WORLD: Recently, one person was killed and 7 were wounded after a shooting in Seattle near Pike Place Market. Multiple people were reportedly involved in a fight when guns were pulled out and shots were fired. So far, no arrests have been made as its unclear exactly how many people were involved. Stay tuned. In other news, at least 3 American crew members were killed after a firefighting water bomber crashed in the Australian state of New South Wales. This comes as the fires continue to rage across Australia. And meanwhile, world leaders are expected to meet in Jerusalem this week for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Who won’t be attending: Prez Trump and Poland’s prez.
PEOPLE: All eyes are on the Senate impeachment trial. Hint: right now, Dems have a couple of days to make their case. And so far, they’ve shown a highlight reel featuring Prez Trump, mentioned Alexander Hamilton (who warned against people who might try to get elected to “pursue his own interests”), and accused the Prez of trying “to cheat” in the election. Now, everyone’s watching to see how Republicans lay out their case. Meanwhile, Eli Manning is retiring after 16 seasons of football. You know Manning as the New York Giants quarterback who’s won two Super Bowls and started 210 consecutive regular-season games. The Giants’ prez says Manning is “one of the very best players” in the franchise’s history.
HUMAN RIGHTS: We’ll remind you: The Washington Post (owned by Jeff Bezos) wasn’t exactly complimentary of Saudi Arabia after the country’s leadership allegedly ordered the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. Fast forward to a few months later, and details of Jeff Bezos’ affair were leaked to the public. So the other day, digital forensics experts said ‘smells fishy’ and announced that the Saudi crown prince personally sent Bezos a WhatsApp message containing a file that transferred all of Bezos’ phone info to the Saudis. Now, United Nations human rights experts say they’re “gravely concerned” - and are calling for an investigation. In other news, Utah is banning conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ kids.