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Are you up to date with current events around the world this week? If not, I have you covered! Specifically, intriguing events are happening in the United States, South Africa and the world as a whole. All you have to do is read! 

United States of America 

Currently in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, around five hundred prisoners have been released in what is said to be the biggest release in U.S. history. All of the inmates were being held for low-level, non-violent crimes. In 2016, Oklahoma residents helped by voting to reduce simple drug possession and minor crimes to misdemeanors. 

South Africa

South African towns are taking a major hit due to experiencing the worst drought in known history. Unfortunately, there are areas that have not seen rainfall for up to five years. South Africa is declaring some regions to be disaster areas as a result. 

The World 

Building off of the event in South Africa, around 11,000 scientists have agreed to announce that the world is facing a climate emergency. Their research is based on the past forty years, and they fear what will happen without major, lasting changes. The scientists do agree progress has been made it some areas, like renewable energy.

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