The Biggest News You Missed This Week 12/31-1/6

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Gianna Jirak, Lifestyle and Fashion Editor

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace killed at the Golden Globes on Sunday

Rami Malek, Mahershala Ali, and Darren Criss all took home Globes for their work, but not everyone was happy about the results. Many were disappointed in the loss of Black Panther and A Star is Born.

“Black Panther” Didn’t Win A Single Award At The Golden Globes And Fans Are Disappointed

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/06/entertainment/golden-globes-winners-2019/index.html

  • The partial government shutdown drags on as Democrats take the House 

Today, January 7, is the 16th day of the partial government shutdown and many federal employees are still out of a job and unpaid. President Trump recently threatened to make the shutdown last “months or even years” until he gets money to fund his border wall. The shutdown did not stop Democrats from taking the House and electing Nancy Pelosi speaker.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5c338adde4b09b02cb32a243/amp

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/01/07/politics/donald-trump-shutdown-crisis/index.html

https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/finance/news/expert-federal-employees-concerned-long-shutdown-183234279.html

  • Surviving R. Kelly was released on Lifetime, and there has been an outpour of support

Lifetime released a new series documenting R. Kelly’s rumored predatory behavior, pedophilia, and new allegations, as well as the many victims who have come forward and shared their stories. Many celebrities have come forward in support of the series, Terry Crews tweeted, “So proud of the women telling their truth tonight. It’s finally time for the music business to be held accountable.”

https://www.theringer.com/platform/amp/tv/2019/1/7/18171356/surviving-r-kelly-recap

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna955776

https://www.thecut.com/amp/2019/01/is-surviving-r-kelly-enough-to-finally-end-his-career.html

  • China landed on the far side of the moon, a feat that had never been done till now

The rover will perform many scientific tasks in the next few months, and it will help scientists understand Earth’s natural satellite better.

https://www.space.com/42883-china-first-landing-moon-far-side.html

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/07/opinions/china-moon-landing-outpace-us-opinion-chiao/index.html

https://www.sciencealert.com/china-s-lunar-rover-had-set-out-across-the-far-side-of-the-moon

  • Women in India formed a 385-mile long wall to protest gender inequality

Five million women protested, forming a “wall” across the state of Kerala, India on January 2. Suvarna Haridas, a protester, said, “everyone truly felt like they were a part of a special moment in the history of our tiny wonderful state.”

https://www.cfr.org/blog/women-week-wall-women

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/01/04/681988452/millions-of-women-in-india-join-hands-to-form-a-385-mile-wall-of-protest

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/03/gender-activism-india-womens-wall-sabarimala-temple-kerala

  • The House is the most racially diverse it has ever been

 

The 2019 members of the House are the most diverse and has the largest amount of women ever. The list includes the first Native American congresswoman, Muslim congresswoman, and Palestinian congresswoman.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/11/28/us/politics/congress-freshman-class.html

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/democrats-have-a-more-diverse-slate-of-new-house-members-than-republicans/

 

 

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Gianna Jirak, Lifestyle and Fashion Editor

This is Gianna Jirak's first year working on The Watchdog staff.  In addition to her Watchdog responsibilities, Gianna is the president and founder of...

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