President Donald Trump has introduced the new draft of his travel ban order, which now leaves out Iraq from the list of blocked countries. The indefinite ban on Syrian refugees has been reduced to 120 days. The American Civil Liberties Union, which sued to block the first order, sees this one pretty much the same way, so expect legal challenges.
- The Supreme Court has punted a case about public school transgender facility accommodation back down to lower courts. It had initially planned to hear the case at the end of the month, but the Trump administration revoked orders put forth by President Barack Obama's administration, which changed everything.
- The Supreme Court also ruled today that courts can breach the concept of secrecy in the jury room if racial or ethnic slurs may have played a role in a juror's decision whether to convict somebody.
- The Marines are investigating allegations that several members have been sharing naked pictures of female Marines online.
- ISIS militants allegedly used chemical weapons in a battle in Mosul, Iraq, last week, injuring at least a dozen civilians.
- The former mayor of Stockton, California, has been arrested for charges that include embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, and grand theft. Stockton notably went bankrupt a few years ago.
The Scandinavian country is betting against draconian restrictions and in favor of the free movement of people and goods.
A former staffer says he sexually assaulted her in 1993.
No, British Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson Has Not 'Drastically Downgraded' His Worst-Case Projection of COVID-19 Deaths
But he has raised his estimate of the virus's reproduction number, which implies a lower fatality rate than his research group initially assumed.
That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.
One way of getting a perspective on the magnitude of the problem, at least today, and in what seems to be the hardest-hit country.