In the News This Week

by Debra Brown



In case you’ve missed these headlines, we’ve recapped them for you here. Also, check out our monthly series “F*ck Donald Trump” where we keep you updated with everything happening with his administration. Stay Woke.


For the Second Time in Two Weeks, a Powerful Earthquake Struck Mexico.

Mexico City was hit by powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake. Confirmed fatalities stand at (225) the earthquake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands in Mexico City.

Here is what you can do to help.


Hurricane Maria Leaves Destruction in the Caribbean and Puerto Rico Facing Months Without Power.

Hurricane Maria, the most powerful storm to hit the U.S. territory in almost a century, destroyed the island, demolishing homes and knocking out all electricity. It could take half a year to restore power to the nearly 3.5 million people who live there. Maria left a trail of “total destruction” in Dominica, where the prime minister said at least 15 people have died. Two more people lost their lives as the result of the storm, one in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe and two in Puerto Rico.

Here is what you can do to help.


Facebook Russian Ads that Influenced Election Released to Congress.

Under growing pressure from Congress and the public to reveal more about the spread of covert Russian propaganda on Facebook, the company said on Thursday that it was turning over more than 3,000 Russia-linked ads to Congressional committees investigating the Kremlin’s influence operation during the 2016 presidential campaign.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a brief announcement in a live video update on his Facebook page. “I care deeply about the democratic process and protecting its integrity,” he said. “I don’t want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy — that’s not what we stand for.”


Donald Trump Gives Debut Speech to U.N World Leaders.

In his debut address to U.N world leaders, Trump vowed to “totally destroy” North Korea if the US was forced to defend its allies. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responded saying North Korea will make the US leader “pay dearly for his speech..”

Donald Trump also tells African leaders his friends go there to ‘get rich’ and praised the health care of Nambia, a nonexistent African country.


Update on healthcare: Six things you should know about Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

Senate Republicans have decided to take  one more run at passing a strictly partisan measure to repeal and replace Obamacare over Democratic opposition.

Here is a twitter thread with all of the senators numbers to call.


Photos Courtesy of Associated Press/ Rebecca Blackwell





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