From New Zealand, to San Francisco, to New York: locations with two-part names have taken over the news. Editor’s note: mentions of violence and death.

Happening in the World: Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, has declared a state of emergency following severe rain and flooding. In only 15 hours, the city experienced 75% of its average summer rainfall. The city’s housing, traffic, and infrastructure were affected, leading to thousands of evacuations. Local and national authorities have begun aiding with immediate and long-term solutions, with many pointing to the role of climate change in the weather event. (BBC)

Happening in the US: A video of Paul Pelosi, the husband of former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, being attacked in his San Franicisco home last year was released yesterday. The assailant, David DePape, attacked Pelosi with a hammer, causing injuries to his head and arms. The video became public after a ruling from a state court judge. DePape has pleaded not guilty and is currently detained without bail. (AP)

Happening in NYC: Demonstrations took place in Times Square yesterday evening in protest of police brutality after the release of bodycam footage showing the beating of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police earlier this month. Over 100 protesters marched southward from Times Square toward Penn Station, chanting Nichols’ name. Protests over Nichols’ death occurred throughout the country in the wake of charges against the offending police officers and the new bodycam footage. (The Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: The 2023 Yosef Yerushalmi Annual Memorial Lecture, hosted by the Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies, will be held tomorrow at 4 pm in 617 Kent Hall. Sarah Abrevaya Stein, Director of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies at UCLA and award-winning author of 10 books, will head the lecture.

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