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Wednesday - 05/19/21
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POLITICS 🏛️

Rudy Guliani’s son announces candidacy for New York governor

  • On Tuesday, Andrew Guliani, who is the son of former New York City mayor Rudy Guliani, announced that he would be seeking the Republican nomination for governor of New York 
  • Guliani will be joining U.S. Rep. Lee Zeldin and former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in the race for the Republican nomination. The winner will then face off against current New York governor Democrat Andrew Cuomo

WORLD 🌎

Cyclone hits India

  • On Monday, Cyclone Tauktae hit the west coast of India with winds up to 130 miles per hour on the same day the country confirmed its highest daily death toll from coronavirus
  • At least 29 people have been killed due to debris and damaged structures, and a search and rescue operation is being conducted to find dozens of missing workers from a barge that sank off the coast of Mumbai 

BUSINESS 💰

Bank of America to raise its minimum wage to $25 an hour

  • On Tuesday, Bank of America announced that it would be raising its hourly wage to $25 by 2025. For now, the company will require US vendors to pay employees at least $15 an hour
  • Bank of America was also one of the first major bank chains to announce a guarantee of a $20 hourly wage in 2019, which they reached their goal a year ahead of schedule

TECH 📱

Amazon extends ban on selling facial recognition to police

  • On Tuesday, Amazon announced that it will be extending its ban indefinitely on police using its facial recognition technology, which was first put into place last June during protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd
  • The company initially implemented the ban to give the government time to establish more concrete rules on facial recognition technology, but facial recognition technology has also gained criticism for being less accurate in identifying people of color

US 🦅

Officers involved in fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. will not face charges

  • On Tuesday, a North Carolina district attorney announced that the police officers who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr., a Black man, in April were justified in the shooting and will not face charges 
  • District Attorney Andrew Womble stated the deputies “reasonably” believed deadly force was necessary to protect themselves and others while serving a warrant for Brown’s arrest. Brown’s family called the decision an “insult and a slap in the face”

ENVIRONMENT 💧

Climate change added $8 billion to damages from Superstorm Sandy

  • A new study found that rising sea levels triggered by climate change added $8 billion to damages caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, which was one of the nation’s deadliest weather disasters
  • During the superstorm, sea levels were almost 4 inches higher due to human-caused climate change, which researchers believe caused 13% of the overall $62.5 billion in damages

EXTRA BLING ✨

  • Politics 🏛️. Congress passes bill to fight Asian American hate crimes
  • Coronavirus 💉. Ohio announces $1 million lottery to encourage people to get vaccinated
  • World 🌎. Famous rock arch in the Galápagos collapses
  • Entertainment 🎵. Lollapalooza in Chicago to return to full capacity this summer 
  • Celebrity ⭐️. Model Naomi Campbell gives birth to her first child


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