GOP Passes Major Tax Overhaul
Republicans in Congress passed a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul on Wednesday, sending it to President Trump for his signature. Trump is expected to sign the bill into law at a later date in order to delay $120 billion in automatic cuts to popular programs like Medicare. Read the story from The AP.
Vehicle Plows Into Pedestrians in Australia
Two men were arrested after ramming a SUV into a crowd of pedestrians in Melbourne, Australia, injuring at least 14 people. Read the story from NPR.
Facebook’s Age-Based Job Ads
Dozens of companies, including Amazon, Verizon, Goldman Sachs, and Target, are using Facebook to place job ads that target specific age groups, excluding older workers. Read the story from ProPublica.
Disgraced Boston Cardinal Dies at 86
Cardinal Bernard Law — the former Archbishop of Boston who resigned in disgrace amid the Catholic Church’s growing sex abuse scandal — has died in Rome at 86. Read the story from The AP.
Comedy Central has canceled T.J. Miller’s series “The Gorburger Show” after the “Silicon Valley” star was publicly accused of sexual assault and abuse. Read the story from Mic.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first gene therapy to fight an inherited disease. The treatment, Luxturna, can restore the ability to see for patients with a genetic disease that impairs sight. Read the story from NPR.