The Week in Headlines - 4
What happened this week? Lots. The biggest story this week—the crisis in Syria—is evolving at a breakneck pace, so we won’t cover it here. But stay in the loop about the latest happenings by signing up for daily news emails at theskimm.com!
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Wearable tech is sporting new fall trends as well. Samsung announced its Galaxy Gear smartwatch yesterday in an attempt to stay on top of cool. The watch will connect with smartphones, has voice controls and a camera, and works with a bunch of apps. It also comes in a variety of colors, so you can look good while awkwardly trying to take a picture with your wrist. And yes, Samsung is looking to run over the iWatch and take a big ol’ bite out of Apple with this thing.
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Veterans’ benefits? Check. After this summer’s landmark Supreme Court ruling, the government is moving one step closer to treating gay couples in the same way as straight couples. The Justice Department announced it will stop enforcing a federal law that bars married gay couples from receiving veterans’ benefits. Earlier this summer, the highest court in the land struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to legally married gay couples.
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I’m just kiddin’ like Jason, unless you’re gonna do it. As most people set their lineups today and get ready for some football, Jay-Z is getting out of team sports. The business man, music mogul, and Mr. Bey is reportedly selling half of his ownership in the Brooklyn Nets to Jason Kidd, the team’s new coach. As he moves into the sports agent world, the new Jerry Maguire had to sell his portion of the team because of a conflict of interest. Ironically, it’s rumored that Jay-Z originally bought in at the suggestion of Kidd, then an All-Star player. What goes around, comes around.
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Not a real problem. The 800 million people in India who struggle with malnutrition have a real problem, and earlier this week, India’s parliament passed a food bill that would heavily subsidize their cost of wheat and rice. The $20 billion program does not come without controversy, though. India is in a bit of an economic pickle, and some claim the bill will further strain India’s tight purse strings and that the bill is just an election ploy that will end up like lots of other programs that have fallen to mismanagement. Stay tuned.
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