa caucuses announce Feb. 1 who voters prefer as their candidate.

Baby born in U.S. with first Zika virus

Hawaii’s Department of Health announced Jan. 15 that a baby had been born with microcephaly, a defect where the baby’s head is much smaller than expected.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Jan. 17 it was due to the Zika virus, transmitted by mosquitoes. The mother had likely contracted the virus from her time in Brazil.

The CDC is warning pregnant women not to travel to any of the 14 infected countries, located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Leadership series continues on campus

The Leadership Seminar Series at California Baptist University will continue Feb. 1 with “Peter Drucker and Leadership,” a seminar designed to help students be better leaders. Dr. Frank Dickerson, president and founder of High Touch Communications, will be hosting the free event, held in Business Building 123 from 7-8:15 p.m. Registration through CBU’s website is required.

Students invited to join Summer Ministry and Job Fair

Students can discover more about summer employment opportunities with the Summer Ministry and Job Fair, which will be held Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., in Stamps Courtyard.

Attending employers and organizations will have information for students on various paid employment opportunities with ministries and others at the event.

For more information on the event, students can contact the Career Center.

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