DACA: Deal or No Deal?
After previously denying a deal, President Trump said on Thursday that he is working on a plan with Democrats to protect DREAMers from deportation after DACA expires in March 2018. According to the president, Republican leaders are also “on board.” Trump added that there will be no deal without “massive border controls” and funding for a border wall. Democratic leaders say they will continue to oppose a wall. Read the story from NPR.
‘Pharma Bro’ Jailed after Hillary Clinton Post
A judge sent Martin Shkreli to jail on Wednesday, ruling that the former pharmaceutical CEO violated his bail on a securities fraud conviction by offering a $5,000 bounty for a strand of Hillary Clinton’s hair in a Facebook post. Read the story from The AP.
U.S. Bans Russian Company’s Software
The Department of Homeland Security has banned federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs antivirus software, citing the Moscow-based company’s possible ties to the Kremlin and Russian law that could compel Kaspersky to assist Kremlin spy agencies. Read the story from The AP.
Dual Olympic Bids Approved For Paris And Los Angeles
For the first time, the International Olympic Committee simultaneously awarded two cities the Summer Olympics on Wednesday. The official announcement gives Paris the games in 2024, with Los Angeles hosting in 2028. Read the story from NPR.
Cleveland Indians Win 21 Straight, Breaking ‘Moneyball’ Record
The team’s winning streak beats the American League record set by the “Moneyball” Oakland Athletics in 2002, and ties the all-time Major League Baseball record with the 1935 Chicago Cubs. Read the story from The AP.