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 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 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) 

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)

The Night Witches: World War II Fighter Pilots

In the dead of night, the 588th regimen would turn off their engines, and drop bombs on Nazi forces. 

“Nachthexen” or “Night Witches” the Nazis called them.

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In 1942, Russian women from 17-26 years old started their military training.  They were given ill-fitted uniforms and boots, and cut their hair short.

They flew outdated Polikarpov Po-2 aircraft – two-seated, open-cockpit bi planes. The planes were slow, loud, and some pilots got frostbite from being exposed to the icy air. 

At the end of the war, the Night Witches had flown almost 30,000 bomb raids and delivered 23,000 tons of munitions right to the Nazis.

Learn more here.