Bans, suspensions, expulsions, and pies, all in today’s edition of Bwoglines. 

Happening in the World: On Tuesday, France’s health minister announced that smoking will be banned in beaches and public parks, as well as other outdoor public spaces. Violators could face fines as soon as early next year. This is a part of a series of measures by the French government to reduce the almost 75,000 tobacco-related deaths per year in the country. (CNN)

Happening in the US: Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) will face a second vote for expulsion from Congress, following a previous vote on November 1. A supermajority, or two-thirds, vote is required for expulsion, and Santos believes this second vote will be successful in removing him from office. Lawmakers who previously voted against the expulsion have now expressed their support for it after the release of a House Ethics report that found Santos guilty of breaking multiple federal laws. (NBC

Happening in NYC: On Friday, the New York DMV will suspend the drivers licenses of over 50,000 New Yorkers who have failed to provide eye test results after the deadline to complete them at a DMV office passed last Sunday. A pandemic-era measure allowed eye tests to be self-certified, and the DMV warned license-holders about their potential suspension in April and October. (CBS)

Happening in Our Community: Columbia Residential Life is hosting a pie baking contest from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm in Schapiro Lounge. You can sign up with a team or show up alone to be assigned one, and “pie” can be interpreted as loosely or strictly as desired! 

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