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Shark Scoop - October 23, 2022

Updated: Oct 25, 2022

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.


Gov. Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin to Face Off in a Gubernatorial Debate

Left: Gov. Kathy Hochul (D); Right: Lee Zeldin (R) (Photos: AP)

Current New York governor Kathy Hochul and Republican nominee Lee Zeldin will be facing off in a debate on Tuesday. The debate will be held at Pace University, broadcast on Spectrum News on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Zeldin has been advocating for debate periods, stating, "I have tirelessly called on Hochul to accept a series of debates on broadcast and across various media markets in New York to ensure voters from all corners of this state can hear about the issues that matter most to them." The debate may also be a key event as Hochul’s lead on Zeldin is shrinking in the polls.

Trump Subpoenaed by Jan. 6 Committee

Former President Donald Trump at a rally in Robstown, Texas (Photo: Brandon Bell via Getty Images)

Former President Donald Trump has been called by the January 6 Committee to testify in front of the court for his role in the Jan. 6 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Trump spoke out at a rally last Saturday in Robstown, Texas, calling those on the committee “crooked people.” He also continued his narrative of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election. This also follows after former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has been sentenced to 4 months of jail time for defying his subpoena, though an appeal is pending.

British Prime Minister Liz Truss Resigns

After a six-week-long stint as U.K. prime minister, Liz Truss resigned from her position on Oct. 20. Her resignation comes after an extremely turbulent economy, induced in part by new tax-cut and budget policies set in place (and subsequently reversed) by the Truss administration. Truss’s unprecedented resignation cements her as the U.K.’s shortest-serving prime minister. Following a short race, former finance minister Rishi Sunak is set to be the UK’s next prime minister, becoming the first person of color to ever hold the position, and at 42 years old, the youngest to hold it in over 200 years.

Yankees Eliminated; Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies Move On to the World Series

The New York Yankees were unable to defeat the Houston Astros in the ALCS (Photo: Michelle Farsi via The New York Times)

The New York Yankees were swept by the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series (ALCS), by a final score of 6-5. This marks the end of the Yankees’ season. To our south, the Philadelphia Phillies came out victorious over the San Diego Padres, sealing the deal with a home run by NLCS MVP Bryce Harper in the eighth inning of Game 5 on Sunday. This is the Phillies’ first return to the World Series since 2009. The Astros and Phillies will face off for the World Series Game 1 on Friday, Oct. 28.

Taylor Swift Releases Her Next Album: “Midnights”

Taylor Swift released her tenth studio album, “Midnights,” on Friday, Oct. 2. The album marks a departure from Swift’s folk-rock style of recent albums such as “evermore” and “folklore.” Rolling Stone characterizes the album as a return to “dazzling synth-pop” reminiscent of Swift’s more pop-oriented albums like ‘1989’ and ‘Reputation’. The album has been long-awaited by fans who were initially surprised by Swift’s announcement of the album at the MTV Video Music Awards. Metacritic gives the album a rating of 87 out of 100 in addition to overwhelmingly positive user reviews.

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