Breaking the bubble

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

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Domestic:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was named the recipient of the Berggruen Prize, which is given annually to a profound thinker who has greatly influenced society. Ginsburg was chosen from a pool of 500 nominees for her pioneering legal work for gender equality and her support of the rule of law. Ginsberg will accept the $1 million dollar prize in a private event in December.

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Exxon Mobile for lying to investors about their gas emissions. The trial kicked off on Oct. 22, being the first trial in the United States centered around climate change. Many see this case as a strategy for holding fossil fuel companies to emission standards.

 

International: 

U.K. lawmakers have approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to exit the European Union. However, members of Parliament voted by 322 votes to 308 to reject Johnson’s tight timeline to push the legislation through Parliament. Once again, Johnson is forced to reevaluate his Brexit plan.

Protests began in Santiago, Chile last week over a proposed price increase for subway tickets, but address widespread economic inequalities, living costs, and rising debt in the usually stable country. On Oct. 21, clashes between protesters and security forces led to 15 deaths. President of Chile Sebastián Piñera insisted that he will fulfill the protest request and that “violence will not prevail.”

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