In the Know: March 20, 2015

“I just think that there was an opportunity that presented itself to work in a bipartisan way to find the appropriate offsets, spending offsets. And the door opened, and I decided to walk in it. As simple as that.” House Speaker John Boehner, on why he chose to cut a deal with Democrats on the Medicare bill instead of running it by his own members 

A suspect was arrested in a shooting rampage in the Phoenix suburbs.

A University of Virginia student was bloodied during an arrest by a state liquor control agent sparking outrage among fellow students.

March Madness is here! How are your brackets?

Gunmen attacked a museum in Tunisia, killing at least 20. Nine suspects have been arrested, and the Islamic State has taken credit.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been re-elected. President Obama took two days to say congrats.

Japanese authorities are investigating death threats against the American ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy.

Republican budgets in both the House and Senate would add to military spending—but the debate has only just begun.

The Texas Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would allow people to carry concealed handguns on college campuses.

Bad news for America’s fittest congressman.

The Fed says it might raise rates, but it could be a while.

Starbucks is sticking by its “race together” campaign, even with the criticism it received. (Also, how do you feel about Starbucks delivery?)

A class action lawsuit in California claims there are high levels of arsenic in some varieties of low-cost wine.

Nearly 30 people have tested positive for tuberculosis at a Kansas City-area high school.

California announces $1 billion emergency drought relief package.

Hard to believe it’s the first official day of Spring this weekend?

Women’s Affairs
First Lady Michelle Obama is in Japan now, continuing the conversation about her initiative to “Let Girls Learn.” “When we put limits on women’s lives we stifle their full potential,” she said.

Have you seen Monica Lewinsky’s TED talk?

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