Redemption is a dish best served cold.

Happening in the world: China’s Sui Wenjing and Han Cong emerge victorious taking gold for pairs figure skating after a whirlwind of obstacles to overcome in competition. After facing fierce competition from the Russians, the pair skated off the scene setting the world record for pairs figure skating with a total of 239.88 points. This highly anticipated win comes after the pair’s near victory in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics and brings China to its ninth gold medal in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics. (NYT)

Happening in the US: Legal suits against former US President Donald Trump continue to pile up as District Judge Amit Mehta rules that Trump could be responsible for the January 6th Capital riots, allowing the suit to move forward. Mehta claims that Trump’s immunity as a former US president does not apply as the acts in question were “unofficial acts” that cannot be justified by separation of powers. The three lawsuits filed against former President Trump could begin transitioning into the trial phase from the evidence-gathering phase, a cause for alarm for the Trump legal team. (CNN)

Happening in NYC: New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a plan on Friday to prevent the homeless from using the subway as shelter. In a joint effort with the NYPD, Adams says that they will collectively enforce subway rules like not occupying more than one seat, littering, and aggressively engaging with other passengers. His “subway action plan” acknowledges that the mental health of the homeless is a priority and includes a response team that aims to provide guidance to mental health treatment services for those in need. (The Hill)

Happening in Our Community: Join the acclaimed vocal ensemble, Stile Antico, for their performance entitled Toward the Dawn. Enjoy the stylings of artists such as Byrd, Monteverdi, Tallis, and Allegri as the performance takes you on an emotional journey through music. Interested in attending? Click here to learn more.

cup of China 2017 pairs via Wikimedia Commons