Nobel Peace Prize Winner Liu Xiaobo Dies in Chinese Custody, Grandparents Win Exemption From Trump Travel Ban, and More

Known for his prominent role during Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, pro-democracy icon Liu Xiaobo died from liver cancer after more than seven years in prison. The poet and professor was on medical parole, serving an 11-year sentence for subversive activities. Read the story from NPR.


Grandparents Win Exemption from Trump Travel Ban

A federal judge in Hawaii ordered that President Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens from six mostly Muslim countries should not be enforced against grandparents and other extended relatives of people in the United States. Read the story from The AP.


New Senate GOP Health Care Bill Teeters on the Brink

Senate Republicans revealed a revised health care bill to repeal and replace Obamacare on Thursday, and immediately lost two key votes. To pass, the bill needs support from at least 50 of the 52 Republican senators. Read the story from The AP.


A Shake-Up for the 2017 Emmy Nominations

Without old favorites like Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones, this year’s Emmy nominations are dominated by new TV series like Westworld, Stranger Things, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, and This Is Us. Read the story and see the nominations list from The Atlantic.

Read the dystopian classic behind the Emmy-nominated series, The Handmaid’s Tale, on Scribd.