In the Know: February 27, 2015

“It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America.” Patricia Arquette, in her Oscars acceptance speech. She won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Boyhood” and some gave her the “side-eye” for her declaration.

Nation
The “American Sniper” trial has come to a close with a guilty verdict.

Three men in Brooklyn have been charged with attempting to join and aid ISIS.

The South has now felt winter’s wrath.

World
Paris police arrested three journalists for illegally flying a drone this week, after suspicious activity that has the city on high alert.

This week ISIS militants destroyed ancient artifacts at a museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul; aggressively raided Syria and are taking Christian hostages; and are invading Libya. One of the top (usually masked) militants was identified. Need an ISIS refresher? Read this.

Politics
The House and Senate remained deadlocked on how to fund the Department of Homeland Security Thursday with less than 48 hours before the agency will go without funding.

The Federal Communications Commission has spoken: Net neutrality is happening. Rules will be implemented to ensure Internet service providers treat all legal content equally.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will deliver a controversial speech to Congress next week.

President Obama slapped a big fat veto on Keystone XL this week, just the third veto of his presidency so far.

Business
“If folks are going to pour money into marketing unhealthy foods,” First Lady Michelle Obama said, “then let’s fight back with ads for healthy foods, right? Let’s do this.

Finally closer to finding an emoji that looks like you, thanks to Apple.

Health
New data on food allergies: when parents should introduce new foods to babies, and if it makes a difference.

Science
A new study suggests pot might just be safer than alcohol… a whole lot safer. Just ask D.C.

Women’s Affairs
Championed by Reese Witherspoon, the #AskHerMore campaign persuaded reporters to ask females about creative endeavors on the Oscars’ red carpet, not just, “Who are you wearing?”

Hillary Clinton, her appeal to women, and a (still) possible 2016 run. “Our economy seems to still be operating like it’s 1955,” she said this week.

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