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Monday - 10/7/19

Bullet Points Beta
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” - Albert Einstein


Woohoo you made it! We're so excited to introduce you to our new newsletter - Bullet Points. Every weekday, Bullet Points will give you a well-rounded dose of news in the fewest words possible so you can start your day smart. Our goal is to cut through the bias and noise in news to deliver the facts in the easiest way possible. 

This is our limited "beta" launch available only to our loyal News Bling subscribers. We want our readers to give us feedback and help us improve this newsletter. Have any suggestions? Please reply to this email and let us know! We're all ears.

Now, enjoy the first edition of Bullet Points...
 

Politics 🏛️

Bernie Sanders has a heart attack

  • The 78 year old presidential candidate was hospitalized last week after complaining of chest pains following a campaign event
  • It is speculated that his next public appearance will be at the upcoming round of Democratic debates

World 🌎

Protests in Iraq continue

  • 100+ are reported dead and ~4,000 are injured as protests against government corruption and unemployment continue in Baghdad
  • Prime Minister Abdul-Mahdi commended the protestors' agenda and asserted that the government needs to increase their effort to combat corruption
More context: Most protestors are young adults who are upset at the poor job prospects in their oil-rich country
 

Business 💰

GM worker's strike enters third week

  • 50,000 employees are on strike for better pay, more healthcare benefits, and an increase in job security
  • A settlement was being discussed over the weekend, but talks eventually broke down and have apparently "taken a turn for the worse"

Tech 📱

China further implements facial recognition technology

  • China announced that telecom carriers will be required to scan the face of anyone applying for mobile and internet services
  • International leaders fear that China may use this technology as a weapon, starting with the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Last week, the Chinese-backed Hong Kong government banned the use of masks and face covers

US 🦅

Mass shooting at Kansas City bar

  • Four were killed and five wounded, as two attackers opened fire in a Kansas City bar Sunday morning
  • The motive is currently unknown, but it's speculated that the gunmen were patrons of the bar who visited earlier in the night and later returned with firearms
  • As of Sunday afternoon, police are still searching for the assailants

Sports 

Former Uber driver starts a MLB playoff game

  • Minnesota Twins’ pitcher Randy Dobnik started game 2 of the American League Divisional Series on Saturday. Less than two years ago, the 24-year-old was driving for Uber to make ends meet
  • Unfortunately, the rookie lasted just two innings after giving up four runs as the New York Yankees bested the Twins 8-2, taking a 2-0 series lead

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