• Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans Must Leave, According to the Trump Administration
The Department of Homeland Security announced on Monday that it would terminate the Temporary Protected Status designation for El Savador. The termination is set for Sept. 9, 2019, which means that more than 200,000 El Salvadorans have 18 months to leave the U.S. or find another legal way to stay.
• Swiss Snow Strands Thousands at a Ski Resort
On Monday, almost 40 inches of snow fell on a ski resort in Switzerland, with another 3 feet forecasted on Tuesday. More than 13,000 tourists are trapped at the Swiss resort of Zermatt and facing a high risk of avalanches.
• Has the Cure for Alzheimer’s Arrived?
A new experimental drug called J147 is making waves in the scientific community as a possible cure for Alzheimer’s. It’s been shown to treat Alzheimer’s and reverse age in mice. The drug is almost ready for clinical trials in humans.
• Southern California Mud Deluge Kills 15
15 people have died so far in devastating mudslides caused by heavy rainfall in Santa Barbara County, Southern California. As of Wednesday morning, 300 people were trapped by debris in the Montecito’s Romero Canyon area. Rescues continue as people search for missing family and friends.
• Thailand Prime Minister Leaves Reporters with a Cardboard Cutout of Himself
In a jab at the press, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-ocha left a life-size cardboard cutout of himself at a news conference on Tuesday. Before departing and leaving the press with his cardboard likeness, the prime minister said, “If you have any questions on politics or conflict… ask this guy.”
• Oprah to Run for President in 2020?
At the 2018 Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey entertained the notion of running for president in 2020, after giving a passionate speech on the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment. “Oprah will be a lot of fun,” says President Donald Trump in response, “Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah.”
• New Pictures of Jupiter Reveal a Stunning, Living Painting
NASA has released new and stunning close ups of Jupiter from the Juno space probe. The pictures reveal Jupiter’s massive and breathtaking storms, constantly raging on and swirling about each other in tinges of blue, white, and green. It’s a painting come to life, far out in our galaxy.
• While Everyone Wore Black, She Wore Red, the 2018 Golden Globes Controversy
While most actors and actresses chose to wear black at the Golden Globes in protest of sexual harassment in Hollywood, actress Blanca Blanco wore a bright red dress. On social media Blanco received much pushback, as well as support, for her choice of fashion at the Golden Globes.
• Joe Arpaio to Run for Arizona Senate
Joe Arpaio, a former county sheriff and a controversial figure in the world of law enforcement and immigration in Arizona, is running for the U.S. senate. He cited his “one unwavering reason” of running in a tweet: “to support the agenda and policies of President Donald Trump.”
• Snow in the Sahara
On Sunday, snow fell onto what is usually a blistering Sahara Desert. The surprising event has only happened three times in the last 40 years. Before that, the Sahara Desert only received snow last year and back in 1979.