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Skimm This: Russia, OITNB and Cycling

Jul 26, 2019

It’s July 25th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Russia has targeted voting systems in all 50 U.S states, according to a Senate Intelligence report. There have also been reports of other countries getting in on the “election disinformation game” -- including Iran. We’ll explain.

  • Up to 150 migrants trying to get to Europe died in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya. Advocates are calling for a change in approach to the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean and safer, legal alternatives.

  • The final season of OITNB is out, and they’ve launched an organization to help former inmates like the ladies of Litchfield Penitentiary. We’ve got the details.

  • Watch out on the roads in Paris - cyclists are heading there for the last leg of the famous Tour de France on Sunday. We got some fun facts about the men on bikes. 

theSkimm: Russia targeted U.S voting systems. Right, we’ve heard that before. From Robert Mueller for example. He really wanted to talk about Russian interference during his testimony on Capitol Hill this week. But yesterday a new report dropped details about just how extensive it was. Spoiler: it was in all 50 states. That was 2016 - but they’re still at it - and other countries are getting in on the game. We’ll explain. Meanwhile: Up to 150 migrants trying to get to Europe died in a shipwreck off the coast of Libya. Both the EU and Libya are being criticised by human rights organizations to change their controversial treatment of migrants. Also on today’s episode: The real world legacy of the final season of “Orange is the New Black” and fun facts about the hardcore cyclists of the Tour de France. Bon week-end.

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