Elon Musk musks, again.

Happening in the World: The balloon drama continues to unfold, as the Pentagon confirmed a second Chinese “surveillance balloon” flying over Latin America on Friday, just hours after confirming that a similar one was flying across the northern United States. The decision to not shoot down the balloon flying over the US has drawn some controversy, but military officials worry that the risks of shooting it down (and the potential resulting debris fall) would outweigh the benefits. Pentagon Press Secretary Pat Ryder confirmed the status of the second balloon, but no further updates on its precise location have been provided. (NBC)

Happening in the US: Elon Musk has been found not guilty in a class-action lawsuit over tweets dating to August 2018. The San Francisco Jury cleared Musk of wrongdoing for tweeting that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private. After this tweet, the Tesla stock price soared, but plummeted again after the $72 billion buyout failed to materialize. According to an economist hired by the suing shareholders, investors lost as much as $12 billion due to the tweet. Musk previously settled a lawsuit with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over the tweets for $20 million. (BBC)

Happening in NYC: New trains! The MTA hosted a sneak preview of its new R211 subway cars Friday, which are set to be employed in a few months. In addition to increased speed and spaciousness, there are several other key developments. There will be no interior doors, permitting riders to pass between cars more easily. Also, riders will be increasingly surveilled, with the addition of dozens of security cameras throughout the train. According to the MTA, the increased surveillance will make the subway safer. (WABC)

Happening in Our Community: Columbia Women’s Basketball (18–3, 7–1 Ivy) continues its home stand against the Princeton Tigers this afternoon at 4 pm at Levien Gymnasium. The Lions sit atop the Ivy League standings with just six contests remaining in the regular season. The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free t-shirt.

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