Breaking the Bubble

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Sarah Haber, News Editor

Domestic

Military officials recently announced that the death of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen occurred “in the line of duty.” In June, Guillen’s body was found in a shallow grave and she appeared to have been bludgeoned to death. As a result of this Oct. 20 declaration, Guillen’s family will be entitled to certain Army Benefits.

A Maryland man was charged with threatening presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris,  James Dale Reed left a threatening letter on the doorstep of someone with a Biden/Harris yard sign threatening Biden, in addition to threatening to commit an act of sexual assault against Harris. The police were able to identify Reed from a Ring door camera that was installed at the house where he left the letter, and he was arrested on Oct. 21.

 

International

On Tuesday night, shots were fired into a group of Nigerian protestors at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos. The group was protesting police brutality and defied the curfew in place, causing police to open fire upon the crowd as well as fire tear gas at them. According to Lagos’ governor, one person died during the Oct. 20 incident and many are injured.

Pope Francis became the first pope to endorse same-sex civil unions in an interview that was a part of the documentary “Francesco” which aired on Wednesday, Oct. 21. His statement sparked cheers among some Catholics but outrage from others, due to the Vatican’s official stance on the issue. He stated that “homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God.”

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