News Roundup 02/05/18
By: Celina Ochoa
1) Super Bowl 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles took the big win yesterday at the 2018 Super Bowl, scoring 41-33 against the New England Patriots. CBS Sports stated this was “One of the most unforgettable Super Bowls in history saw a Patriots fourth-quarter comeback, but it was the Eagles who scored the decisive touchdowns, tacked on a field goal, and came up with a huge strip sack of Tom Brady to put the game out of reach.” The Eagles had a lot of unexpected injuries this season but they were able to make it to the big game.This victory’s outcome got the Eagles their first Super Bowl championship ever. The last time the Eagles won the NFL title was in 1960, before Super Bowl was created.
2) Democratic Party Has A Chance to Rise Again
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined the Republicans effort to the redrawing of the states 18 congressional districts before the years midterm elections. This is news for the Democratic Party because the Republicans have ran the line drawing process in Pennsylvania for 20 years already.“Pennsylvania was already hosting a handful of competitive races but a brand new congressional map is the ultimate wild card. Not only could it weaken the Republicans' incumbency advantage in key districts, but it could scramble the fields of Democratic challenger trying to replace them.” said CNN. If the democrats can get six or more spots it would get them one quarter of the way back to majority rules.
3) Powerball Winner Wants to Stay Anonymous
The winner of last month’s $560 million Powerball was a women from New Hampshire. She could soon be the world’s newest winner of millions of dollars. Due to lottery rules, everyone in the world would know who she is.The woman is asking a judge to let her keep the cash and remain anonymous for personal reasons. According to the Washington post, “The law doesn’t appear to be on her side. New Hampshire lottery rules require the winner’s name, town and amount won be available for public information, in accordance with open record laws." In addition, any attention given to a lotto winner like photos or interviews is considered good marketing for playing the game.
Source: The Washington Post