Breaking the Bubble

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Sarah Haber, News Editor

Domestic

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, Sept. 18 at age 87 due to complications from metastatic cancer. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court after being appointed in 1993 by former President Bill Clinton. Her death has sparked a political battle over who will fill her now-vacant seat on the Supreme Court as Election Day approaches quickly.

Access to downtown Louisville, Ky. is being restricted ahead of the grand jury’s upcoming decision on the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor. The Louisville police have set up vehicle blockades since the Interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder said that the police do not know when they will receive the announcement that the decision has been made. The city has been put under a state of emergency.

 

International

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in a speech on Tuesday, Sept. 22 to the U.N. General Assembly that China will aim to stop pumping additional carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas, into the atmosphere by 2060. China currently is the top emitter of greenhouse gas emissions and the goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 has been praised by climate campaigners.

Paris police evacuated the Eiffel Tower and blockaded the surrounding area on Wednesday after receiving a phone-in bomb threat. All tourists were immediately evacuated after the anonymous caller said that a bomb was placed inside the tower. The police found no signs of a bomb and are currently investigating the identity of the anonymous caller.

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