1. Robert Kennedy Jr to Run as Independent
Robert Kennedy Jr announces his run as an independent candidate, potentially complicating the 2024 presidential contest between Trump and Biden. The political scion’s decision to shift from a long-shot Democratic primary challenge to a third-party candidacy could cause chaos in the upcoming election.
2. Fire at Wedding Hall in Northern Iraq
A tragic fire at a wedding hall in northern Iraq has killed more than 100 people and injured 150. The fire, which seemingly started due to fireworks set off during the celebration, was fueled by highly flammable building materials.
3. Health Care Workers Prepare to Strike
Under immense pressure since the pandemic, some health care workers are preparing to strike as they demand better working conditions. Over 75,000 workers at Kaiser hospitals, clinics, and medical offices could walk off the job, resulting in the biggest health care strike in U.S. history.
4. NASA Releases New UFO Report
NASA releases a report on UFOs, examining how the space agency can contribute to the scientific understanding of unidentified anomalous phenomena. The report calls for new scientific techniques, advanced satellites, and a shift in perception to study UFOs, or UAPs, more rigorously.
5. National Cathedral Unveils Racial Justice-Themed Windows
The National Cathedral unveils new windows with a racial justice theme, replacing Confederate ones, created by artist Kerry James Marshall. The new windows aim to promote healing and reconciliation in the nation.
6. Birthplace of Atomic Bomb Braces for New Mission
The birthplace of the atomic bomb is preparing for its biggest mission since the Manhattan Project, with potential implications for national security. The new mission remains undisclosed, but its significance highlights the ongoing importance of this historical site.
 Robert Kennedy Jr to run as independent, could complicate Trump, Biden 2024 contest https://www.reuters.com/world/us/robert-kennedy-jr-run-independent-could-complicate-trump-biden-2024-contest-2023-09-29/
 Fire rips through Iraqi wedding hall, killing around 100 in shock to Christian community https://apnews.com/article/iraq-wedding-hall-fire-1d8a5dbbda46a01b1688a547b95b39a3
 Ten of thousands of Kaiser healthcare workers could strike over understaffing – NPR https://www.npr.org/2023/09/28/1202435002/ten-of-thousands-of-kaiser-healthcare-workers-could-strike-over-understaffing
 [PDF] NASA Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena Independent Study Team Report https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/uap_independent_study_team_-_final_report_0.pdf
 RFK Jr. teases major announcement amid speculation he will make independent or third-party run – CNN https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/29/politics/robert-kennedy-major-announcement-2024/index.html
 Iraq wedding fire kills more than 100, relatives identify bodies – Reuters https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/least-9-killed-25-injured-fire-wedding-celebration-iraq-health-security-source-2023-09-26/
 Under pressure that hasn’t eased since the pandemic, some health care workers are preparing to strike | CNN https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/25/health/health-care-workers-under-pressure/index.html
 WATCH: NASA report says more science and less stigma are needed to understand UFO sightings | PBS NewsHour https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/watch-nasa-report-says-more-science-and-less-stigma-are-needed-to-understand-ufo-sightings
 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 2024 presidential campaign – Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_F._Kennedy_Jr._2024_presidential_campaign
 Iraq fire: Around 100 killed in blaze at wedding party in Qaraqosh – BBC News https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-66932327
 Overworked and understaffed: Kaiser workers are on the brink of a nationwide strike – NPR https://www.npr.org/2023/09/29/1202315013/kaiser-permanente-health-care-workers-strike
 UFO sightings: how NASA can bring science to the debate – Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02893-y
 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Hints Strongly at Third-Party Presidential Bid – The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/29/us/politics/robert-f-kennedy-third-party-democrats-primary.html
 Around 100 people killed in a fire at a wedding hall in Iraq – NBC News https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/least-100-dead-150-injured-fire-wedding-hall-iraq-rcna117526
 Health Care Worker Strikes and the Covid Pandemic | NEJM https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2103327
 Robert Kennedy Jr. to run as independent, could complicate Trump, Biden 2024 contest https://www.arabnews.com/node/2382986/world
 Funerals held as more than 100 killed in Iraq wedding fire | News – Al Jazeera https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2023/9/26/at-least-100-killed-in-fire-at-wedding-celebration-in-iraq-media-report
 A strike in the time of COVID-19 pandemic: The 2020 health workers’ dispute in Hong Kong https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9325678/
 Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Apparently Unconcerned About the Prospect of Helping Reelect Trump, Plans to Run as an Independent: Report | Vanity Fair https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2023/09/robert-f-kennedy-jr-possible-independent-run
 Fire rips through Iraqi wedding hall, killing around 100 in shock to Christian community https://youtube.com/watch?v=fkB7LRX1znM
 Tracking healthcare worker strikes https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/labor-strikes-healthcare-workers-2022/626965/
 Report: RFK Jr. to announce independent 2024 run https://www.newsnationnow.com/politics/2024-election/rfk-jr-independent-run/
 Death toll in Iraqi wedding fire feared to rise – YouTube https://youtube.com/watch?v=in9OsuuvjoE
 Looming health care walkout, Kaiser strike authorized by unions in 4 states – USA Today https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2023/09/14/kaiser-permanente-strike-2023-authorized/70851441007/
 Why health care workers are going on strike – Advisory Board https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2021/10/22/hospital-strikes