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News Above the Noise—Week of June 11, 2023

News Above the Noise—Week of June 11, 2023

By The Sunday Paper Team
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1. Former President Trump Indicted on 37 Federal Charges

A court unsealed a federal indictment against Former President Donald Trump over classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home and his alleged refusal to turn over the materials. Each classified document is charged in a separate count, and his alleged efforts to hide classified information from federal investigators is also charged in several ways. For more information about the charges against the former president, click here.

2. Wildfires Are Intensifying

As smoke from Canadian wildfires blanketed the Northeast this week, it prompted many of us to talk about the impact of wildfires—and the fact that you don’t have to live in a high-risk fire area to worry about smoke exposure. Wildfires are growing larger and moving faster than ever before, which is putting all of us at risk and leaving us with questions about the health impacts of wildfire smoke. For answers to some of the most common questions, click here.

3. The Deal That Shocked the Golf World

Tuesday’s surprise announcement of the PGA Tour, the DP World Tour, and LIV Golf agreeing to merge their business operations was a shock to many, considering the controversy surrounding the Saudi-backed LIV Golf. (LIV Golf has faced criticism due to its complete funding by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, or PIF, which has been associated with allegations of human rights abuses.) Interested in learning more about what this merger could mean for the sport? Click here.

4. Gen Z is Drinking Less

Alcohol consumption is on the decline in young adults and has been for the last decade. According to one 2020 study, the number of college students who abstained from drinking increased from 20 percent to 28 percent between 2002 and 2018, and rates of alcohol abuse among that age group were nearly cut in half in that same period. The trend is good news for the health of Gen Z, though it’s something bars and other small venues aren’t as happy about given the impact on their bottom line. For more on this story, click here.

Editor's Note: Every week, The Sunday Paper's team of journalists sifts through the news to make sense of what's happening in the world and provide hope for your week to come. We find what Rises Above the Noise and do our best to highlight what we think matters. If you’d like to read more in-depth, please note that while we do our best to feature articles that are not behind a paywall, some of the news pieces we recommend require their own subscriptions beyond our control.

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