Breaking the Bubble

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

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Domestic:

The Trump administration announced their intention to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses. Pressure from parents, educators, and lawmakers encouraged the policy initiative.

 

U.S. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Tuesday, Sept. 10 that he asked national security adviser John Bolton to resign, acknowledging that he “disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions.” Bolton is the third national security adviser to be fired during the Trump administration. Bolton’s departure comes as a response to increasing tensions with Iran in the Persian Gulf, North Korea continuing to develop weapons, and trade tensions with China and Russia increase.

 

International: 

Australia issued a new bill that criminalizes violent online content to create a safer internet. However, so far the law has been largely passive and ineffective. The law comes after the Christchurch attacks were live-streamed.

 

Bosnia has become the first conservative country to host a pride parade. While Bosnia does not criminalize homosexuality, anti-gay sentiment is still widespread. The parade’s success is seen as a major victory for both the LGBTQ+ community and the Bosnian government, which is trying to join the European Union. 

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