Good latest. Here’s the morning.
Happening in the World: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a ban on over a thousand assault weapons yesterday. Trudeau’s government expedited the ban in recent days in response to a mass shooting in the province of Nova Scotia. As of this writing, 22 people have died from the shooting, making it the deadliest in Canada’s history. Critics of the ban have argued that the issue lies with illegal guns coming over from across the border, not with legally acquired ones. (BBC)
Happening in the US: “It has come to our attention that some [K-12] private schools with significant endowments have taken loans [intended for small businesses]. They should return them.” That was the announcement from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin yesterday on Twitter. His statement follows new policy from the Small Business Association that businesses applying for such loans claiming over $2 million will be audited. (Financial Times)
Happening in NYC: Some good-ish news, depending on what part of this story you decide to focus on: two NYPD officers helped deliver a baby in a Bronx woman’s apartment recently, since no ambulances were available to take the woman to the hospital. (New York Daily News)
Not really important enough for this audience to be news but still absurd:
Elon Musk decided to sink the market value of his car company by $14 billion with this tweet:
Immediately after this, he also tweeted that he was selling all his personal possessions and that his girlfriend would be giving birth in a few weeks. (The Verge, the bwog slack)
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