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90 Second News Issue #8
Good morning everyone! In honor of today’s national event, America faces a tough choice. . . Is a hot dog a sandwich? (Wait, did you not know today was national sandwich day??) Anyway, I guess there’s that other small issue of deciding the fate of the country for the next four years, so go vote if you haven't already.
0:15- The race to 270
Tonight is all about that magic number, and Biden and Trump have been working tirelessly to make an impact in battleground states. So what are those? Well, experts at 538 suggest those states are Pennsylvania, Florida, Nevada, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Michigan. It’s no coincidence that those are the states the candidates are spending the most time in. We’ll see tonight how that worked out.
0:31- These people said, “Give me some space” and meant it
Humans have now been in space for over 20 years, as yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station. The past 7,305 days have been eventful, like in November 2007 where a woman first joined the crew, or in February 2010 when the ISS Cupola was introduced to give us some of the iconic views of Earth that we know and love.
0:48- Two dead as Vienna is struck by a terror attack
A large group of terrorists attacked a crowd of people, killing two and seriously injuring many others near a synagogue in the Austrian capital. The police locked down the city following the event and eventually killed one of the attackers, but the motives for the attack are still unknown. Officials think it may be connected to the recent attacks in France.
1:05- It’s bad that we’re running out of normal names for Hurricanes
Hurricane Eta, near Central America, has now reached Category 4 status (around 150mph winds) with potential to hit Category 5 before it makes landfall near Nicaragua and Honduras. That makes Eta the strongest hurricane to hit the Atlantic in over 12 years, a sobering fact. Experts expect “catastrophic” damage in the wake of the storm, and “life threatening flash floods.” 2020 sucks.
1:19- We could learn a lot from bears
Scientists are officially diving into the bear's digestive system to understand what allows them to pack the pounds on during the winter while avoiding diabetes. Researchers say that bears exhibit some of the diabetes symptoms, but their body actually reverses the process. Maybe it’s all the honey?
Have a great rest of your day, and we’ll see you tomorrow bright and early!
-The 90 Second News Team
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