Current events roundup

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World’s longest sea bridge completed: The world’s longest sea and tunnel bridge has finally been completed, connecting Hong Kong and Macau to China’s mainland. The bridge is 34.2 miles and has reduced a four-hour commute between Hong Kong and Zhuhai, a Chinese city, to 45 minutes. Despite this milestone, there are still several controversies surrounding the bridge.

Migrant caravan continues its journey: A migrant caravan comprised of over 7,000 Central American adults and children continues its journey through Mexico to the United States, where the people hope to settle. The majority of migrants are from Guatemala and Honduras. U.S. President Donald Trump has tweeted that the caravan is also filled with “criminals and unknown Middle Easterners.”

First ASL Starbucks opens its doors: Starbucks has opened its first sign language store in Washington, D.C. Every employee is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL), and the logos are accompanied by their ASL counterparts.“This is an opportunity to model what deaf-centric space looks like,” one barista told CNN. The inaugural store has been well received by the surrounding community.

Sources: ABC News, BBC News, CNN, The New York Times, Fox News

Mickella Rast
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