In the Know: January 16, 2015

“It’s pretty surreal to see rock climbing get this much attention, but I think it kind of points to larger themes that everyone can relate to: dreaming big, seeing their projects to the end. Everyone has their own Dawn Wall so I think that’s what maybe is resonating with everyone.” Kevin Jorgeson, on conquering El Capitan’s 3,000 foot Dawn Wall in Yosemite National Park. The two climbers made history using only their hands and feet scaling the “world’s most difficult rock climb.”

Nation
Starting Friday, the Obama administration will begin easing travel restrictions to Cuba. But don’t pack your bags just yet.

The FBI arrested an Ohio man on Wednesday for an alleged intent to attack the U.S. Capitol.

Another major shakeup in the Secret Service.

Religious debate happening on Duke’s campus.

World
A branch of Al Qaeda located in Yemen has claimed responsibility for last week’s Charlie Hebdo attack, saying it was launched in retaliation for the prophet Mohammed.

In the wake of last week’s tragic attack, France has taken some pretty major steps to rein in speech and protect certain sites, causing some concern.

ISIS released another video, this time of a young boy who appears to execute two men accused of being Russian spies.

Belgium security forces killed two terror suspects on Thursday, foiling a major terror attack.

Politics
The House passed a spending bill that would defund some major parts of the President’s immigration plan, but the Senate isn’t so sure they’ll be able to follow suit.

Arizona will became the first state to require high school students to pass a civics test to graduate when the governor signs a bill that was fast-tracked.

Business
The U.S. budget deficit has fallen to its lowest amount since 2007, one more good sign that the economy might just be improving.

Sorry, Canada. Target is closing all of its stores.

Health
Eating within a 12-hour window may actually help you maintain a healthy weight.

Science
Humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. Not good.

“What the science has shown is that human activities — economic growth, technology, consumption – are destabilizing the global environment.”

Women’s Affairs
Everyone’s favorite #GirlBoss is stepping down. She’ll stay on as as executive chairman and make room for Sheree Waterson, Nasty Gal’s current president, to take over as CEO.

The debate continues: Is Hillary running?

Women and their wealth.

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