Happy Wednesday! Kanye isn’t the only one changing his name—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly planning to rebrand the social media giant next week like Google did with “Alphabet” a few years ago. That’ll fix everything!
Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories
Total enrollment in U.S. schools fell by nearly 3 million from 2019 to 2020 according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday. The trend was consistent across age groups, and just 52.4 percent of the under-35 population attended school last year—a 20-year low.
North Korea fired yet another ballistic missile into the Pacific Ocean Tuesday, just hours after the Biden administration reportedly “reaffirmed an offer to resume talks on [the county’s] nuclear weapons program.”
Days after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations excluded Burmese leader Min Aung Hlaing from a summit, Reuters reports that the ruling military junta in Burma released nearly 6,000 political prisoners arrested earlier in the year for protesting last winter’s coup. There are unconfirmed reports, however, that a handful of those released were immediately re-arrested.