News Brief (3/11 to 3/18)

Monday, March 11

  • The 11th marked National Napping Day.
  • MRHS students in Orchestra and Choir kicked off their Spring Break in Disney World and New York City, respectively.

Tuesday, March 12

  • Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and others were indicted in a college admissions bribery case.
  • The Trump administration proposed a $7.1 billion funding decrease to the Education Department. Along with Medicare, Trump budget eyed Social Security cuts.

Wednesday, March 13

  • Facebook’s data deals are under a federal investigation.
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s accusations stunned Wells Fargo CEO of financing the ‘caging’ of children.

Thursday, March 14

  • The Senate voted to block Trump’s border emergency declaration.
  • Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke jumped into the 2020 presidential race.

Friday, March 15

  • Christchurch shooting left more than 40 people dead after two mosques were attacked in New Zealand.
  • Trump issued first veto of his presidency in regards to his national emergency declaration. The Senate voted to block him. He stated the resolution ‘put countless Americans in danger’.

Saturday, March 16

  • An Australian senator, who came under fire for making controversial statements about the victims of shooting, was hit with an egg by a bystander after blaming immigration for the mosque attacks.

Sunday, March 17

  • St Patrick’s Day was observed in countries around the world.
  • Trump threatened SNL with federal investigation due to mocking him, even though the episode that aired on Saturday was a rerun episode..
  • New Zealand citizens are open to gun reform after massacre shocks the nation.

Monday, March 18

  • Beto O’Rourke’s campaign announce that he raised $6.1 million on the first day of his campaign, topping Sanders and all other rivals.
  • Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach.
  • New Zealand’s prime minister is praised worldwide for her response and immense support to the victims of the mosque shootings.