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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March 10th – News Wrap Up

Top Stories from Today —

FBI investigation of Russian bank’s link with Trump’s Organization Ongoing: Report. (Newsweek)

Roger Stone, Trump confidant, spoke privately with DNC hackers prior to the election. (The WA Times)

Sessions orders 46 Obama-era prosecutors to resign. (NYT)

Congress passes a $19.5 million NASA bill. (iflscience.com)

Matt Flynn was paid to represent Turkey’s interests during the Trump campaign. (NYT)

Military nude photo scandal goes beyond the Marines.(BuzzFeed News)

DREAMer Daniela Vargas released, immigration group says. (CNN) 

Trump to select Scott Gottlieb to head FDA. (WA Post)

Colossal 3,000 year old statue unearthed from Cairo pit. (CNN)

New Mexico may become the 7th state to ban LGBT conversion therapy. (BuzzFeed News)

Utah to lower legal blood alcohol level to .05%. (BuzzFeed News)

Mary Sherman Morgan – First Female Rocket Scientist 

Having a baby out of wedlock and no college degree did not keep Mary Sherman Morgan from competing in the Space Race.

She worked at a munitions factory during WWII, and after the war ended she started working at North American Aviation. 

She developed the rocket fuel Hydyne which helped launch the United States’ first satellite Explorer I in 1958. Although most of the credit went to lead engineer Werner von Braun, her invention saved America’s space program (which became NASA later that same year).

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