Last Week in the News


  • “Parasite” makes Oscars history as the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture. 
  • Part of President Trump’s border wall will be constructed through Native American burial sites. 
  • Trump’s new budget would cut $4.4 trillion in spending, boosting defense and slash safety nets and foreign aid. 


  • DOJ expected to scale back Roger Stone’s sentencing recommendation due to pressure from President Trump. 
  • Andrew Yang ends his 2020 presidential campaign. 
  • Trump proposed to end the student loan forgiveness program in 2021.


  • Bernie Sanders wins New Hampshire’s Democratic primary.
  • Prosecutors quit amid escalating DOJ fight over Roger Stone’s sentencing. 
  • Burial service held for Kobe and Gianna Bryant near the family’s Orange County home. 


  • Senate passes resolution to limit Trump’s power to order military action against Iran.
  • Virginia House passes a bill to award electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote.
  • 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik, who disappeared after getting off the bus on Monday, is found dead. 


  • Antarctic temperatures rise above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, toppling the record set just days ago. 
  • Attorney General Barr says Trump’s tweets “make it impossible for me to do my job.”
  • Pentagon to divert $3.8 billion for Trump’s border wall.