When squirrels fly (and other news)

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Here’s a recap of this week. Just click the story to read on!

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  • Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as America’s 114th Supreme Court Justice.
  • Trump called Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations a “hoax” brought about by “people that are evil.”
  • UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced that she will resign at the end of the year.
  • Kanye West is scheduled to meet with Donald Trump and Jared Kushner at the White House on Thursday.
  • U.S. security officials said that China is trying to sway the upcoming U.S. vote in an ‘unprecedented campaign.’

Pop culture

  • Taylor Swift broke her political silence for the first time ever and publicly endorsed a democratic candidate in Tennessee. After her powerful message to vote, Vote.org experienced an unprecedented surge of new voter registrations.
  • Priyanka Chopra is helping to bring Bumble to India later this year.
  • Selena Gomez has been in and out of the hospital the past few weeks, and is now seeking treatment after a mental health crisis
  • Channing Tatum is dating Jessie J following his split from Jenna Dewan.
  • Camila Mendes made her relationship with Charles Melton Instagram official.


  • A tragic limousine crash in Albany, NY, left 20 people dead. The son of the owner of the limo company has been arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide.
  • Hurricane Michael (category 4) made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida. It’s the strongest storm to hit the continental United States since 1992. *A Frontier flight was forced to deplane so the police could remove a woman with an emotional support squirrel.
  • Two astronauts survived an emergency landing after their rocket experienced a technical failure and plummeted back to earth.
  • A Saudi journalist entered the Saudi Consulate in Turkey last week, and never exited. Murder is suspected.

Science says...

  • A polio-like virus called Acute Flaccid Myelitis appears to have affected 18 children in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota.
  • A new UN report is drawing more attention to the urgent issue of climate change, and the unlikelihood of averting global warming.
  • Democratic Republic of Congo is seeing an Ebola outbreak that the World Health Organization expects to last several months, and possibly spread to Uganda or Rwanda.
  • Tests have found cadmium, a toxic metal, in jewelry being sold nationwide at stores like Ross, Nordstrom Rack, and Papaya.
  • A new study says that hand sanitizer helps to cut back on children’s sick days more than hand washing does. ]

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