A meme is born (and other news)

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Here’s a recap of this week. Just click the story to read on!

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  • The North Carolina political operative behind the voter fraud that benefitted a Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris has been indicted, and a new vote has been ordered.
  • Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, testified in front of the White House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, and a lot came out. Here are the highlights you should know.
  • Behind closed doors, Michael Cohen testified in front of the House Intelligence Committee on Russia and the existence (or nonexistence) of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
  • The second nuclear summit for Trump and Kim Jong Un in Hanoi was cut short and ended without a deal.
  • Trump has excused Kim Jong Un for the death of American student Otto Warmbier who was imprisoned in North Korea and sent back to the U.S. in a vegetative state. Trump said that Kim Jong Un “felt very badly” about the treatment of Warmbier in prison, and Trump will “take him at his word.”
  • Senator Cory Booker (D- NJ), a 2020 presidential hopeful, is reintroducing a bill to legalize marijuana at a federal level. The bill is co-sponsored by other senators and 2020 presidential hopefuls Kristen Gillibrand (D- NY), Kamala Harris (D- Calif), Elizabeth Warren (D- Mass), and Bernie Sanders (I- VT), in addition to Senator Jeff Merkley (D- Oregon).

Pop culture

  • Jussie Smollett has been suspended from Empire after being charged with orchestrating a fake attack on himself as a ploy to get more money.
  • The host-less Oscars went off without a hitch this week. Here are the highlights. The memes were Oscar worthy
  • Selma Blair (you probably know her as that bitch Vivian from Legally Blonde) spoke out this week about her multiple sclerosis diagnosis on Good Morning America this week. The episode aired shortly after Selma turned heads at the Vanity Fair Oscars party, sporting her custom-made patent leather cane and inspiring millions of people with chronic illnesses. Selma will be designing a clothing line for people with disabilities, and we can’t wait.
  • The Jonas Brothers are reuniting and releasing a new single called ‘Sucker’ after five years. The single will drop on Friday at midnight, and the JoBros will take over The Late Show with James Corden for a week.
  • After the internet went wild over Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s intimate performance of the song ‘Shallow’ at the Oscars, Gaga addressed the rumors of a secret romance.


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