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Skimm This: G7 Conclusion, GOP Challengers, and Althea Gibson

Aug 26, 2019

It’s August 26th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • G7 leaders wrapped up their summit in France today after spending the weekend discussing global issues. There was some agreement on how to tackle the Amazon fires, but some other big problems were left unsolved. 

  • Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh has launched a bid to challenge President Trump for the Republican nomination. His chances look slim, but he’s not the only one giving it a shot.

  • Today marks Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the Constitution’s 19th Amendment. But the battle for equality goes on. 

  • The US Open is honoring Althea Gibson, who became the first African American tennis player to compete in the tournament in 1950. 

theSkimm: G7 leaders are heading home after their latest summit in France. We’ll take a look at three of the big issues they tried to tackle, and what to expect next. Then: former US Rep. Joe Walsh is challenging President Trump in the 2020 Republican primary. We’ll Skimm his résumé for you. Also on today’s show: the 19th Amendment turns 99, and tennis legend Althea Gibson is honored with a statue at the US Open.

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