News Roundup

Listening session on school shootings at White House

  • The meeting will address mental health, gun laws, and other security measures relating to school safety, which Pres. Trump is now calling a “top priority”
  • New regulations moving forward on ban on bump stocks, other gun modifiers, with memo sent by the president
  • The New York Times pushed back on criticism of the organizers of the student’s march, calling it a “conspiracy” at the end of an article about conspiracy theories relating to crisis actors being brought into Florida

Syria’s fighting continues

  • Airstrikes and shells are hitting the Eastern Ghouta region for the third day in a row
  • Fighting in Afrin as a result of Turkey’s incursion into northwest Syria is in its 33rd day

Rep. Devin Nunes pushes forward with investigation of dossier

  • The House Intel Committee Republicans have sent questions about the dossier to about two dozen current and former officials, including former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and former CIA director John Brennan
  • The questions, which appear at the end of a a letter dated Feb. 20th, ask the officials about their knowledge of the dossier and what actions they took as a result of receiving it

Preacher Billy Graham dies at 99

  • One of the most noted and celebrated evangelists of the last century, he will be succeeded as the head of his organization by his elder son, Franklin Graham
  • His death follows years of trouble with a number of illnesses including prostate cancer

V.P. Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean leader’s sister

  • North Korea had invited VP Pence to a secret meeting in Pyeongyang at the end of January, two weeks before it was supposed to take place, only to cancel it less than two hours before it started
  • The meeting was due to take place on Feb. 10th at the South Korean presidential office, with North Korea’s nominal head of state Kim Yong-nam, as well Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong, attending

US’ Skier Lindsey Vonn takes home bronze at Olympics

  • Skier Lindsey Vonn got to third place in the last Olympic downhill of her career, eight years after she won the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games
  • She hadn’t been able to attend the Sochi games in 2014 due to two torn ACLs

Top Stories

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