In the News this Week
Debra Brown | Wednesday November 15th 2017
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Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More than 500.
A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the Iraqi-Iranian border, killing more than 500 people and injuring thousands of others in the world’s deadliest earthquake so far this year. The earthquake was felt as far as the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
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Australians Vote Yes to Legalize Gay Marriage.
Australians have overwhelmingly voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in a historic poll. The vote itself had been criticized by same-sex marriage supporters, many of whom said it was unnecessary when parliament could debate the issue directly. The vote was a voluntary survey unlike Australia’s compulsory elections.
RNC Withdraws from Fundraising Agreement with Roy Moore Campaign.
U.S Senate candidate Roy Moore faces allegations of sexual misconduct with a 14 year old girl when he was 32. So far, five women have accused him of sexual misconduct. The Republican National Committee has withdrawn from a joint fundraising agreement with Roy Moore, according to a Federal Election Commission filing posted Tuesday.
Tiffany Haddish Makes History on ‘Saturday Night Live’.
Tiffany Haddish made history Saturday night, becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host “Saturday Night Live” in its 43 seasons. She was also a part of history this year starring in ‘Girls Trip’ the first film produced, directed, written by and starring African Americans to make $100 million in ticket sales.
The First Barbie to wear a Hijab Is Modeled After American Olympian.
The doll is modeled after the Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, and revealed Monday evening at the Glamour Women of the Year awards in New York. Ms. Muhammad, who was the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics in a hijab, won a bronze medal in the team saber event in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.