Breaking the Bubble

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

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Domestic:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called for a formal impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The U.S. Justice Department issued a complaint about multiple issues involving Trump, including that he allegedly bribed Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky with millions of dollars in military aid to take down political rival Joe Biden. On Wednesday, Trump released the transcript of the phone call, which Democrats regarded as clear evidence of corruption.

A report released by the United Nations on Wednesday revealed that climate change is altering ocean chemistry dramatically, threatening seafood, fueling cyclones, and posing profound risks to those who live on the coast. The report concludes that by the end of the century, marine life may decline by 15 percent and sea levels could rise three feet.

 

International: 

The U.K. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has “governed unlawfully.” Parliament is now suspended, further limiting politicians time to devise a Brexit plan. Johnson has declared that he will respect Parliament’s ruling, but he “will not be deterred” from making Brexit happen.

Wildfires burning across Indonesia turned the sky a hazy blood red on Wednesday night. The fires have already burned more than 800,000 acres of forest. The dense clouds of smoke have caused respiratory problems for nearly a million people in provinces where the fire has been the worst.

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