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MONDAY - 02/08/21
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Welcome to Bullet Points by News Bling where we give you a well-rounded dose of bias-free news in the fewest words possible so you can start your day smart. 🧐
 

POLITICS 🏛️

Wyoming Republican party censures U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney

  • Cheney was one of the 10 party members who voted to impeach Trump due to his role in the Jan. 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol
  • Cheney said that she has no plans to resign
  • The censure holds mostly just symbolic weight as Cheney will still keep her position in Congress as a Representative for Wyoming

WORLD 🌎

Myanmar internet shutdown Saturday following protests of military coup

  • After the democratic election of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party, the military in Myanmar seized government control on Feb. 1
  • Thousands took to the streets to protest the coup and the release of Suu Kyi, who is currently detained
  • Internet access has now been restored, but was cut off during the weekend by the military junta in response to the protests

BUSINESS 💰

House and Senate approve budget resolution for Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan

  • The budget plans to provide money for vaccine distribution, hospitals, schools, a $1,400 stimulus check, and further pandemic unemployment aid
  • Next, the House and Senate committees will begin drafting legislation using the proposed framework. This process can take weeks and will need unanimous agreements among Senate Democrats

TECH 📱

SpaceX announces plans to send first civilian crew to space

  • Civilians have gone to space in the past, but always alongside NASA astronauts or Russian cosmonauts. This will be the first time a crew of entirely civilians will fly8
  • The crew will be led by Jared Isaacman, a pilot and billionaire entrepreneur
  • The mission is planned to be launched later in the 2021 year and crew members will go through SpaceX preparation training before

US 🦅

Biden ends Trump’s restrictions on asylum seekers at the southwest border

  • Biden is overturning the Trump administration’s agreement to send people seeking asylum in the U.S., to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador
  • This new legislation is one step in Biden’s road to undo much of Trump’s immigration policy
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. withdrawal was meant to “establish a cooperative, mutually respectful approach to managing migration across the region”

SPORTS 🏈

Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the reigning champs, Kansas City Chiefs in SuperBowl

  • The two teams played Sunday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Bucs made history, hammering the Chiefs 31-9 in their second Superbowl victory and being the first team to win while at their home stadium
  • The game was spit by a halftime show performance by The Weekend
  • Rewatch live game footage here

EXTRA BLING ✨

  • Astrology 🌠. Mercury is in retrograde until Feb. 20, offering external explanation for your issues
  • Celebrity 🎥. Jojo Siwa, the popstar with a young but massive following, comes out as gay and hints at her happy relationship
  • Food 🍪. Limited edition Lady Gaga oreos have hit stores with vanilla flavored pink and green filling
  • Interesting 🤔. The commercials that make the Superbowl interesting for those non-sports fans


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