Good morning. Great moments are born from great opportunity. And that’s what David Ayres had on Sunday, when the 42-year-old Zamboni driver subbed in as an emergency goalie for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, picking up an improbable 6-3 victory.
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“No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
This Week at a Glance
Monday: President Trump visits India for the first time as POTUS
Tuesday: South Carolina Democratic debate, Home Depot & Macy’s earnings
Thousands of hacked emails belonging to Hilary Clinton that were obtained by the Russian government preceding the 2016 election.
Documents detailing U.S. involvement in the arming, training, and funding of Yemeni forces for six years before the Yemen War began.
What’s next? Assange’s UK extradition trial will likely stretch into June. Should he face extradition, his U.S. trial has major First Amendment implications – no journalist has ever been fully prosecuted by the U.S. government for publishing leaked documents.
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Sanders Wins Nevada Caucus
Bernie Sanders was declared the winner of Saturday’s Nevada Democratic caucus by multiple news organizations (88% of the vote was tallied as of our e-print). Sanders will capture at least 17 of the 36 delegates at stake according to NBC, while Biden is projected to win at least seven.
On Friday, the jury in the trial of Harvey Weinstein sent a note to the judge asking whether it was possible to be hung on two charges and be unanimous on the others. The judge responded by telling the jury to keep deliberating – Weinstein could be convicted of predatory sexual assault should the jury find him guilty on the two charges in question (carrying a sentence of up to life in prison).
Over the weekend, three women not involved in the suit testified about uncharged crimes of sexual assault allegedly perpetrated by Weinstein.
Wells Fargo agreed to pay $3 billion to settle criminal and civil probes into its fake-account scandal. Under the terms of the deal, Wells Fargo is placed under a three-year probationary period, during which the DOJ reserves the right to prosecute criminally.
The company was found guilty of creating millions of fraudulent accounts for its customers without consent.
According to the WSJ, Intuit is set to acquire Credit Karma for roughly $7 billion in cash and stock sometime this week. The deal would be the largest in the company’s 37-year history, and the first major move for CEO Sasan Goodarzi.
TikTok Off The Clock
The TSA announced it is banning employees from using TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media app, for social media outreach. The move comes after Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent the agency a letter on Saturday raising security concerns about the app.
More: All branches of the U.S. military, along with the Department of Homeland Security, have a similar TikTok ban in place.
SuperMom Saves the Day
When Holly McNally’s new baby boy decided he was coming out 26 minutes after her water broke, there was not a doctor in sight – just Holly and a nurse.
Holly took matters into her own hands and delivered the baby herself. But it doesn’t end there. Four days after giving birth, Holly ran towards a fiery car crash and risked her life to save the trapped driver just seconds before a gas explosion.
Set to Vet
During the last economic downturn, veterinarian Dr. Kwane Stewart was distraught to see the high amount of animals surrendered to his clinic by people who had lost their homes.
Over the last nine years, Kwane has dedicated his life to traveling up and down the California coast treating homeless people’s pets at no cost, and was recently named the GoFundMe Hero of February.
Nine-year-old Quaden Bayles, diagnosed with dwarfism, was getting picked on by classmates, driving him to tears. His mother recorded his emotional response one day and posted the video on social media to illustrate the damages of bullying.
The video captured the attention of dozens of celebrities across the internet, including comedian Brad Williams – also living with a form of dwarfism – who raised enough money to send Quaden and his family to Disneyland.
Return of the King… Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury TKO’d Deontay ‘Bronze Bomber’ Wilder in the seventh round to claim boxing’s WBC heavyweight title Saturday night.
Pay for Say… Facebook will now offer to pay some users for recordings of their voice in an effort to improve the company’s speech recognition technology.