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Bwoglines: Actual Gun Control Edition

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Holster them bad boys!
Holster them bad boys!

This can be your protest sign for when Congress inevitably takes an eternity to act.

Happening in the World: According to officials, the wife of the ex-president of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, has been arrested on graft charges that including taking funds from programs for the poor. She is accused of stealing 16 million lempiras ($650,000) along with other former officials. (Reuters)

Happening in the US: Donald Trump has surprised lawmakers (and basically everyone else) after seemingly embracing gun control in a televised meeting. He called for expanding background check, attempting to keep guns away from the mentally ill, securing schools and restricting sales to those under 21. Given that this time last week, he was calling for arming teachers, only time will tell if he actually understands anything he just said. (NYT)

Happening in NYC: New York City has reached a settlement with three women who had their hijabs removed by police officers before their mugshots were taken after being arrested. Each woman will receive $50,000 and is marked by one of the women’s lawyers as a step toward addressing police policy on religious head coverings. (BBC)

Happening on Campus: Still trying to land that perfect summer internship? Lean In @ Columbia is sponsoring an event in which experts in career development will be hosting four discussion circles. Moderated by representatives from Columbia and Barnard career service offices, the panels include Networking Follow-Up and Salary Negotiations. Come to Lerner 555 at 5:30 pm to check it out!

Overheard: “You have to be so next level smart to tattoo a meme on yourself.”

Word of the Day: Defenestration, which means the act of throwing something or someone out a window. Used in a sentence: I defenestrated my LitHum books after the midterm, because I forgot we still have a final.

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