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All The News That’s Fit To Print: Column by Roxy Neset.

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Protests Continue in Hong Kong
Tensions have been rising in Hong Kong due to anti-government protests. In the past few months, citizens have been voicing their concerns with violent and non-violent protests. Both of these, however, have not been taken lightly by the Chinese government. Police forces responding to the protests have left over 3,000 injured, but have yet to deter the protestors from speaking out against the government.

Global Severe Weather Update: Venice, Philippines, Australia
In Venice, Italy, residents and tourists alike saw the second-largest flood on record. Severe storms will continue to pester Italy this week. A tropical cyclone is building just outside of the Northern Philippines, leaving many under flood warnings and tropical cyclone warnings. A week of forecasted dryness and heat will do nothing to help the bushfire situation in Australia, where people have already been forced to evacuate their homes.

President Trump’s Plan for E-Cigarette Flavor Ban Unclear
A greatly awaited announcement from President Trump has shrunk from the public eye. Mr. Trump’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes marketed toward teenagers was supposed to be addressed at a rally two weeks ago but went undiscussed. President Trump’s hesitation with the ban is due to the risk of losing voters who disagree with the ban or hold jobs related to vaping and have concerns about their employment.

A Warning: The Anticipated Novel
A Warning, a book supposedly written by a highly ranked member of the Trump administration, was released on Nov 19. Online book retailers like Amazon have seen pre-order sales skyrocket, and A Warning sits fourth on the Amazon Best Seller List. Reviews of praise and criticism swarm the internet, many claiming that the book was oversold, but some saying A Warning was enlightening and interesting.

Iranian Internet Blackout
Ongoing protests in Iran have pushed the government to shut down internet service for Iranians. Protestors have spoken out against their government for a variety of controversial reasons like gas prices, leadership, and personal freedoms. The effect of the internet shutdown on the protests has yet to be seen.