It's pronounced 'Tie-gen' (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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  • Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who is accusing SCOTUS candidate Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, wants an FBI investigation conducted.
  • North and South Korea committed to an ‘era of no war.’
  • The US said this week that it was ready to resume talks with North Korea ater Pyongang pledged to dismantle key facilities. The goal is denuclearization by 2021.
  • The South African government legalized marijuana for private use by adults.
  • Ex-Trump advisor Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to foreign lobbying and witness tampering, and he has agreed to cooperate in the Mueller probe.

Pop culture

  • The 70th annual Emmys were this week, hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che. Here’s Time’s recap (and here’s OUR recap).
  • Meghan Markle’s first solo charity product was unveiled this week. To celebrate, she hosted her first palace event.
  • America’s Got Talent crowned a winner this week.
  • Kylie Jenner tried cereal with milk for the first time. Twitter reacted.
  • We’ve been saying Chrissy Teigen’s name wrong all along. She finally taught us how to say it.


  • Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas and Virginia with a devastating blow this week.
  • A woman was brutally stabbed while jogging in Washington DC.
  • Elon Musk is being sued by a diver who aided in the Thai cave rescue for calling him a “pedophile and child rapist.”
  • Multiple victims have been reported in Hartford County, Maryland, after a shooting.
  • Los Angeles is preparing to ban the sale of fur products, making it the largest city in the US to do so.

Science says...

  • Scientists warn against ‘futile’ (read: pointless) post-Hurricane rebuilding efforts on the North Carolina coast, as rising sea levels and future storms will quickly undo the efforts.
  • The Blue Origin’s new Glenn rocket program, which is currently in development, is undergoing engine tests. Jeff Bezos said he’d invest $1 billion in it next year.
  • A new study showed that 30 million (one in seven) Americans have Diabetes, and many don’t know that they have it.
  • Needles have been mysteriously found in strawberries across Australia and New Zealand.
  • 57 schools in Detroit have high levels of copper and lead in their drinking water.

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