In the News This Week

by Debra Brown

Saudi Arabia

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Puerto Rico Governor Warns of a Humanitarian Crisis.

Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico said on Monday that the island was on the brink of a “humanitarian crisis” nearly a week after Hurricane Maria knocked out its power and most of its water, and left residents waiting in excruciating lines for fuel. He called on Congress to prevent a deepening disaster. After facing criticism for a lack of public support for Puerto Rico, Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would visit the island next week.

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Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill is Dead.

Republican leaders have decided not to vote on Obamacare repeal legislation this week, effectively ending the party’s latest effort to wipe away the 2010 health care law. Insurance coverage for Americans who rely on Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act remains intact.


Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban On Women Driving.

Saudi Arabia’s king to allow women to drive, marking a historic move for women’s rights movement in the country. The change, which was announced as a royal decree from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is set to take effect in June 2018 after a government committee studies how to implement the policy.


Cardi B Makes History as the Second Solo Female Rapper To Top The Singles Chart.

Cardi B has become the first woman rapper to score an unassisted No. 1 Billboard Chart hit since Lauryn Hill 19 years ago.


Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations.

The Education Department announced Friday it is formally rescinding Obama-era guidance on how schools should handle sexual assaults under Title IX federal law. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced earlier this month that her department was concerned that previous guidance denied proper due process to those accused.


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