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Here’s a recap of this week. Just click the story to read on!
- Here’s everything you should know about the government shutdown.
- Trump is now blaming the government shutdown on the democrats after he explicitly promised he wouldn’t. *Senator Elizabeth Warren announced that she is forming an exploratory committee, a big step in a potential 2020 presidential run.
- Senator-elect Mitt Romney wrote a scathing op-ed explaining his (very negative) feelings toward Trump.
- Here are all the new laws that are going into place this year.
- In the midst of the government shutdown, the Violence Against Women Act just expired.
- Democrats officially take back control of the House Thursday, while Republicans remain in control of the Senate.
- House Democrats have passed a law to reopen the government and are set to vote on proposals on Thursday.
- This new Congress is the most diverse in history. Here’s why.
- Ariana Grande shut down dating rumors like the boss that she is.
- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child via a surrogate.
- Taylor Swift had a costume party for New Year’s Eve, and the pics are giving us major FOMO.
- The Netflix movie Bird Box inspired a “Bird Box Challenge” that is sending people to the hospital, so Netflix issued a statement warning against it.
- The Coachella lineup was announced, with Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, and Tame Impala headlining.
- A 2012 tweet of Melania Trump’s has driven the internet wild after the original image recently changed from a beluga whale to a giraffe.
- Instagram accidentally released an update with a new scrolling feature to a large number of people, and quickly changed it after people lost their minds.
- Trump asked a 7-year-old girl, who was calling the NORAD Santa Tracker to find out Santa’s whereabouts, if she still believed in Santa.
- An area off the Philippines coast was hit by a strong undersea earthquake.
- Washington State has banned assault rifle sales to anyone under 21 years old.
- The sky above New York City turned bright blue after an electrical explosion at a Con Edison power plant in Queens. We got some great memes out of it.
- NASA’s spacecraft captured images of the most distant object we have ever seen in outer space.
- A Chinese space probe has touched down on the dark side of the moon for the first time.
- National Parks are getting trashed in the midst of the government shutdown.
- The Mediterranean Diet was named the best diet for 2019 by U.S. News and World Report..
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