Incase you haven’t heard little Iowa has turned into a war zone, or as many are calling it a mini “Chiraq”. Davenport has gotten so dangerous this summer that many are scared for their lives with the amount of shootings that have been going on here locally. As college students we don’t really look at too much going on outside of our campus or friend zone. Unfortunately this is something to be aware of. The amount of homicides this year already, has beaten the amount we had last year. Not to mention more than forty shots have been fired this year alone. Last week there were multiple shootings in one single day. It seems as if the weekends are getting a bit more rowdy than usual. Am I saying you are going to go out this weekend and get shot? No not at all, however these are things we must pay attention to.
The fight of the century finally took place this past Saturday. The undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, took on converted mixed martial arts specialist Conor Mcgregor in a super welterweight bout. The fight lasted ten rounds and resulted in a TKO after Mayweather landed a quick combination of punches on Mcgregor, leading the official to stop the fight. As a result, Mayweather ups his professional boxing record to 50-0 while Mcgregor falls short in his first boxing bout.
5 people have been pronounced dead in Houston, Texas following the catastrophic Hurricane Harvey. The storms took place on Saturday and caused a significant amount of damage and flooding throughout portions of the Houston area. The National Weather Service also reported that 12 others were seriously injured as a result of this storm with numbers subject to change.
United States President Donald Trump has lost another member of his White House staff. Sebastian Gorka, a counterterrorism adviser for the White House, has announced he submitted his resignation and will no longer be on Trump’s staff in effect immediately. Gorka has been a consistent defender of Donald Trump’s comments and policies since the beginning of his presidency.
The defending Super Bowl Champions suffered a huge blow on Friday losing one of their top players to injury. New England Patriots Wide Receiver, Julian Edelman, left the game with what was later diagnosed as a fully torn ACL. He was carted off the field after his leg bent awkwardly while he was carrying the football. There is no timetable for his return but it certainly will not be during the upcoming NFL season.
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