Strikes in Chicago, Undercover Agents, and Britney Does Gangnam Style [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Is it fall yet? Here are the week’s top stories!

At Home

The Chicago Teachers Union strike continues, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel has vowed to go to court and force teachers to head back to work.

An 18-year-old man from Chicago has been arrested after expressing to undercover FBI agents his desire to plot a bombing.

The Los Angeles Times has discovered that the Boy Scouts of America helped alleged molesters cover their tracks, after a review of files dating from 1970 to 1991.

The World

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. envoy to Libya, was killed along with three other Americans in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Two U.S. Marines were killed in an insurgent raid on a military base in Afghanistan. The attackers were reportedly wearing U.S. Army uniforms.

Mexican authorities have captured the top leader of the Gulf cartel, one of the country’s major drug trafficking networks.


Canelo Alvarez defeated Josesito Lopez in a super welterweight championship boxing match.

The Dallas Cowboys fell to the Seattle Seahawks in one of the first NFL games of the season.

Hot on the Web

You know you need to watch Britney Spears learn the “Gangnam Style” dance from PSY himself.

Garnet is a student at Columbia University in New York City. She is “that person” who starts dancing at a party when everyone else is standing around, and if there were a Facebook stalking Olympics, she would be a gold medalist. She also loves cheesy 90s music, and almost died of happiness when Vanilla Ice retweeted her. Once. Follow her on Twitter @garnethenderson.

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