5 things you need to know from this week, plus 1 you don’t.
Oct. 24, 2019 – The Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into the Russian collusion and election interference probe. What began as an inquiry has turned into an investigation, allowing witnesses and documents to be subpoenaed. It is unclear as to what crime is being investigated. Read this article for more information.
Oct. 24, 2019 – A Texas judge ruled that both of 7-year-old James Younger’s parents will retain custody of him, after a jury decided earlier in the week that Younger’s mother would have sole conservatorship over her son whom she claims is a girl. The judge’s decision came after media reports and a trending Twitter hashtag had raised awareness about the case following the jury’s verdict, which led to Texas Congress members and the governor to take action. Judge Kim Cooks, who presided over the case, placed a gag order on Jeff Younger, James’ father, to prevent him from discussing the decision with the press. The findings of the court also mention how Younger deceived his ex-wife, Dr. Anne Georgulas, by claiming he was a professor and marine, among other things. Additionally, he abused Georgulas’ daughters. To read more about the case, see the original and updated articles.
Oct. 25, 2019 – Gas is purchased with food and cigarettes in Venezuela as inflation increases. While gas is plentiful in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, the rest of the country experiences shortages that cause mile-long lines. Some people do not pay for gas at all because of how cheap it is and since they have little to offer in return, while others give whatever they have with them. Find out more about the situation in Venezuela here.
Oct. 26, 2019 – Light the Night Walk in Norfolk raised over $400,000 on Saturday. This was the most money ever raised in Hampton Roads for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The society funds research for cures and provides support for patients. Learn more about the story here.
Oct. 26, 2019 – House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff refuses to allow certain committee members and other representatives to view the records of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, in violation of House rules. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) posted a video on his Twitter account explaining the rules regarding committee records and showed how he was unable to obtain them himself. He also mentioned how Chairman Schiff (D-CA) selectively leaks information from the committee to the press. To watch the video, click here.
And the bonus – High School Musical 4 to happen in the near future?