POLITICS: No one can stop talking about that whistleblower. Quick refresher: a couple weeks ago, it came out that a phone conversation between Trump and Ukraine’s prez - Volodymyr Zelensky - sparked a whistleblower complaint. The call’s topic of discussion: whether Zelensky would open up an investigation into the Bidens. Not a typo. Since then, it’s been revealed that Trump had similar convos with multiple other foreign countries - including a verrrry public one with China. Then, over the weekend, a second whistleblower with “first-hand knowledge” of the allegations came forward. And he’s apparently chatted with the inspector general. Plot twist. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack. Stay tuned.
WORLD: All eyes are on Hong Kong. The other day, the city passed a law banning people from wearing face masks in public. Cue backlash. As in thousands of people took to the streets to protest - protests that turned violent. Demonstrators attacked and vandalized subway stations and bizes with links to China, while a driver ran into a crowd of protesters with a taxi cab - and was subsequently attacked and beaten by a group of people. Not yet clear if there’s an end in sight. In other news, recently, talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers union took a “turn for the worse.” This comes as workers have been on strike for 21 days over plant closures. And meanwhile, Pope Francis is feeling progressive.
USA: Over the weekend, at least four people were killed during a shooting in a Kansas City bar. Police have arrested one suspect - Javier Alatorre - and are currently searching for a second suspect. The gunmen reportedly had an argument with other people at the bar, left, returned with handguns, and opened fire. Now, it looks like Alatorre’s being charged with four counts of first-degree murder. Speaking of which, recently, a homeless man in New York City - Randy Rodriguez Santos - was arrested in the killings of four other homeless men after reportedly hitting them on the head with a metal pipe. So far, it looks like that attacks were random.