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Shark Scoop - March 26, 2023

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


Ten Injured in Chinatown Fire

The building in Chinatown on fire. (Photo: FDNY)

Several people were injured after a fire tore through a building in Chinatown on Friday afternoon. The fire began in a gift shop on the first floor of the building on 47 Mott Street and quickly spread to the upper floors. No deaths were reported, but two civilians and eight firefighters were treated for minor injuries. Along with the firefighters, residents were also being championed for coming together to save one another. Although the cause of the fire is still unknown, an investigation is underway.

Tornado Rips Through Mississippi, Kills 26

The devastating result of the Mississippi tornado. (Photo: NPR)

At least 26 are dead after a rare, long-lasting tornado tore through Mississippi on Friday. The tornado spanned roughly 170 miles and lasted over an hour, leaving houses destroyed, buildings collapsed and trees splintered across the town Rolling Fork. During a news briefing, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves stated, “It's heartbreaking. There's really no other way in which to describe it. It is absolutely heartbreaking.” Search and rescue operations are continuing across the state.

Trash Piles up as French Protests Continue

Trash piled on the streets of France as a result of the garbage collectors going on strike. (Photo: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images)

France has revolted against President Emmanuel Macron's move to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, with thousands having taken to the streets to march in recent weeks. Additionally, public transport workers, teachers and garbage collectors have all striked en masse to show their disapproval. This opposition comes from the fact that the French place heavy emphasis on quality of life, work-life balance and a comfortable retirement. Although the law has been put into motion, protesters and political opponents alike have vowed to keep fighting the changes and exploring avenues to have it wound back.

Ja Morant Celebrated in Return to Action

Ja Morant preparing for the first game back since his suspension.. (Photo: The New York Times)

Ja Morant made his NBA return after being suspended for brandishing a gun on Instagram live earlier this month. When Morant took to the floor, the crowd was electric as they celebrated his return. Morant picked up right where he left off, scoring 18 points and having two rebounds and eight assists. The Memphis Grizzlies won the game against the Houston Rockets, 151-114.

Gomez and Bieber Facing Threats After Controversy

Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber. (Photo: Los Angeles Times)

Hailey Bieber and Selena Gomez have reached out to each other amidst the recent drama. Recently, Gomez’s fans went on a deep dive to uncover all of the times that Bieber seemingly snubbed or copied Gomez, going all the way back to the early 2010s. However, things got serious as many stars involved in the drama began to not only receive hate, but death threats as well. Both of the celebrities posted to their Instagram stories to denounce the bullying and promote kindness.

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