By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~
Five killed in Jerusalem attacks
Two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in Jersusalem on Nov. 18. The attackers used knives and axes to kill four rabbis that were praying in the synagogue and to injure six others. Another woman died of injuries later that day. Three of the rabbis had dual citizenship with the United States and the other with Britain. These killings come as tensions have risen in Jerusalem following conflicts between Palestinians and Israelis in recent months.
Ferguson braces for potential unrest
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency ahead of the grand jury decision on the possible charges in the death of Michael Brown. The grand jury will decide whether or not to charge the police officer accused of shooting Brown. Several federal agencies are warning that the decision could bring further violence to the town.
United States, China reach climate change agreement
President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement at the G-20 summit that will require the United States and China, two countries with the largest carbon footprint, to reduce carbon emissions by 2030. The agreement calls for the United States to reduce carbon emissions by 25 to 28 percent by 2025. It also calls for China to begin its carbon emission reduction by 2030.
Senate fails to pass Keystone XL pipeline bill
The Senate came up one vote short for the 60 required to pass the Keystone XL pipeline bill on Nov. 18. Democratic Sen. Mary Landreiu had fought persistently to pass the bill. The pipeline is a key issue in her home state of Louisana where she will face a run-off election against Republican challenger and Louisiana congressman Bill Cassidy. The pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to the United States, has been a controversial issue for its potential environmental and economic impact.