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From local happenings to national topics and global events, here is the news worth knowing from the week of Nov. 27, 2023.
Explosion at Ohio auto repair shop kills 3, injures 1 other
On Tuesday, Nov. 28, an explosion at an auto repair shop in Hillsboro, Ohio, killed three people and injured one other, according to an Associated Press release. The explosion sparked a fire that spilled smoke into the air for hours. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.
Henry Kissinger dead at 100
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died at 100. Kissinger worked under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for helping negotiate a ceasefire in Vietnam, according to his Nobel Prize organization profile.
Sandra Day O’Connor dead at 93
On Friday, Dec. 1, Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female justice on the Supreme Court, died at the age of 93.
“We at the Supreme Court mourn the loss of a beloved colleague, a fiercely independent defender of the rule of law and an eloquent advocate for civics education,” a press release from the Supreme Court reads.
National College Football Playoffs set
On Sunday, Dec. 3, the College Football Playoff committee selected Michigan, Washington, Texas and Alabama to compete for the national championship, according to a press release from ESPN.
No. 1 Michigan will play No. 4 Alabama and No. 2 Washington will play No. 3 Texas on Jan. 1. The National Championship game will be on Jan. 8.
2023 breaks climate records
According to the World Meteorological Organization, 2023 has broken climate records. Greenhouse gas levels, sea surface temperatures and sea levels have risen, and other impacts are extreme weather and low levels of Antarctic sea ice.
“We risk losing the race to save our glaciers and to rein in sea level rise. We cannot return to the climate of the 20th century, but we must act now to limit the risks of an increasingly inhospitable climate in this and the coming centuries,” WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said in a statement.