Last Week in the News

Monday, Jan. 27

  • In 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allows Trump’s plan to deny green cards to those in need of government aid. 
  • It has been 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Holocaust victims are honored with Holocaust Remembrance Day. 
  • A plane crashes in Afghanistan. There were no survivors. 

Tuesday, Jan. 28

  • NPR asked State Department to clarify why NPR reporter was denied press credentials in trip to Europe with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. 
  • President Trump released his Middle East peace plan, giving Israel most of what it wants and requiring concessions Palestinians will likely reject. 
  • U.S. budget deficit to reach $1 trillion this year, CBO says, as fiscal imbalance continues to widen. 

Wednesday, Jan. 29

  • Jamaica experiences a 7.7 magnitude earthquake. Tremors were said to have been felt in Miami, Fla. 
  • Portion of the U.S. border wall in California is blown over in high winds, landing in Mexico. 
  • Boeing reports its first annual loss in more than two decades.

Thursday, Jan. 30

  • The World Health Organization declares coronavirus outbreak a “public health emergency.” 
  • Vanessa Bryant breaks silence about the deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash with seven others on Sunday, Jan. 26. 
  • U.S. life expectancy rises as drug fatalities and cancer deaths drop. 

Friday, Jan. 31

  • Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting mass attack on politicians and journalists is sentenced to more than 13 years.
  • A loophole in the FDA’s ban on flavored e-cigarettes is helping teenagers to vape with disposable devices. 
  • Senate rejects measures to call witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial. 
  • Britain officially leaves the EU.