Last Week in the News


Monday, Feb. 24 

  • Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in New York trial. 
  • “Hidden Figures” inspiration and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies.
  • Bernie Sanders becomes the first presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, to win the popular vote in all three early voting states. 

Tuesday, Feb. 25

  • Americans should begin to prepare for a novel coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., CDC warns. 
  • A heat wave in Antarctica wiped out 20 percent of an island’s snow in nine days. 
  • U.S. stock market drops significantly due to the coronavirus crisis. 

Wednesday, Feb. 26

  • Scotland became the first country to make feminine hygiene products free for everyone. 
  • Congress makes lynching a federal crime 65 years after Emmett Till died. 
  • Supreme Court rules that border patrol agents who shoot foreign nationals can’t be sued. 

Thursday, Feb. 27

  • Kentucky Republican flips state house seat held by Democrats for 50 years
  • Court hands Trump win in sanctuary city fight, says administration can deny grant money. 
  • The Trump administration says a coronavirus vaccine may not be affordable. 

Friday, Feb. 28

  • Dow falls 1,191 points — the most in history. 
  • Disney Jungle Cruise boat sinks with passengers still on board in the Magic Kingdom. 
  • Vice President Mike Pence will control all coronavirus messaging from health officials.