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) 

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Nellie Bly/Elizabeth Cochran: The First Undercover Investigative Journalist

After reading Pittsburgh Dispatch’s “Quiet Observer” columns about how women should stay domestic, she wrote an angry letter to the newspaper. Impressed by her spirit, they hired her and gave her the pen name “Nellie Bly.”
She wrote about divorce laws, the difficulties of poor working girls, and even went to Mexico to report on how everyday people live. But the newspaper confined her to the women’s page, so she peaced out to New York.

She then wrote for Joseph Pulitizer’s “New York World.” Her first assignment? Find out the conditions of Blackwell Island, a nearby mental hospital.

At age 23, she impersonated a mad person, and found out about beatings, forced meals, and more. Her work got the attention of politicians and the public, and brought in money to make reforms! 

Read more about her here.
Read her articles here.