CURRENT STATE OF THE WORLD 

 A BIWEEKLY NEWS UPDATE 

 SEPTEMBER 3, 2018 

On Sunday Sept. 2, 8 people—including at least one minor according to CNN—were wounded in a shooting at an apartment complex in San Bernardino. As of right now, there is no suspect in custody. On the other side of the country, 7—6 injured, one dead—teens were involved in a shooting outside of WorkPlay, a music venue. Authorities say the suspect opened fire around 10 p.m., though not much else has been released for either shooting.

Nike is featuring Colin Kaepernick, the former 49ers quarterback who came under fire for kneeling during the national anthem, in their latest #JustDoIt campaign just 4 days after the football season begins. Kaepernick, one of the most polarizing figures in football and sports history in general, has not been signed to a team since 2016.

Some are calling it a business move, others applauding Nike for progressiveness—either way, this puts pressure on the NFL and more tension in between mostly white team owners and predominantly black players.

At the same time on Twitter, The New Yorker announced Steve Bannon to headline at The New Yorker Festival. Within hours, the festival's biggest names dropped out. They have since released a statement apologizing for the controversy and uninvited Bannon to the festival.

In Brazil, a fire destroys the 200-year-old Brazil National Museum, taking with it some 20 million or so Egyptian artifacts, irreplaceable fossils, and more. Many are working to create a digital archive to preserve the artifacts in a different way.

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