Eight @ 8 on June 9, 2019: Week In Review

In case you missed it, here are some of the top stories this past week. Make sure to check back on a weekly basis as a new edition of 'Eight @ 8: Week In Review' will be posted every Sunday evening.

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Disturbing Undercover Video Shows Animal Abuse at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana - Following an investigation into the abuse, at least three retailers announced Wednesday that they would remove all Fairlife products from their shelves. The Coca Cola Corporation, which distributes the brand, said it was in talks to have sourcing from the farm in question discontinued. The Animal Recovery Mission called it the “largest undercover dairy investigation in history” and said the video documents “systemic and illegal abuse” at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana.
Throwing Chairs Becomes Dangerous New Tradition at Waukegan High School - A controversial graduation tradition at a Waukegan high school was captured in a cell phone video, leaving many viewers confused. While some students typically are known to throw their caps in the air to celebrate the end of a chapter, in a more recent fad, students are seen throwing folding chairs.
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Teachers Disciplined After Boy Given 'Most Annoying' Award -nAn Indiana school principal has been placed on administrative leave and three teachers' jobs are in jeopardy after a student with autism was given an award for the “most annoying male” by his special education teacher.
City of Chicago Releases 911 Calls From Jussie Smollett Incident - The city of Chicago has released two 911 calls made after "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.
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Sunday Marks Moment for 2020 Prospects to Show Iowa Strength - In five-minute chunks of speaking time, nearly 20 Democratic presidential candidates are getting the chance to make their case before hundreds of party leaders at an important testing ground in early-voting Iowa. Biden was favored in the poll, followed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, and California Sen. Kamala Harris.
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Cubs Sign Closer Craig Kimbrel - The Chicago Cubs signed closer Craig Kimbrel to a contract, the team announced Friday. The Cubs have been very careful with their free agent spending in recent months, but reportedly pushed hard to acquire Kimbrel. He will wear jersey number 24.
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Photographer Documents Last 2 Surviving Northern White Rhinos - Photographer Justin Mott remembers how he felt the first time he entered the northern white rhino reserve, where the last two rhinos of the species live. The last two northern white rhinos are the latest subject for a photographer passionate about animal rights.
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Mexico-US Tariff Deal: Questions, Concerns for Migration - As Washington and Mexico City both took victory laps Saturday over a deal that headed off threatened tariffs on Mexican imports, it remained to be seen how effective it may be and migration experts raised concerns over what it could mean for people fleeing poverty and violence in Central America.
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