NFL Makes History with All-Black Officiating Crew

This week’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers featured the first all-Black officiating crew in NFL history.What We Know:The crew was made up of head referee Jerome Boger, umpire Barry Anderson, down judge Julian Mapp, line judge Carl Johnson, field j

  Sagar Biswas

Formal Transition Between Trump and Biden Administrations Begin

The Trump administration is ready to begin the formal transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden.What We Know:Emily Murphy sent a letter to the Biden team informing them that he has been ascertained as the winner of the 2020 presidential election by the General Services Administration. This wi

  Sagar Biswas

FDA Allows Emergency Use of 2nd Antibody Drug to Fight COVID-19

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a second emergency use authorization of monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of COVID-19.What We Know:This experimental drug made by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is one of the treatments Trump received during his sickness. It is a combination

  Maya Nwosu

NBA Players Meet With Pope Francis

Players and officials from their union were invited to discuss matters with the Pope himself.What We Know:A delegation of five NBA players and officials from the Players Association met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday. They discussed their efforts in social justice and economic inequality

  Sagar Biswas

Lakers And Clippers Add Key Bigs In Free Agency

The Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers have added some of the most interesting big men from this free agent class, continuing their arms race for championship contention.What We Know:The Lakers really did not have to add much this offseason. They are the reigning champs and no other team has put togeth

  Sagar Biswas

Mom Placed into COVID-19 Coma Wakes to Find She’s Given Birth to Twins

When Perpetual Uke was put on a ventilator and into an induced coma due to COVID-19, she was pregnant with twins.What We Know:When Uke awoke, she was not pregnant anymore. She was amazed to find she’d given birth to her newborns while in the hospital.Uke told Sky News, “By the time I woke up, I was

  Willania Ortiz

CDC Recommends Americans Do NOT Travel for Thanksgiving

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urged Americans not to travel during Thanksgiving. COVID-19 cases are starting to increase and rise across the country.What We Know:According to the CDC, ”travel may increase your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Postponing travel and sta

  Mirah Borden

Biden Holds Emotional Virtual Meeting with Health Care Workers

On Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden held a virtual meeting with front-line health care workers to discuss the future actions his administration will take against Covid-19.What We Know:During Biden’s meeting, he discussed how the white house has delayed the transition process in which President D

  Rebecca Eugene

COVID-19 Outbreak on Coast Guard Vessel Cuts Counter-Drug Patrol Short

A Coast Guard ship on a counternarcotics watch returned to its homeport Wednesday after 11 members of its 133-person troupe tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said.What We Know:The USCG (United States Coast Guard) Cutter Stratton left Coast Guard Base Alameda, California on Oct. 28 on wh

  Willania Ortiz

R. Kelly Sex Trafficking and Racketeering Case Scheduled for April

R. Kelly’s sex trafficking and racketeering case was scheduled for July but got pushed back due to COVID-19. On Thursday, a Judge ruled the case will officially go on trial in April.What We Know:The case’s jury will be selected over the course of 10 days in mid-March according to District Court Judg

  Maya Nwosu

White House Rejected Plan to Pay Mental Health Services for Migrant Families

The Trump administration has shut down a deal that would have provided mental health services for migrant families left traumatized after being forcibly separated.What We Know:In October 2019, lawyer Mark Rosenbaum with Public Counsel, a pro bono interest law firm, stated that the Justice Department

  Maya Nwosu

Nearly Half of 83 People Who Attended Ohio Wedding Test Positive for COVID-19

An Ohio wedding held last month appears to have been a COVID-19 super spreader event.What We Know:The Ohio wedding welcomed 83 guests. Held October 31st, 32 of the 83 guests have tested positive, including the newlyweds and 3 of their grandparents. The newlyweds had to cut their North Carolina honey

  Rachel Masloske

Google Pay App Now Allows Peer-to-Peer Payment

Google is now stepping into the world of banking. They will be introducing “Plex,” their Mastercard Debit Card, in the coming new year.What We Know:Google has partnered with Citi and Stanford Federal Credit Union to launch the mobile bank accounts and said it plans to add eleven new partner institut

  Mirah Borden

Billy Porter to Make Directorial Debut with ‘What If?’

Emmy winner Billy Porter will make his directorial debut with a coming of age story, What If?What We Know: Porter won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2019 for his performance on FX’s Pose. Additionally, Porter originated the role of Lola in Broadway’s Kinky Boots. He went on

  Rachel Masloske

Cavaliers Player Kevin Porter Jr. Arrested on Gun Charges

Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Porter Jr. was arrested on November 15th in Ohio at the site of a crash for improper handling of a firearm, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and traffic charges.What We Know:The 20-year-old rolled over his Mercedes-Benz on interstate 76 in Mahoning County. Porter

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Chuck Grassley, 87, Second-oldest Senator Tests Positive for COVID-19

Chuck Grassley, the U.S. senator for Iowa, is briefly leaving the Senate to self-isolate at home after testing positive for coronavirus.What We Know:Grassley, 87, is the second-oldest senator and the most senior Republican in the chamber. He is president pro tempore of the Senate, which makes him th

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