WORLD: Recently, at least 46 people were killed during a riot at a Venezuela prison. Dozens more were injured. The riot allegedly began after prisoners attempted to escape and a grenade exploded in the prison. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, all eyes are on these Rohingya refugees. Reminder: right now, there are two boats said to be carrying 500 Rohingya men, women, and kids stuck in the Bay of Bengal. The boats were reportedly rejected by Malaysia. Because, coronavirus pandemic. Now, it looks like dozens of these refugees have landed in Bangladesh, where 29 of them were immediately arrested and another 10 fled. Not yet clear what will happen to the refugees.
POLITICS: Last year, Tara Reade, a former aide for then-Senator Biden, came forward and said Biden had touched her in a way that made her feel uncomfortable. Think: put his hand on her shoulder and her neck. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, and Reade made a new allegation against Biden that said he sexually assaulted her in 1993. So over the weekend, Biden publicly addressed this allegation for the first time. And said it is “not true” and “never happened.” Then called for the National Archives to identify and release any record of any complaint Reade may have made against him. Tension, high. In other news, Canada is banning all assault-style weapons. This comes after the country faced its worst ever mass murder.
MONEY: The other day, a judge said ‘nope no definitely not’ and dismissed the US women’s national soccer team’s claim for equal pay. We’ll remind you. For months, the team - which brings in more revenue than the men’s national team - has alleged that they’re paid less than their male counterparts. Cue a court battle. Now, it looks like a judge is shaking his head to the team’s claims because they previously “rejected an offer to be paid under the same pay-to-play” structure as the men’s team. Buuuut is still letting the women’s team go ahead with other allegations of discrimination. Speaking of money, J. Crew is filing for bankruptcy. Not a typo. This marks the first big retailer to file for bankruptcy during the pandemic.