current events


variants or less commonly current affairs
chiefly US
: important events that are happening in the world
She reads several newspapers so she can keep track of current events.

Examples of current events in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her reporting focuses on current events, breaking news and substance use. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 15 Nov. 2023 The latest from Washington and beyond, covering current events, the economy, and more, from our columnists and correspondents. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 14 Nov. 2023 Cruz, 31, was drawn to the blog’s analysis of current events and pop culture. Ashley Wong, WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 But that sense of proximity to the war has sometimes been jarring, including for those accustomed to following Israeli politics and current events closely. Bella Aldrete, NBC News, 7 Nov. 2023 At the rehearsal, the run-through was chock-full of inside jokes about Broadway and references to current events. Sopan Deb, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2023 The podcast, titled Amy & T.J., will see the two in conversation about current events, pop culture and more. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2023 Such advice chimes with data showing that 41% of Americans think businesses should take stances on current events, down from 48% last year, according to a recent survey by Gallup and Bentley University. Lindsay Ellis, WSJ, 1 Nov. 2023 Some suggested the Halloween fervor stemmed from people needing an escape from bleak current events (including war, mass shootings and natural disasters). Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, 31 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Current events.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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