Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party Fires President
The ruling party in Zimbabwe has fired and threatened to impeach 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, but the ruler, who has been under house arrest since the military staged a takeover on Wednesday, is insisting that he be allowed to serve out his term until elections next year.
Trump Reverses Elephant Trophy Order
“Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts,” Trump tweeted. “Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!” Read the story from the LA Times.
Model Accuses Russell Simmons of Misconduct
Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. She said the film producer and director Brett Ratner, who has also been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, was present. Both Ratner and Simmons deny the allegations. Read the story from the LA Times.
Who Really Gets a Tax Increase if the Individual Mandate Goes Away?
If Obamacare’s requirement to have health insurance is revoked by Congress, some people will choose to go without it, and the government will save money because it won’t have to pay to subsidize their plans. Read the story from The New York Times.