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Bwoglines: Free And Fair Elections Edition

Happy Sunday! Take a break from nursing your hangover or trying to finish an entire weekend’s worth of homework in one night with today’s Bwoglines.

Happening in the World: Tunisian’s are heading to the polls for the country’s second free presidential election, one that’s seen as a test for the world’s newest democratic state. Two women are among the 26 candidates running to replace President Beji Caid Essebsi who passed away in July at 92. (BBC)

Happening in the US: A New York Times investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh by one of his former Yale classmates revealed another allegation against the sitting Supreme Court Justice by another former classmate. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: The New York City Council is repealing their wide-ranging ban on conversion therapy. LGBTQ+ advocates are in support of the move as a Christian group has brought a lawsuit against the city law that, if heard by the Supreme Court, could severely hamper efforts to ban or curtail the now-discredited practice. The repeal proposal will be voted on by the end of the month. (NYT)

 Happening on Campus: Sign up to build a lantern at Miller Theater today from 12 -3 or 3 – 6 and participate in Morningside Height’s annual Morningside Lights processional on September 21.

Short Story Recommendation: In honor of Carmen Maria Machado’s wonderful lecture earlier this week, I’m recommending “The Husband Stitch” which featured in her debut story collection Her Body and Other Parties. Spooky, a little sexy, and lot a heartbreaking, take some time to read it next time you need a study break.

municipal elections in Tunisia the last time around via Congress of local and regional authorities // Flickr

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