Good evening, here’s what you need to know.
- War on the media intensifies
President Donald Trump spoke today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, at which he attacked the media and spoke like he was at a campaign rally, taking a victory lap at the conference. Hours after the speech occurred news organizations such as The New York Times and CNN was barred from participating in the daily press meeting with White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
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- Sanctuary cities at risk
President Donald Trump’s new immigration policy includes an effort to shame sanctuary cities that are reluctant to cooperate with the president’s policies. The new policy that most largely impacts the states is the new rule that state and local law enforcement must act as de facto immigration enforcement agents on top of the new border patrol agents that will be hired under these new policies.
- Gavin Grimm’s case goes to the Supreme Court
Gavin Grimm, the 17-year-old who has been the figurehead of the transgender rights movement in schools, will have his case heard by the Supreme Court this week. The ruling will be on President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse a policy that allowed transgender students to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity. Caitlyn Jenner, who is a longtime Republican and a Trump supporter, said “See you in court” in response to the decision on Twitter.
- Kim John-Nam murder weapon
The Malaysian law enforcement said that Kim Jong-Nam, who is the half-brother of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un, was killed by two women with a chemical weapon. Moreover, multiple professionals said that a propaganda picture of Kim Jong-Un showing what he says is a nuclear device. Apparently, the image from March 2016 shows more than the leader intended to be shown.
- Shooting in Kansas
United States law enforcement including the F.B.I. is investigating a shooting in Kansas that occurred at a bar. The shooting resulted in one Indian engineer dead and another injured. People are worried that the attack was a result of bias and prejudice. A witness to the event said that the gunman yelled “get out of my country” before he began shooting.