This week, Italy is not doing quite as well.
Happening in the World: Venice, Italy experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years. The exceptionally high tide that hit the city on Tuesday night caused “enormous” damage and inundated the crypt of the famous St. Mark’s Basilica for the sixth time in over 1,000 years. Estimates for the cost of fixing the damages caused to the city are well over 100 million euros (CNN).
Happening in the US: Just when you thought it wasn’t possible, another democrat enters the race for 2020. Former Massachusetts governor, Deval Patrick will enter the race today, less than three months before the first votes are cast in Iowa. Patrick tells advisers that he hopes to run a campaign similar to Obama’s in 2008, “focusing more on bringing people together and healing the country than making a particular ideological case” (NYT).
Happening in New York: Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, the longtime leader of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, is being accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old altar boy as a young priest in Jersey City in the 1970s. This comes just after Dimarzio was chosen to lead an inquiry into clergy abuse in Buffalo. He “denied the accusation unequivocally” and stated that he is confident that he will be found innocent (NYT).
Happening on Campus: Head over to Math 207 tonight at 9:00 for Columbia University Sketch Show Live and enjoy a fun evening full of sketches, stand up comedy, and premieres of exclusive video content! (CUSS* Live)
seal welcomes Deval via Pixabay