Nyesha watches World News Tonight with David Muir. She recently started writing recaps of the most pertinent news stories presented.
Current Events According to the Wednesday, July 13, 2022 Broadcast of World News Tonight With David Muir
CURRENT EVENTS ACCORDING TO THE WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2022 BROADCAST OF WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH DAVID MUIR
1. Inflation - The Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index has increased 9.1% in the last year.
Consumers in the United States are paying more for food in the supermarket and other consumer goods than this time last year.
One woman who was interviewed for this broadcast of World News Tonight With David Muir said that she went from paying $100 per month for gas for her car to $240 per month for gas in the past year.
2. John Quinones reporting from Uvalde, Texas
JOHN QUINONES REPORTING FROM UVALDE, TEXAS
John Quinones, well known for many shows including What Would You Do, contributed to tonight's broadcast of World News Tonight with David Muir.
John Quinones reported from Uvalde, Texas about the police response investigation. There is an uproar of controversy regarding the police response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
This was also discussed on yesterday's (July 12th) news broadcast.
Grieving parents and the community want answers regarding why the police response took so long.
Police waited 77 minutes to pursue the mass shooter.
3. Rachel Scott, Congressional Correspondant
RACHEL SCOTT, CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDANT
Rachel Scott, Congressional Correspondant for World News Tonight with David Muir reported from Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
She reported on and interviewed others regarding the controversies with former President Donald Trump and the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol.
It is yet to be determined whether or not Donald Trump did anything wrong regarding the allegations of witness tampering.
There has been contentious debate over laws regarding abortion in the United States for many years and abortion is often a topic discussed in the news as it was today on World News Tonight With David Muir.
Widely considered a victory for people that are Pro-life and a defeat for people that are Pro-choice, the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade has been causing a great level of debate in the United States.
With certain laws regarding abortion being left up to the states, some state legislatures are more conservative than others.
Currently, in the state of Ohio, a woman cannot pursue an abortion after six weeks gestation in pregnancy regardless of circumstance (rape, incest, etc.)
- In a story that has not been proven and that many suspect to be fabricated by groups in the Pro-choice camp, it was reported that the rapist of a ten year old girl was apprehended and arrested.
- It was also reported that this ten year old became pregnant from the rape and had to travel to a state different from where she lived in order to pursue an abortion.
Among the many reasons that much of the public might be suspecting this story to be untrue is that the law enforcement has not been able to reveal any evidence of it regarding a rape kit for example.
Additionally, the start of the menstrual cycle for a young girl during puberty would typically be at 11-12 years old.
A 10 year old becoming pregnant may be possible but very rare.
Either way, the rape and possible pregnancy of a ten year old girl is a tragic, sordid and depraved story that has caught the attention of the World News Tonight viewers.
5. Shark attack off the coast of Long Island, New York
SHARK ATTACK OFF THE COAST OF LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
It was reported on the Wednesday, July 13, 2022 broadcast of World News Tonight with David Muir that for the second time within ten days, there has been a shark attack at a Long Island, New York beach.
- Four lifeguards were on duty at the time.
- The shark was punched to get it away from the victim.
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