Violent Protests in St. Louis
Three days after the acquittal of white St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, demonstrations continued to take a violent turn in St. Louis. What began as peaceful protests turned into tense standoffs across the city. Protesters attacked police, broke windows and flipped over trash cans throughout the weekend. Over 80 people have been arrested and both U2 and Ed Sheeran chose to cancel concerts in the city this weekend.
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Big Emmy Winners
Television's big night continues to be one of the best celebrations of diversity in the entertainment industry. Women, people or color and members of the LBGTQ community were winners across the board. Donald Glover became the first black man to win a directing award for a comedy series for Atlanta. Comedian Lena Waithe made history as the first African-American woman to win for comedy writing for the Thanksgiving episode of the Netflix series Master of None. Waithe's episode was inspired by her personal experience coming out as a lesbian. Other winners included Hulu's dystopian series The Handmaids Tale and HBO's Big Little Lies.
Check out the full list of winners were here.
Acid Attack on American Students in Marseille
Four students from Boston College were victims of an acid attack in Marseille, France. The students, who were traveling throughout Europe on a year long study-abroad program, were released from the hospital after being treated for burns. The attack is not believed to be terror-related. Police described the attacker, who has already been arrested, as a mentally unstable 41-year-old woman.
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