HUMAN RIGHTS: Speaking of injustice - lately, there’s been a massive call to #EndSARS, a police unit in Nigeria that’s faced accusations of kidnapping, harassment, extortion, murder, torture, and all-around police brutality. The gov complied with this call, but the protests haven’t let up as Nigerians seek individual accountability and an end to police brutality. So recently, the gov imposed a 24-hour curfew on Lagos. Many protesters ignored the curfew - and were met with gunfire. We’ll repeat: Nigerian forces shot multiple protesters. Meanwhile, it just came out that the parents of 545 children separated at the US-Mexico border still can’t be found. Meaning these kids have now been without their parents for years.
CORONAVIRUS: For months, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Treasury Sec Steve Mnunchin have been trying to work out a stimulus package. Then Prez Trump stepped in and pretty much said there’d be no deal until after the election. That comment got some backlash, so recently, Trump reversed course and declared he’s in favor of a big deal. Don’t celebrate yet: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly warning the Trump team against a stimulus package...because it’d interfere with the Senate’s efforts to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Yes, really. In other news, the coronavirus death rate is experiencing a huge drop - indiciating hospitals are getting better at treating the virus.
MONEY: Recently, the US gov filed antitrust charges against Google. Not a typo. The gov is pointing fingers at Google for apparently paying billions of dollars to bizes like Apple and Samsung to make the search engine their default browsers. ICYDK, this marks the largest antitrust case against a tech biz since Prez Clinton’s DOJ sued Microsoft. Tension, high. In other news, tax records obtained by the New York Times just revealed that Prez Trump has a “previously unknown bank account” in China. It’s one of only three foreign nations where the Prez maintains a bank account. This comes after Republicans went after Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, for his apparent dealings in China.