In the Know: March 13, 2015

“We know the march is not yet over, the race is not yet won, and that reaching that blessed destination where we are judged by the content of our characterrequires admitting as much.” President Obama, commemorating the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, Ala.

Nation
From bad to worse in Ferguson. State and county police took over protest security on Thursday as tensions ran high after two police officers were “pure ambushed” and shot.

An army Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the waters of Florida’s coast killing all 11 service members aboard. Why it went down during a training mission is still to be determined.

The University of Oklahoma shut down a fraternity (Sigma Alpha Epsilon) whose members chanted a racial slur and referenced lynching in a video that surfaced online. “You are disgraceful. You have violated all that we stand for,” David Boren, the president, said.

World
In the latest ISIS news, they are now expanding into West Africa. Sort of.

11 men were killed in an Afghanistan mosque while in prayer; it was an apparently well-planned operation.

Politics
Hillary Clinton responded to the growing controversy over her email Tuesday, and it looks like campaign season has begun.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press has sued over the matter.

A letter written by 47 GOP senators to Iran has been roundly criticized across the country. A rare consensus among the press has emerged: what the %* were they thinking?

Business
The FCC has made its net neutrality rules public… all 400 pages of them.

Uber pledges to enlist 1 million female drivers by 2020.

Health
Ebola is back in the U.S.

Promising research in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Science
Could your political ideals affect your happiness?

Climate change is “one of the top challenges facing our world today,” Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

Women’s Affairs
15-year-old Emelin from rural Guatemala addressed the U.N. this week in the “Every Woman Every Child” program presented as part of the Commission on the Status of Women. “We [adolescent girls] have a voice and we are going to use it.”

Ellen Pao, CEO of Reddit, is suing her former employer venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins for $16 million. The offense? Gender discrimination. Silicon Valley has all eyes on this one.

“If you are not willing to eat your lunch in the bathroom, then don’t expect me to feed my kid there,” said photographer Tamar Shugert.

image via