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The Week Past, the Week Ahead

July 18, 2016
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NICE, FRANCE - JULY 15 : People visit the scene and lay tributes to the victims of a terror attack in Nice, France. Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

NICE, FRANCE – JULY 15 : People visit the scene and lay tributes to the victims of a terror attack in Nice, France. Photo by Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Week Past

This is a  time of confusion for people all over the world. Terror attacks are increasing.

In America, the shooting of blacks is causing concern among black people and supporters. At the same time, there have been two shootings in cold blood of police by black men. The tension between the police and the black community is as high as anyone can remember.

Massive killings of people took place in Orlando, Florida and Nice, France. They were by men whose motives are not clear.

Guns remain a big issue in the United States. Killers used them in all the recent events. But in Nice, a man rammed a big truck through a crowd. He killed more than 80 people.

A few weeks ago, there was a bombing at the airport in Istanbul, Turkey. Dozens lost their lives. The other day there was an attempt to bring down the government of Turkey. It failed, but it was a big shock to the nation. Turmoil continues in the Middle East.

The deaths of innocent people are tragic. The impact on the families lasts forever.  How to stop them is a discussion that also has no ending.

The Week Ahead

Republicans are meeting in Cleveland. They are gathering to make Donald Trump their candidate for president.

Trump has chosen Mike Pence to be his vice-president. Pence is the governor of Indiana. He is a safe choice. He is a conservative in the traditional way. As usual, Trump upstaged his choice. He almost did not mention his name in the announcement. He did not campaign with him right away.  He made it clear the campaign will be all about him. Six members of his family are to speak at the convention.

The convention in Cleveland will begin and end. The Trump campaign will be unlike any campaign ever seen in this nation. This will be one of those weeks to add to the confusion of people everywhere.

Source: Front page of the New York Times July 18, 2016

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