10 Things You Need to Know About Today
1. COUNTRIES WHO AVOID THE TARIFF POLICY
Canada and Mexico are among a few countries that the White House will temporarily excuse from the steel and aluminum tariff policy enacted yesterday. Other nations around the world are preparing for trade wars.
2. FLORIDA’S SCHOOL SAFETY BILL GOES TO STATE GOVERNOR
The Florida School Safety bill lies in the hands of Rick Scott, who has declined to comment on whether or not he will sign. The bill will restrict rifle sales and create a program to arm some teachers.
3. NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD ARE MAKING WOMEN’S DAY
Women’s day is being harnessed around the world as the #MeToo movement gains momentum in South Korea, protests rally in Philippines against their president, and Myanmar’s female leader calling for peaceful protests to gain strength.
4. EAST COAST WRECKED BY ANOTHER NOR’EASTER
The second major winter storm in two weeks has ripped through the Northeast, leaving several hundreds of thousands without power, thousands of flights cancelled, and millions under a heavy blanket of snow.
5. MISSISSIPPI COULD TEST HOW SOON STATE CAN RESTRICT ABORTION
The proposal by the Deep South state that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks aims to test the U.S. Supreme Court’s limits on how soon a state can restrict abortion.
6. FOR PYONGYANG, MIDEAST OFFERS CAUTIONARY NUCLEAR TALE
As North Korea considers negotiating over its nukes, beleaguered Middle East strongmen have long used the doomsday weapon threat to secure a wobbly perch — it hasn’t always paid off.
7. SWAMP MAY NEED MORE DRAINING
Trump and his appointees have stocked federal agencies with ex-lobbyists and corporate lawyers who now help regulate the very industries from which they once collected paychecks.
8. CHRISTIANS EMERGE AS KEY PATRONS FOR JEWS MOVING TO ISRAEL
What was once a strictly Jewish-funded mission to bring Jews to Israel is increasingly being bankrolled by evangelical Christians, a tally by the AP finds.
9. DANISH INVENTOR ACCUSED OF SUBMARINE MURDER BEGINS TRIAL
Prosecutors say Peter Madsen tied up and tortured Swedish reporter Kim Wall before he either cut her throat or strangled her during a trip on his private submarine in August.
10. A SECOND TAKE ON THE TEXAS TWO-STEP
Conference USA is believed to be the first league in NCAA history to play tournament games simultaneously in the same building.