Chinese Surveillance Companies, Discrimination, and The Cosmos | Skimm This | theSkimm

It’s October 8th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

The US government is taking names. The Commerce Department says it's adding 28 Chinese companies to a trade blacklist. We’ll connect the dots on what this has to do with reported human rights violations in China, and what it could mean for the ongoing US-China trade war. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is back on the bench. The Supremes heard two big cases today that could affect millions of LGBTQ-plus workers across the country. Also on today’s show: millennials want to talk about mental health at work, and the latest Nobel Prize award is out of this world.