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Shark Scoop- March 24

Updated: Mar 30

Shark Scoop is a weekly roundup of five stories that examine developments in local, national, and global news, as well as a top headline in entertainment and sports.


Women are being punched by men in NYC

Three of the women who have been victims in the serial punchings in NYC. (Photo: vice)

There are multiple serial punchers that are targeting women with their heads down/off guard.

Multiple women have taken to social media detailing how a random man has come up and punched them in the head with no apparent motive. 

In her account of what happened TikTok user Halley Kate (@halleykate) said in a video, “you guys, I was literally just walking and a man came up and punched me in the face, and now this giant goose-egg is forming.” The influencer later filed a police report, and was told that it had “matched” another police report detailing a similar incident.

These attacks seem to be taking place in Manhattan anywhere from Times Square to the Lower East Side. They have also been happening to women in groups as well as women alone so be on the lookout and stay safe.

Kate Middleton’s Diagnosed with Cancer

Kate Middleton announces her cancer diagnosis (Photo: ABC)

Two months after undergoing "major" abdominal surgery, Kate, the Princess of Wales, announced in a video message posted on Friday that she had been diagnosed with cancer and was undergoing chemotherapy.

There had been lots of speculation about the Princess’ wellbeing/whereabouts after she released an edited picture on X with her children. 

"We hope that you will understand that, as a family, we now need some time, space and privacy while I complete my treatment. My work has always brought me a deep sense of joy and I look forward to being back when I am able, but for now I must focus on making a full recovery," Kate said. "I am also thinking of all those whose lives have been affected by cancer. For everyone facing this disease, in whatever form, please do not lose faith or hope. You are not alone."

Biden Signs $1.2 Trillion Government Funding Package, Averting Partial Shutdown

U.S. Capitol Building (Photo: ABC)

A partial government shutdown was avoided when President Joe Biden signed the funding bills package into law on Saturday, according to the White House.

"This agreement represents a compromise, which means neither side got everything it wanted," Biden said in a statement. "But it rejects extreme cuts from House Republicans and expands access to child care, invests in cancer research, funds mental health and substance use care, advances American leadership abroad, and provides resources to secure the border that my Administration successfully fought to include."

Following a day filled with unprecedented procedural shenanigans, the Senate finally passed the government funding bills early on Saturday morning after reaching a last-minute amendment agreement that allowed for the bill's accelerated passage.

The government will be funded until September 30, the end of the fiscal year, if the package is approved by both chambers. Furthermore, it will break the impasse that has resulted in five instances since October when Congress has almost completely or nearly shut down the government.

Drake Bell and more will be on the next episode of "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV"

The new documentary that features Drake Bell (Photo: IMDb)

Investigation Discovery has just announced that Drake Bell, "All That" alum Shane Lyons and other former child stars will headline a fifth episode of "Quiet on Set: The Dark Side of Kids TV."

With its shocking discoveries about what allegedly happened behind the scenes at Nickelodeon during its prime, the docuseries has drawn in over 16 million people. Among the revelations is that Bell was sexually abused by his former dialect coach, Brian Peck.

Ahead of its April 7 at 8 p.m. ET premiere on Max, the brand-new episode titled "Breaking the Silence" promises to "delve deeper into the toxic and dangerous culture behind some of the most iconic children's television shows of the late 1990s and early 2000s, including allegations of abuse, sexism, and racism."

With all of this information coming to light, producer Dan Schneider has come under fire for his role in fostering the toxic environment on the Nickelodeon sets.

Gretchen Walsh at NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships

Gretchen Walsh, CSCAA swimmer of the year (Photo: Swimswam)

At the NCAA Swimming Championships, UVA junior Gretchen Walsh went 7 for 7, set records in three of her solo events, competed in four successful relays, and led UVA to a team championship.

In the 50 freestyle she lowered the NCAA record from 20.79 seconds to 20.37. In the 100 freestyle she lowered the NCAA record from 45.56 to 44.83. Finally, in the 100 butterfly she lowered the NCAA record from 48.46 to 47.42.

She also swam legs on all four of Virginia’s winning relays: the 200 free relay, 400 free relay, 200 medley relay, and 400 medley relay.


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