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Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

On September 15th, 2019 Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This decision comes from the 2,600 lawsuits against them. Filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows them to restructure their business so they can settle agreements between the counties and cities that have filed lawsuits against them. The owners of Purdue Pharma, the Sacklers, are to give up ownership and pay $3 billion dollars to all plaintiffs of the lawsuits.

For more: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/health/purdue-pharma-bankruptcy-opioids-settlement.html

Iran attack on a Saudi oil facility

On September 14th, 2019 there was an attack on a Saudi oil facility from an Iranian drone. This attack escalates tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The attack almost took out half of Saudi Arabia’s oil production. 

For more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/15/middleeast/saudi-oil-attack-lister-analysis-intl/index.html

Journalist Cokie Roberts died at 75

On September 17th, 2019 journalist Cokie Roberts died at 75. She first started out at npr in 1978 where she then moved onto abc. Roberts was a bestselling author and an Emmy Award winner.  Roberts was a political commentator for both abc and npr. Roberts is considered one fo the pioneering women in broadcast journalism.

For more: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/17/761050916/cokie-roberts-pioneering-female-journalist-who-helped-shape-npr-dies-at-75

Sarah Thomas first women to swim the English Channel four times without stopping

On September 17th, 2019 Sarah Thomas returned from her swim in the English Channel. Thomas swam the English Channel four times without stopping. She had help from a support boat where she ate and slept. She is the first woman to swim the English Channel. 

For more: https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/american-cancer-survivor-becomes-the-first-person-to-swim-the-english-channel-four-times-nonstop-69179461891