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1. Harriet Tubman Is Now On The $20 Bill
After years of petitioning, Harriet Tubman, everyone’s favorite engineer on the Underground Railroad, is now going to be the first woman honored on American currency — at least that’s what a group is petitioning for. The “Women On 20’s” movement will now be campaigning for her to replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Read the full story here at NBC News.
2. UVA Dean Sues Rolling Stone For Defamation In Gang Rape Investigative Report
Months after the story published, the Rolling Stone is still under fire for its faulty reporting in its infamous gang rape story at the University of Virginia. Nicole P. Eramo, an associate dean of students, is now suing the publication for wrongly portraying her as the “chief villain” who discouraged the rape victim for coming forward to testify. Read the story here at the Washington Post.
3. Obama Gets Pushback From Senate Democrats on Pacific Trade Deal
Obama and the Republicans are finally agreeing on something for a change, but it’s the Democrats that are putting up a fight in the president’s efforts at a trade deal with Asia. The Republicans are game for the Trans-Pacific Partnership because they believe it will give all of the countries involved a serious economy boost, but Democrats are giving it the cold shoulder for not including enough protections on workers’ rights. Read the full story at the New York Times.
4. Commuter Train Derails, Leaves 6 Dead and Approximately 150 Injured
Wednesday morning started off to a grave and in some cases fatal start for some commuters headed from Washington, D.C. to New York. More than 200 people have now been treated from a train crash last night at Philadelphia hospitals and eight are in critical condition. Read the story here at CNN.
5. US Sets its Sights on Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine
Researchers in the US are preparing to evaluate the Climavax vaccine developed in Cuba for approval from the Food and Drug Administration. This development comes while the Obama administration has been working to improve relations with Cuba after a 55-year trade embargo. Read the story here at Wired.