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THE HIGHLIGHTS

Nagorno-Karabakh could be seeing peace. 

 

THE BACKGROUND.

ICYMI, for forever, Armenia and Azerbaijan have been locked in a territorial dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. The why: the region is internationally recognized as being part of Azerbaijan...but it’s controlled by ethnic Armenians. Cue lots of tension. A couple months ago, that tension spilled over into violence that left dozens of people dead and the conflict worse than it’s been in years. 

 

THE HAPPENINGS. 

Yesterday, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia shook hands (not really, don’t worry) on an apparent peace deal. You read that right. The deal would put an end to military conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Plus it would let Azerbaijan keep control of the areas it seized during the conflict, under the agreement that Armenia would also ditch some other adjacent areas. Russian peacekeepers will be deployed to make sure everything is going smoothly. 

 

THE REACTION. 

The deal is being seen as a big win for Azerbaijan, which has been fighting to take back control of this land for decades. Whiiiiich means it’s also being seen as a big loss for Armenia. See: Armenia’s prime minister, who signed the deal, called it “incredibly painful both for me and both for our people.” Not to mention protesters stormed the Armenian parliament, beat up the speaker, and looted offices. 

 

THE TAKE. 

The peace deal marks a historic turn in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. 


THE ACTION

POLITICS: Prez Trump’s making records. As in he’s the first defeated prez to not recognize the outcome of an election...in American history. And as of now, it looks like Republicans are pretty much backing him. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Trump has every right to try to take things to court - while Attorney General William Barr told the Justice Dept it could take a magnifying glass to allegations of voter fraud, even though there’s no evidence. To which the Justice Dept’s election crimes chief said ‘that’s it, I quit.’ Speaking of which, yesterday, Trump said ‘hasta la vista, baby’ and tweeted that Defense Sec Mark Esper had been “terminated.” And in other news, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on the future of the Affordable Care Act. Suspense, thick. 

 

DISASTERS: Recently, subtropical storm Theta formed in the Atlantic Ocean - officially marking 2020 as the most active hurricane season on record. Yes, really. So far, no watches or warnings have been issued as Theta’s largely expected to stay in open water before dissipating. Meanwhile, the US just surpassed 10 million coronavirus cases. The only other country that even comes close is India, with nearly 8.6 million cases. Now, experts are warning the US could soon see as many as 200,000 new infections every day. On that note: the Food and Drug Admin (aka the FDA) just gave the thumbs-up to emergency use of the first coronavirus antibody drug to help the immune system fight the virus. 

 

BIZ: CBS (as in the television broadcasting company) is making some changes. Quick refresher: George Floyd’s death (and the resulting protests) sparked a lot of important conversations about race. Those conversations also led to a lot of calls for accountability and progress. CBS wasn’t immune to those calls. See: the biz got some criticism for the lack of diversity on reality TV shows like Survivor and Big Brother. Now, CBS is pledging that at least half of the cast on those shows will be made up of people of color. In other news, Amazon was just charged with abusing European Union competition rules. Not a typo. The EU says the biz uses data it collects from retailers to illegally gain an advantage in the marketplace. 


WHAT TO KNOW

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SAY WHAT?

“Military carrier pigeon message turns up 110 years after it was sent” - an actual headline. Coming to a theater near you. 

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