In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Trump, last night, challenged divided lawmakers and a polarized nation to look past his turbulent early days in office and rally behind the “America First” vision of his history-making campaign. “A new national pride is sweeping across our nation,” Trump said to a packed House of Representatives, “What we are witnessing today is the renewal of the American spirit.”
New Trump order drops Iraq from travel ban list—The 12-page document no longer singles out Syrian refugees for an indefinite ban and instead includes them as part of a general, 120-day suspension of new refugee admissions.
Ash Wednesday ushers in Lent, the 40-day period (excluding Sundays) of penance that precedes Easter, which is when Christians believe Jesus was resurrected. It’s often a time of fasting and reflection.
Delta fliers are in for a tasty free treat–And is bringing back free meal service for coach passengers starting with a few select coast-to-coast routes. The change begins today on flights between New York JFK and both Los Angeles and San Francisco. On those routes, fliers get a breakfast option in the morning and a sandwich or wrap option later in the day. If you think you’re missing out, don’t worry. Delta is planning to expand the program to more cities in April.
Oregon library offers ‘Adulting 101’ classes for millennials-and has launched a new program to help young adults fend for themselves once they leave home.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) had a problem with its storage service yesterday morning that broke websites and services across the internet. More comedically, the site a lot of people use to check the status of the internet at any given time — downdetector.com — was also down. Everything is working again this morning.
Parts of the Midwest were hit with tornadoes yesterday. Some of the worst damage happened in Ottawa, Illinois – which is southwest of Chicago. In Missouri, Highway Patrol says that 15 cars were picked up from a junkyard. At least two people across the Midwest lost their lives.
The FBI is investigating the shooting of two Indian men in Kansas as a hate crime. One of the men has died in the incident last week.
A new bill intended to protect people from cyberbullying one step closer to becoming a law in Texas. It lays out clearer definitions of what bullying is and gives schools, and investigators more power to find out who the bullies are. It would also hold parents of bullies liable.