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UAW begins a historic strike, catastrophe in Libya
CNN This Morning
Sep 15, 2023

In a historic first, 12700 United Auto Workers members at 3 major auto plants have gone on strike today. Workers are demanding better wages and conditions, which they say the corporations can easily give them. Union members seek to increase wages by 40% over 4 years and end the tiered wage structure at the companies. General Motors is offering workers a 20% pay increase despite CEO Mary Barra's pay increasing by 34% over the last 3 years.

Disastrous flooding in Libya has killed an estimated 5000 people, and approximately 10000 people are missing. The UN says that most of the deaths could have been avoided with proper warning and evacuation.

The US Department of Justice has indicted Hunter Biden on firearm possession and making false statements.

House Republicans have not agreed on a spending bill. Some further-right Republicans want to remove Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as House speaker.

The US Senate has launched an investigation into the US Coast Guard Academy's decades long coverup of numerous sexual assault cases. The Academy allegedly has had an institutional rape culture in which leaders supported abusers and threatened victims into silence.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has ruled that Donald Trump and his co-defendants be tried separately, as 2 defendants are seeking a speedy trial.