News Roundup: Here's What You Missed
By Hector Solorzano
1. March for Immigrant Rights in Downtown Los Angeles:
Thousands of marchers gathered and marched in Downtown L.A. Saturday morning to fight for immigrant rights. The march comes one day after "A Day Without Immigrants" movement. Tensions have raised in the immigrant community as I.C.E. continues to roundup immigrants across the country. The march kicked off at Pershing Square and continued to Los Angeles City Hall, where a rally was held. The storm hitting Southern California on Saturday stopped for the majority of the event, allowing more people to rush into the city.
- Source: The Los Angeles Times
2. Trump Rallies in Florida Manifesting Promises:
Trump held a rally in Florida — a rare act for a sitting president. It started with Melania Trump reciting a prayer followed by an introduction for her husband, President Trump. He began by bashing the "media" as he has done before in past press conferences. Regarding the controversial refugee ban, Trump said he has a plan to replace the previous ban which he will unravel within the next two weeks. One of the main topics during the rally was the replacement of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Although a formal replacement has not been released, Trump told his supporters "We are going to be submitting, in a couple of weeks, a great health care plan that's going to take the place of the disaster known as Obamacare. It will be repealed and replaced."
- Source: Huffington Post
3. Storms Continue to Hit Southern California:
Four people have been reportedly killed during the fierce storm hitting parts of California. A 55 year old man, from Sherman Oaks, was electrocuted and killed after a power line was blown over by the wind. In Studio City, two cars were consumed by a sink hole after the heavy rain deteriorated the roads. 78,000 people still had no power on Saturday. Parts of San Bernardino County received eight inches of rain and experienced 70 mph gusts throughout the day.
- Source: ABC News
4. Roe, of Roe V. Wade, Norma McCorvey Dies at 69:
Norma McCorvery, better known under her pseudonym Jane Roe, took her case to the Supreme Court in 1970 that would historically legalize abortions in the United States. By the time the supreme court had their ruling, McCorvery had completed her pregnancy. Although the ruling did not change McCorvery's case, it impacts and continues to impact many women in the United States. In the 1990s, McCorvery dramatically switched positions on abortion after becoming a Christian. She then campaigned with a pro-life organization.
- Source: NPR
5. Bill Maher Converses With Milo Yiannopoulos:
Bill Maher has been criticized for not challenging right-wing author and speaker Milo Yiannopoulos. Milo is openly gay but has trolled the LGBTQ community and other minorities on social media platforms. He began the interview by criticizing women, gay men and the transgender community. Maher continued by asking his panel questions while allowing Milo to also chime in. Milo claims that he has all the right to be politically incorrect because of the freedom of speech. UC Berkeley recently cancelled Milo's speech at the campus due to safety concerns.
- Source: The New York Times