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VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE [Current Events Cheat Sheet]


November 6 (TOMORROW) is Election Day. Whatever your beliefs, your party affiliation, your level of annoyance with election season… please, please, please VOTE. And bring a friend. It’s likely the presidential election isn’t the only big choice you have to make – there are many important items on the ballots in lots of states this year. Take action and make your voice heard! Here are this week’s top stories.

At Home

The New York City Marathon was cancelled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg had previously announced that the marathon would go on as planned, but after public outcry protesting the use of vital resources and personnel for the marathon, the mayor changed his mind. Many runners stuck around in New York to help distribute supplies and other aid to those in need.

1.8 million homes in the United States still lack power after Hurricane Sandy.

A shooting at a USC Halloween party left four people injured, leaving one in critical condition. Two suspects have been detained.

The World

Rebel forces in Syria launched an attack on an air base in the northern part of the country, hoping to disable air strikes on rebel-held towns and weaken government forces.

The F.B.I. will reportedly interrogate a subject this week with possible connections to the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

The aggressive and brutally violent Zetas drug cartel has occupied the Mexican state of Coahuila.


Here’s what happened in the NFL this week.

And here’s what happened in the NBA.

Hot on the Web

Kung fu baby. That’s all that needs to be said here.

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.

Dancer, choreographer, personal trainer, and freelance writer based in New York City. More here.