Space Shuttle, Pandas, Tigers, and the Emmys [Current Events Cheat Sheet]

Did you watch the Emmys instead of doing your homework? It’s ok. Maybe you can get Amy Poehler to write an excuse for you.

At Home

The space shuttle Endeavor is at the Los Angeles International Airport from now until October 12, when it will be driven through Inglewood and Los Angeles on its way to the California Science Center.

A baby giant panda cub died at the National Zoo. It was less than a week old. The cub’s mother is on a 10-year, $10 million loan from China, and will stay at the National Zoo until 2015.

A man jumped out of the monorail at the Bronx Zoo and into the tiger enclosure, because he wanted “to be one” with the tiger.

The World

11 climbers were killed in an avalanche on Manaslu in Nepal, one of the world’s highest peaks. There may be as many as 38 people still missing, although hopefully the number is closer to 15.

129 inmates walked right out the front door of a prison in Mexico in a mass escape.

Libya’s interim government has ordered the breakup of all militias that do not fall under its authority.


Vogue really likes Tim Tebow. The Jets are not impressed.

The Raiders beat the Steelers.

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In case you missed it, or just want to watch it again, here’s Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue from the Emmys last night.

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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