Weekly Hot Topics – June 4 2015

June is already here and the first week has been going by so fast. With the weekend fast approaching it’s time to catch up on what has been breaking headlines in the world with Weekly Hot Topics. Start a conversation about news!

This week…

CongressThe infamous Patriot Act of the United States that brought about unprecedented intelligence gathering capabilities for the government has expired after 14 years. Key provisions of the original legislation were left out of the new Freedom Act thanks in large part to Republicans lead by Sen. Rand Paul, a candidate for the 2016 presidential election.

LabelOne opinion on the event: Make government surveillance transparent and limit it. Do you support this opinion? Support it now or add your own.

Chinese ShipA small cruise ship sailing up China’s largest river, the Yangtze, capsized on Tuesday. The Eastern Star was carrying an estimated 456 passengers up the river in rough weather when it encountered a small tornado that overturned the four decked ship in less than two minutes. Only 14 individuals have been confirmed as survivors.


One opinion on these stories: New safety measures are needed for passenger safety. Support this opinion or add your own!


Caitlyn JennerOlympian and step-parent to the famous Kardashians, Bruce Jenner, made her public debut as Caitlyn earlier this week. Welcomed by a massive wave of enthusiasm and support, Caitlyn soared to break social media records and instantly be named as the world’s leading transgender advocate.


One opinion on the event: Congrats, Caitlyn. Click here if you agree or add your own opinion here!

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