CORONAVIRUS: Lately, some schools in the US have been discovering Legionella in their water. Hint: that’s the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease, a dangerous respiratory illness. It thrives in stagnant water in plumbing, which has been super common amid the coronavirus lockdown. In other news, the Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, just declared that the US central bank won’t keep raising interest rates. Because, rising unemployment rate. This means the inflation rate could eventually run a bit higher. You read that right. And meanwhile, the Trump team says it’s going to buy millions of coronavirus test kits.
POLITICS: The Republican National Convention is officially over. Thursday night ended off the event, with Prez Trump accepting the Republican nomination from the White House as a mostly-maskless crowd chanted “four more years.” During his speech, he pointed fingers at Dem opponent Joe Biden for apparently being “radical” and for planning to pass “socialist” policies. Ivanka Trump also took to the stage. Speaking of the election, US intelligence officials say there’s no evidence of foreign efforts to meddle with mail-in voting. Yes, really. This comes as Republicans are speaking out against mail-in voting, which is becoming more popular amid the coronavirus pandemic, over alleged voter fraud.
WORLD: All eyes are on Hurricane Laura, which just recently downgraded to a tropical storm. Yesterday, it made landfall in Louisiana and Texas as one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the US. Not a typo. At least 6 people were killed, including a 14 year old girl from Louisiana. Now, Louisiana’s governor is reporting “extensive” damage, especially around the Lake Charles area. Stay tuned. In other news, Russian Prez Putin is warning protesters in Belarus that Russia’s put together a security force to support the Belarus gov. This comes as the country’s facing massive protests over the results of the election, which some say was rigged. And speaking of which, Amnesty International is accusing Delhi police of “serious human rights violations” during religious riots that left more than 40 people dead.