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Afternoon News Update, 10/23/20

By Eris Lowdermilk

NC Governor Roy Cooper has announced that North Carolina will remain in phase three for the next three weeks.

Appalachian State played Arkansas State yesterday for Homecoming, the final score was 45-17. Happy Homecoming!!

San Francisco, California reveals the CAREN Act, which stands for the Caution Against Racially Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, was introduced in July 2020 at a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting by Supervisor Shamann Walton. The ordinance is one step closer to becoming a law. On Tuesday, the board unanimously passed the act on the first round. Next week, the bill has to be voted on once again by the board, and then it will be sent to Mayor London Breed to sign. This act will make it unlawful for a caller to "fabricate false racially-biased emergency reports" and will protect many Californians.

Protests against SARS in Lagos, Nigeria ends in brutal shootings and kidnappings by SARS. SARS stands for Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a Nigerian Police Group. Protesters have achieved some limited success, as President Muhammadu Buhari committed to cutting the unit. Nigeria is still struggling with the group’s allegations.

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