Good morning. Here’s the latest.
Happening in the World: This morning, the United States Government signed a peace agreement with the Taliban that, per President Trump, will hopefully bring an “end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home.” Signed this morning in Doha, Qatar, the agreement should reduce the number of troops stationed in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 8,600 over 135 days. (CNN)
Happening in the U.S.: As South Carolina Democrats go to the polls today, former vice president Joe Biden is expected to win and pick up a plurality of the state’s delegates, with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders expected to pick up less than half as many. Should the margin of Biden’s win fall short of what Sanders achieved last weekend in Nevada, it could throw the primary into yet more uncertainty. (FiveThirtyEight)
Happening in NYC: This morning, the NYC Department of Health announced that they have begun investigating a New Yorker who, having recently traveled to Italy, has started showing symptoms of infection by COVID-19. Should they conclude that the individual has indeed contracted the novel coronavirus, New York would become the fifth state—after California, Oregon, Washington State and Texas—to have reported a case of the disease. (AM New York)
Happening on Campus: The Athena Film Festival! Here’s the schedule; take a look, see what interests you, and go! (I would have said that you could catch Greta Gerwig’s (BC ‘06) adaptation of Little Women at 9:30 in the Miller Theater, but—as you probably guessed—it’s sold out.)
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