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June 3: Sudanese troops shot and killed 100 pro-democracy protestors and injured 300 more in the capital city Khartoum, according to CNN. On August 4, the military and protesters signed a constitutional declaration which will result in a power sharing transitional government, according to BBC.

June 7: Theresa May stepped down as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, following her failure to pass a proposal to leave the European Union, according to the BBC. On July 24, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took over as prime minister, according to the BBC.

June 9: Hong Kong citizens organized in a protest against a bill which would have advanced the authority of China has over the territory. The police responded with violence, causing the protesting to intensify according to the New York Times. The protesting has lasted throughout the summer and continues to be in effect.

June 26—July 31: The 2020 Democratic debates have begun. Candidates debated varying issues such as immigration and healthcare. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden are currently ahead in the polls for the democratic hopefuls, according to the New York Times.

July 4 and 5: A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Ridgecrest, 100 miles from Los Angeles. The following night, a 7.1 magnitude aftershock struck according the L.A. Times.

July 19: A large heatwave affected more than half of the United States. According to CBS news, at least six deaths across the nation may have been due to the heat.

August 3 and 4: At least 22 people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. The suspect posted a racist document online, causing authorities to consider the shooting as a hate crime, according to CNN. Thirteen hours later, nine people were shot and killed in Dayton, Ohio, as reported by CNN.

August 10: Jeffery Epstein, a financier and convicted sex offender, committed suicide while in federal custody. Epstein was the center of an ongoing investigation that could have implicated many in an alleged sex trafficking ring, according to an investigation by the Miami Herald.

August 24: Brazil’s Amazon rainforest suffered widespread burning. The fire likely started due to farmers and ranchers burning the area to make it clear for use, according to CNN. The fire also has worrying implications on the environment, as the burning trees release carbon into the atmosphere, planet, according to the Washington Post.

Sofia is a sophomore undeclared major from Portland, OR. She enjoys watching New Girl and listening to indie and rap music. Sofia loves and respects the masterpiece that is Chief Keef's "Love Sosa."

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