SUN SUNI KHABAR MAY 20TH, 2016
ANTI-ABORTION BILL BLOCKED BY OKLAHOMA
Abortion has been a hot-button issue throughout this election cycle. From Donald Trump saying women should be punished for having an abortion to Carly Fiorina slamming pro-choice activists, it seems as though anti-abortion sentiment is intense. However, this is not the case for Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin. The state right above Texas passed a bill that would render abortion a criminal activity, thus keeping in line with the state’s generally conservative politics. However, Fallin blocked the bill, saying that it was extremely vague, allowing for misinterpretation as to what would “preserve the life of the mother”, a statement highlighted in the bill.
INDIA RECORDS HIGHEST TEMPERATURES EVER
Summer is always hot, and in India, that heat is even more pronounced. Situated next to the equator, cold weather in India is typically an anomaly. However, the town of Phalodi, in the western state of Rajasthan, experienced a heat wave unlike anything the subcontinent has ever seen. Temperatures shot up to a scorching 51 degrees Celsius, or 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit. Other cities in India are experiencing similar heat. New Delhi recorded a 47 degree Celsius day, and Churu saw a high of 50 degrees Celsius. The record for hottest day was previously held by another Rajasthani city, Alwar, which had a 24 hour high of 50.6 degrees Celsius. It looks like we’re in for a long summer.
MAROON 5 CONCERT CANCELED IN PROTEST
It seems North Carolina’s anti-LGBT laws are costing it severely. Bruce Springsteen canceled his concert in the ninth largest state, and now pop group Maroon 5 are following suit. The group released a statement, apologizing to fans who were excited to see them live, but also reiterating that they had to do what they felt was right. North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” prevented transgenders from using the bathroom of the gender that they identified with, forcing them to use the bathroom of their birth gender. A spokesman for the governor said that Maroon 5 are only hurting their fans with their “selective outrage”, and that other artists had no problem performing in North Carolina.
TENNIS STARS FINALLY DONE?
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have been institutions of tennis, making their way onto the scene at the young ages of 16 and 17, respectively. Federer played his first round on the ATP tour in 1998, losing to Lucas Arnold Ker in straight sets at Gstaad. However, the 34 year old maestro may be reaching the end of his career. A meniscus tear in the knee, coupled with a sore back, have led the graceful athlete to drop out of the French Open. On the other side, Spaniard Rafael Nadal has been battling with injuries for the last couple of years, has had his confidence shot by knee troubles. Together, the two redefined sports with one of the greatest rivalries the world has ever seen. Now, they are redefining the wear and tear of time. Tennis fans can just hope that they’re not done yet.