News Brief (Aug. 26 to Sept. 3)

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Monday, Aug. 26 

-Disney released new footage from “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”, which is set to be released in December. 

-This day is recognized as Women’s Equality Day.

-Actor Leonardo DiCaprio pledged $5 million to fight Amazon fires.

-President Donald Trump suggested ‘nuking hurricanes’ to stop them from hitting the U.S.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 27

-An Oklahoma judge on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay over $572 million for pushing doctors to prescribe opioids while downplaying the risks of addiction.

-Brazil rejected $20 million in aid pledged by G7 to fight forest fires in the Amazon.

Senior officials say that funds should be spent on reforesting Europe and not on ‘colonialist practices’.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

-Jessi Combs of ‘Mythbusters’ died in jet car crash while attempting a speed record in Oregon. The professional racer and former host of “Mythbusters” was identified as the sole fatality connected with the accident, which is under investigation.

 

Thursday, Aug. 29

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake rumbled 150 miles off the Oregon coast. 

 

Friday, Aug. 30

-Hurricane Dorian schedule to hit the Bahamas and Florida coast as a category-five hurricane.

– ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ actress Valerie Harper died at the age of 80.

-The Morton Ranch High School football team won against Cy Lakes High School 20 to14 at Rhodes stadium. 

 

Saturday, Aug. 31

-More than 50 people died in mass shootings in August alone in the U.S.

 

Sunday, Sept. 1

-Hurricane Dorian wrecked the island of Grand Bahama, causing fatalities and continued damage.

 

Monday, Sept. 2

-The U.S. observed Labor Day.

-A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 3

-Eight young children were killed in a school attack in the central Chinese province of Hubei on their first day of class.

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