What You Missed Last Week
Were you too caught up in school and other activities last week to pay attention to the news? Do you want to be informed about current events? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you missed last week.
1. Trump dodges second impeachment
The Senate acquitted former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial on Saturday. The verdict that Trump was not guilty of inciting the riot at the Capitol amounted to a bipartisan rebuke of the former President. Seven Republican Senators voted to convict Trump. Trump still faces criminal investigations in Georgia and New York. These investigations add to a heaping list of legal issues facing the former President that could threaten his finances and possibly his freedom. Although Trump was not found guilty a second time, many believe that this second impeachment will be enough to prevent him from being successful with his 2024 campaign.
2. New COVID News
The World Health Organization Wuhan mission has found possible signs of a widespread original COVID outbreak in 2019. The mission found several indicators of the more wide-ranging 2019 spread. Investigators from the WHO are urgently seeking access to blood samples from Wuhan that China has not let the investigators examine. Changes in a virus’ genetic makeup are common and usually harmless, but the discovery of so many possible variants suggests that it has been circulating for longer than just December. This genetic material is the first physical evidence to emerge to bolster this theory.
3. Harry and Meghan are expecting another child
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, are expecting an addition to their family. Their son Archie is 19 months old. Harry and Meghan stepped back from their roles as members of the British royal family at the beginning of last year and now live in Santa Barbara, California.
4. “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison steps down
Chris Harrison has “stepped aside” indefinitely from the iconic reality TV show after a controversial interview. He defended a frontrunner on the current season who came under scrutiny for social media photos from her past, including a photo of her at an antebellum plantation-themed fraternity party in 2018. He defended this act by saying others attended such events. Harrison has stated, “This historic season of The Bachelor should not be marred or overshadowed by my mistakes or diminished by my actions.”