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The Spill: Punishment Banned

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By:  |  October 12, 2019  |    511 Words

Welcome to LNGenZ’s roundup of the trending topics in the news this week.

What’s Up With Ukraine?

The Eastern European country of Ukraine has been in the news lately. The country has become the subject of conversation due to a scandal involving President Donald Trump. Democrats in the House of Representatives may try to impeach Trump over this story, a process that could remove the president from office. The talk of impeachment centers on a phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

An anonymous government worker filed a complaint against Trump. According to this person, Trump tried to pressure Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who may become Trump’s opponent in the next presidential election. Biden is currently trying to become the Democratic Party nominee for president in 2020.


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Japan Leaves the IWC and Returns to Commercial Whaling

The age-old tradition of whaling has just been reinstated in Japan after being banned for more than 30 years. However, not everyone is happy about the country’s decision to restore whaling.

Whales were almost hunted to extinction in the 1800s and 1900s, but in the 1960s the old practice of spearing whales was replaced with better methods, which made whales much easier to catch. After the second World War, when there wasn’t much food, whale became the biggest source of meat in Japan.

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A New Planet Was Discovered – And Old Theories Must Change

Astronomers keep discovering new planets they don’t understand. Recently, they found a huge planet around a small star named GJ 3512. According to their theories, it shouldn’t exist. It is too large.

The theory of how solar systems begin was that they start with a giant cloud of gas and dust in space that is pulled together by gravity. As the cloud is compressed, the temperature increases. Finally, it is hot and compressed enough to ignite a nuclear reaction, and a star is born.

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Scotland Outlaws Parents Spanking Children

The Scottish parliament voted 84 to 29 to ban all physical punishment in the country – meaning that parents won’t be able to spank their children anymore. Scotland is now the first country in the United Kingdom to make this rule, but Sweden was the first nation in the world to outlaw spanking in the private home in 1979. Member of Scottish Parliament John Finnie, who was a police officer, introduced the legislation with support from liberal counterparts and several children’s charities.

The ban was opposed by Scottish conservatives, who believe the move criminalizes good parents for reasonable chastisement of reckless or harmful behavior. But Finnie stuck to his message, explaining that spanking or slapping gives children the mistaken idea that “might is right” and that this ban sends a positive message that “violence is never acceptable in any setting.”

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