Government Avoids Shutdown, Met Gala Gowns Dazzle, and More

After weeks of negotiations, Congress has endorsed a $1 trillion spending bill that will allow it to remain open through September. It’s expected to vote on the bill this week. 

It’s the first major piece of bipartisan legislation to make it through since President Donald Trump has taken office.  

Some things Trump touted during his campaign weren’t included in the budget plan; he lost on the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, for example. But he did win a $15 billion down payment on his request to strengthen the military. Read the story from The AP


Dressed to Impress at the Met Gala

The Met Gala is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. It’s also one of the most-watched fashion events of the year, with stars lining the red carpet with avant garde costumes and dresses that look like something out of a sci-fi movie. Think: feathers and bodysuits and head pieces, rather than tuxes and ball gowns. Read the story from The AP


Officer Shoots Teenager in Dallas

A police officer shot and killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards as he was leaving a house party. The officer shot him through a passenger window as the car was driving away. Read the story from NPR


Fox News Co-President Out

It’s been a rough year for Fox News, which is in the middle of a sexual harassment scandal that led to the ousting of former Chairman Roger Ailes and star host Bill O’Reilly. And now the network’s co-president, Bill Shine, is resigning. Read the story from NPR


Tony Nominations

Last year, Hamilton was nominated for a whopping 16 awards, coming away with 11. Can anyone top that this year? Read the story from NPR