March 26th – News Wrap Up

Top Stories from Today —

Trump hits the golf course for the 13th time (Time)

Pakistani al-Qaeda leader killed in US strike in Afghanistan (NPR)

Trump to undo Obama plan to curb climate change (Boston Globe)

Protests in over 100 cities in Russia; top Putin critic arrested (NYT)

Congressman resigns from Freedom Caucus after healthcare drama (WA Post)

A rocket, a rover, and a moon: this week in space (ExtremeTech)

United Airlines denied entry on United flight for wearing leggings (KREM)

March 24th – News Wrap Up

Top Stories from Today —

Republicans yank Obamacare repeal bill (Politico)

Lawmakers call on FBI to help find missing girls in Washington DC (abc7.Com)

US investigating Mosul strike that killed up to 200 civilians (NYT)

Keystone XL pipeline would only create 35 permanent jobs (CNN Money)

Comet Pizza gunman pleads guilty to federal and local charges (WA Post)

 

 

Shirley Chisholm – First Black Congresswoman

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”

Before Barack Obama, and before Hillary Clinton, there was Shirley Chisholm.

She served in the New York State Assembly, then made history in 1968 by being elected the first black woman elected to the US Congress. 

Shirley championed a bill to ensure domestic workers got benefits, advocated for better access to education, fought for immigrant rights, and more. 

She also worked tirelessly to expand government funded food programs which built the foundation for WIC. 

Shirley ran for president under the Democratic ticket in 1972. Her slogan, “Unbought and unbossed.”

She survived several assination attempts during her campaign and sued for the right to debate on television. She made it all the way to the Democratic National Convention but lost the nomination to George McGovern. 

Learn more here.

March 23rd – News Wrap Up

Top Stories from Today —

Trump to House Republicans: pass healthcare bill on Friday or he’ll move on (WA Post)

All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger (BBC)

The Senate voted to undo rules covering your internet privacy (WA Post)

Lawmakers demand information on Flynn’s Russian ties (CNN)

Democrats plan to filibuster to thwart Gorsuch nomination (NYT)

Taliban take an Afghan district, Sangin, that many Marines died to keep (NYT)
NASA Hubble telescope discovers the first ‘runaway’ black hole (engadget) 

New view of dinosaurs could radically reshape their family tree (LA Times) 

March 22nd – News Wrap Up

Top Stories from Today —

UK Parliament attacker shot; panic on Westminster Bridge (NYT)

US joins first air assault ‘behind enemy lines’ against ISIS in Syria (CNN) 

Pharmacist found guilty of fraud in deadly US meningitis outbreak (Reuters)

Congress rolls back Obama-era rule on hunting bears and wolves in Alaska (NPR)

Supreme Court rules in favor of Special Education student (NPR)

A university says it shouldn’t have to pay money to campus rape victims *tw* (BuzzFeed News) 

March 20th – News Wrap Up

Top Stories from Today —

Highlights from the House hearing on Russian interference in US Election (NYT) 

Neil Gorsuch nomination hearing for Supreme Court Justice (NYT) 

Republicans announce changes to their healthcare bill (WA Post)

Studies shed light on opioid exposure among US children and teens (Fox News)

WA state trying to find source of diesel spill on Columbia River (OPB.org)

Uber president resigns amid scandals (triblive.com)

Ketamine for depression treatment? (NPR) 

March 16th – News Wrap Up

Today’s Top Stories —

Trump’s budget proposal takes a gamble. (NYT)

Seattle Mayor Murray defends soda tax proposal. (mynorthwest.com)

Great Barrier Reef suffering from ‘unprecedented’ damage. (CNN)

An ex-Vanderbilt football player videotaped his teammates raping his girlfriend. *tw* (teen Vogue)

Trump adviser Flynn paid by Russia-related entities. (WA Post)

Millions need food in South Sudan’s famine. (CBS News)