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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO SELL VISION FOR BUDGET IN TONIGHT’S ADDRESS TO A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS As well as explain his plans for deep cuts to the EPA, State Department, and other parts of the federal budget in order to pay for a hike in military spending. Cuts to entitlement programs are not currently on the chopping block, which could cause tensions with Republicans in Congress. And try your hand at balancing the federal budget with this interactive. [HuffPost]
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS AND DAY SCHOOLS HIT WITH ANOTHER WAVE OF THREATS Bomb threats to at least 13 Jewish community centers and eight day schools forced evacuations in 16 states. [HuffPost]
COMPANY THAT OWNS KAY JEWELERS AND JARED THE GALLERIA OF JEWELRY FACES MASSIVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASE “Declarations from roughly 250 women and men who worked at Sterling, filed as part of a private class-action arbitration case, allege that female employees at the company throughout the late 1990s and 2000s were routinely groped, demeaned and urged to sexually cater to their bosses to stay employed.” [WaPo]
GEORGE W. BUSH PRAISED THE FREE PRESS AND A WELCOMING IMMIGRATION SYSTEM Which is hard to interpret as anything but shade thrown at the current president. [HuffPost]
THAT OSCARS GAFFE? WATCHED BY THE SMALLEST AUDIENCE SINCE 2008 Just 32.9 million viewers tuned in. Here’s how Sammy Davis Jr. handled a similar flub with grace over 50 years ago. And another massive gaffe at the Oscars? The In Memoriam segment featured the photo of a woman who is very much alive. [HuffPost]
SPACEX WILL SEND TWO PRIVATE CITIZENS AROUND THE MOON IN 2018 We’d volunteer, but apparently large sums of money have already been exchanged. [HuffPost]
HERE ARE THE 12 FAMILIES OF BACTERIA THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS WE NEED NEW ANTIBIOTICS FOR The WHO called these “priority pathogens” the greatest threats to human health. [Reuters]
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MEET THE PwC EMPLOYEE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONE OF THE BIGGEST OSCAR GAFFES OF ALL TIME Brian Cullinan definitely had a rocky Monday after his mistake caused PricewaterhouseCoopers a maelstrom of negative press. At least we all got this Meryl Streepreaction gif? [HuffPost]
AND YOU THOUGHT THE DRESSES DURING THE OSCARS WERE SOMETHING... The after-party outfits were on a whole other level. Heck, Gabrielle Union basically invented a new category: bikini-cover-up combos. And Viola Davis rocked sneakers. But the best moment of the night? It’s a tie between the pure friendship expressed in this hug between Best Actress winners Emma Stone and Brie Larson and Jeremy Renner walking his three-year-old daughter down the red carpet. [HuffPost]
RBG WORKS OUT HARDER THAN YOU DO At least according to this Politico journalist, who was huffing and puffing after the 83-year-old Supreme Court Justice’s workout, which she completes twice a week. [Politico]
BEFORE YOU GO
~ In an interview airing this morning on “Fox and Friends,” the president says he believes Barack Obama is behind the town hall protests.
~ This Smithsonian piece on the “great escape of the Holocaust” is a must-read.
~ Here’s why you might find a little plastic baby hiding in your king’s cake today.
~ You decide ― is this photo of Kellyanne Conway in the Oval Office worth all the memes?
~ Your favorite “Gossip Girl” angst-ridden crush just got married.
~ The beauty of centenarians, in portraits.
~ There really is nothing better than MLB photo day.
~ Make sure to test your knowledge of the news by checking out our HuffPost’s Headline Quiz.
~ Be right back, counting down the minutes until we get new music from Lorde.
~ Kate Middleton proved you didn’t need to be at the Oscars to look like a star.
~ “How to use dark matter detectors to catch a uranium thief.”
~ Woof: Looks like there won’t be a dog in the White House, which is almost as sad as the joke preceding this news.
~ The Atlantic has a nifty new tool that shows you your life in the context of historical events. We’re a bit sad to hear that iTunes factors so heavily into our timeline, but alas.