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Skimm This: Auto Strikes, Impeachment Hearings, and Channel Swimming

Sep 17, 2019

It’s September 17th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Almost 50,000 autoworkers are on strike against General Motors. We’ll explain what the biggest US labor strike in more than a decade is all about. 

  • The House Judiciary Committee held its first official impeachment hearing today. We’ll tell you what happened. 

  • Indonesia’s parliament changed the minimum age women can get married, which could curb child marriage. 

  • And finally: an American swimmer just set a new record in the English Channel. 

theSkimm: Autoworkers across the country are joining the picket line in a strike against General Motors. They say the company needs to give them better wages and benefits. Meanwhile, President Trump’s former campaign manager was on Capitol Hill today for the first official impeachment hearing. Also on today’s show: Indonesia is making a big change to its child marriage laws, and an American is making waves across the pond.

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