1 BIG THING: Trump’s Tough
After deciding to send troops to the U.S. border and saying he might end birthright citizenship by executive order, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that his administration will require asylum-seekers to “lawfully present themselves” at a port of entry. This is Trump’s response to the Central American migrant caravan, whose members are expected to make asylum claims if and when they reach the U.S. border. Pundits say Trump’s proclamations will have a significant impact on the November 6 midterm elections.
2 Synagogue Shooter
Robert Bowers — who shot to death 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue — was charged in a 44-count indictment that includes federal hate crimes. The shooter reportedly showed no emotion during his court appearance and entered a not guilty plea. Reports say that Bowers answered an “emphatic ‘Yes!’” when he was asked if he understood the charges.
3 Google Walkout
Google employees all over the world walked out of their offices to protest the sexual harassment and discrimination happening in the company. The workers claimed that Google lacked transparency in handling sexual harassment allegations and had multimillion-dollar severance packages for accused executives.
4 Cuban Conflict
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly urged the U.S. to end its more than 50-year-old economic embargo on Cuba. U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said this is just an opportunity for certain countries “to feel they can poke the United States in the eye.” For his part, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez slammed the embargo, slammed the embargo, saying, “It is an act of aggression and an act of economic war, which disrupts international peace and order.” Only the U.S. Congress can lift the embargo.
5 Military Month
U.S. President Donald Trump declared the month of November as the National Veterans and Military Families Month. In his proclamation, Trump said, “I am steadfastly committed to ensuring our veterans and their families receive the care and support they deserve.”