USA: Tonight is the next Dem debate. Expect to hear from Pete Buttigieg (the new frontrunner in Iowa), Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobouchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang, Cory Booker, and Tom Steyer. This comes as the Iowa caucus is just 75 days away. Suspense, thick. In other news, law enforcement officials are investigating after a white supremacist manifesto was sent to the phones of students at Syracuse University. It’s not the first such incident the university’s had lately. Meanwhile, New York’s heading to court. Recently, the state sued Juul (as in the vape biz) and said it markets its products towards teens.
WORLD: ISIS is making a comeback. We’ll remind you: over the past couple years, ISIS hasn’t been doing all that well. Enter: Syria. Recently, Prez Trump pulled troops out of the country - essentially giving Turkey the thumbs-up to attack the Kurds. For context, the US and the Kurds had been teaming up to fight ISIS for years. Now, a new Pentagon report says Turkey’s invasion of Syria is leading to an ISIS resurgence and giving the terrorist group an opening to rebuild. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, the UK general election kicked off yesterday. See: Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced off against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the first televised debate of the campaign.
PROTESTS: There’s no end in sight in the Bolivian protests. Quick refresher: following reports of “clear manipulation” and “irregularities” in the country’s last election, the election’s winner - Prez Evo Morales - fled to Mexico. Cue protests - both against and in support of Morales. Now, a month later, the death toll is continuing to rise in these protests, with 3 people killed yesterday - marking the 21st, 22nd, and 23rd deaths. Unclear what Bolivia’s next step is. And speaking of which, over a thousand people have been detained at a university in Hong Kong after protesters spent days holed up there.