Nightly Newsy: Why Emma Watson Just Addressed the UN + More
When you’re at work, chances are you don’t have time to keep up with the latest breaking news. That’s why we’ve kept up for you, and brought it all together here.
1. Donald Trump spent money from his charity on this giant portrait of himself. It’s called “self-dealing” when top personnel at non-profits use the organization’s money to advance their own interests. And it’s illegal. And it appears to be something Donald Trump has done more than once, from using charity funds to cover personal legal costs, to spending either $10,000 or $20,000 on a large painting of his face.
2. Protests broke out following the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. Keith Scott’s death followed quickly on the heels of Terence Crutcher, who was shot by an officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both men were black and unarmed. Protesters converged in Charlotte last night and were met with tear gas by police in riot gear.
3. Anthony Weiner finds himself in another sexting situation, this time with a minor. “Scandal” isn’t the right word for the latest development, uncovered by the Daily Mail. The former congressman allegedly had a months-long online relationship with a 15-year-old that included sexually explicit messages, and in which he appears to be aware of her age.
4. Google’s new bot-infused messaging app launches. If you frequently need to pause mid-text or mid-message to look something up (movie times, restaurant location, etc), Allo is the app for you. Searching is built into the service, though you can also message the Google Assistant separately. It also includes options for enhanced privacy and predictive messaging.
5. Emma Watson addressed the United Nations to demand campus sexual assault policy reforms. Speaking in front of the UN’s General Assembly on Tuesday, Emma Watson stressed the need for campuses to treat sexual assault seriously and to “make it clear that the safety of women, minorities and anyone who may be vulnerable is a right, not a privilege.”
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