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The world is constantly changing and evolving, and so is the news. It can be hard to keep up with everything that’s going on, but it’s important to stay informed. Here’s a quick guide to what’s happening in the world today.
Today’s Top Stories
1. A new study suggests that the more time people spend on social media, the less happy they are.
Here are some of the top stories making news in your community today.
-A local family is grieving after their loved one was killed in a car accident.
-A new restaurant is opening downtown, and people are excited to try it out.
-There was a gas leak at a nearby school, and students were evacuated.
1. President Trump to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court
2. Biden and Harris to campaign in Pennsylvania
3. FDA announces that Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective
4. Tropical Storm Zeta heads for the Gulf Coast
1.Syrian Army Makes Gains Against Rebels in Damascus
The Syrian army has made fresh gains against rebels in the capital, Damascus, a monitoring group says.
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said troops supported by militias had seized control of the district of Zamalka.
Rebels still hold parts of Jobar, a key district they have been fighting to keep for more than a year, the group added.
More than 140,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war, which began in March 2011 with protests against President Bashar al-Assad.
2.Nigeria ‘Beats Boko Haram’, Says Military Spokesman
Nigeria’s military has “beaten” Islamist militant group Boko Haram and forced it out of all territory it controlled six months ago, a spokesman says.
Brig Gen Rabe Abubakar was quoted by AFP news agency as saying the group had been pushed into neighbouring countries.
He said soldiers would remain on “red alert” to prevent any resurgence by Boko Haram.
The military has been fighting Boko Haram since 2009 but the insurgency intensified last year.
The Today show weatherman Al Roker holds the Guinness World Record for the longest uninterrupted live weather report, which he set in 2014. Roker reported for 34 hours during Hurricane Irma.
The latest sports news from around the world.
That’s all for today’s news. Stay safe, stay informed, and thanks for reading!