5 stories to help you pass a current events quiz (Aug. 28 – Sept. 4)

Andy Mendes | Digital Design Editor

UPDATED: Sept. 5, 2017 at 3:10 p.m.

Hurricane Harvey hits Houston and stretches east

The devastating aftermath of Hurricane Harvey is apparent as parts of southeastern Texas remain underwater. The storm has engendered 39 casualties and left 118,000 without any running water.

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Mayweather takes on McGregor

Last week, Floyd Mayweather stepped out of his two-year retirement and stepped back into the ring to fight Conor McGregor. Mayweather beat McGregor by a technical knockout extending his boxing undefeated streak to 50.

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Trump’s decision on DACA

President Donald Trump has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. If it is disbanded, nearly 800,000 immigrants could be deported.

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Professor Coplin goes viral

Syracuse University’s public affairs professor William Coplin went viral when a video of the fake ID stunt he pulls during the first week of classes started circulating on social media. Mashable exposed the stunt, but for upperclassmen at SU, it was still an entertaining watch.

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The United States retaliates

On Thursday, the United States State Department announced it will shutter the Russian consulate in San Francisco, as well as annexes in Washington, D.C., and New York. The decision comes as a response to the mandated staff cuts at the U.S. mission in Russia.

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