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Summit Briefing: Week of 2/8/21

Hundreds of residents of San Francisco's Chinatown hold red signs and march to protest discrimination against the Chinese community.

Hundreds of San Francisco’s Chinatown protest racism against members of the Chinese community. Violence against the community has increased as a result of COVID-19. Jessica Christian for the San Francisco Chronicle. Your Summit Weekly Briefing   By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal    Note: Starting today, briefings will be listed solely in the “Weekly Briefing” section of Summit News as opposed

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Summit Briefing: Week of 2/1/21

People holding signs march in Honduras.

People, mostly women, marched on Jan 25th in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to protest the country’s Congress strengthening abortion restrictions. Via CNN. Your Summit Weekly Briefing  By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: Legalization of abortion now almost impossible in Honduras, New Black Panther TV Series Lawmakers in Honduras have officially made it very difficult to legalize abortion as of now.

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Summit Briefing: Week of 1/25/21

A wide tornado behind a single story Florida house.

OKALOOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE via the Miami Herald Your Summit Weekly Briefing    By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: Tornado hits Florida, Lawmakers trying to implement anti-LGBTQ+ laws The Florida Panhandle (a strip of land in the northwestern part of Florida) was hit by a tornado on Wednesday, January 27. The Tallahassee International Airport was also affected, with

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Summit Briefing: Week of 1/18/21

a field of american flags on the National Mall

A “Field of Flags” replaced the usual crowds on the National Mall during the inauguration Weds. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool Photo via AP) Your Summit Weekly Briefing   By Alex Tananbaum  Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: U.S. soldier arrested for alleged plan of terrorism, A leader of the Political group “Proud Boys” arrested A 20-year-old U.S. army private was arrested in Georgia

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Summit Briefing: Week of 1/11/21

The US Capitol Building. Smoke smolders in front of it. Behind it is a grey sky.

Leah Millis/Reuters. Via Business Insider. Your Summit Weekly Briefing   By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: U.S. Capitol Riot  The U.S. Capitol was stormed by angry Trump supporters on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C. Fueled by anger due to what they called a “stolen election”, masses of people violently rioted outside the Capitol Building, chanting angrily

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Summit Briefing: Week of 12/15/20

two people in rainbow flags walk down train track

Your Summit Weekly Briefing    By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: Same-sex adoption banned in Hungary With the 21st century drastically improving in terms of acceptance and open-mindedness towards different groups of people, it comes as unfortunate news that the country of Hungary have effectively banned same-sex couples from adopting children with a newly passed law. This

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Summit Briefing: Week of 12/1/20

Your Summit Weekly Briefing   By Alex Tananbaum and Ashwath Vimal 1. General News: Iranian Nuclear Scientist Assassinated   On Friday, Nov. 27, Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was one of the people behind Iran’s controversial nuclear plans, was reportedly assassinated while in a car by a remote-controlled machine gun from another car. There are conflicting reports saying that

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