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In the News this Week


Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untitled (1982).

In the news this week By Team ATPB

With the state of current affairs in the US and around the world, we’re staying up to date on as much news as we can. Like many of you, we devour everything that is published on the Trump administration in an effort to keep informed about its horrible policies and so that we can share them with everyone we know (read about them every month in Nia’s “F*ck Donald Trump” series). Here’s a list of the articles and headlines about Trump and beyond that caught our attention this weekend. Check back every Monday and Friday for weekly updates. And, please share any articles that catch your attention, because sharing information is one of the most important things you can do at this moment.

A Basquiat sells for $110.5 million becoming the priciest work ever sold by a U.S artist.
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s powerful Untitled 1982 painting of a skull brought $110.5 million at Sotheby’s, to become the sixth most expensive work ever sold at auction. Only 10 other works have broken the $100 million mark.
Freed Nigerian schoolgirls reunite with their families after 3 years.
The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity reunited with their families Saturday.
Donald Trump signed his name Saturday to a nearly $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia effective immediately.
Over the next ten years the deal will bring another $350 billion. The arms deal, however, may receive pushback from human rights organizations who have previously called out Saudi Arabia for actions taken in Yemen that they say violate human rights.
Dozens of Notre Dame Students Walk Out of Vice President Mike Pence Commencement Speech.
Dozens of students at the University of Notre Dame walked out of their commencement ceremony Sunday when Vice President Mike Pence took the stage — in protest of the administration and policies he represents. The walk-out came before the students received their degrees, and they were not allowed back in, officials said.
James Comey will testify in open session before Senate intelligence committee.
The committee hopes Comey’s testimony will answer some of the questions that have arisen since Comey was suddenly dismissed last week by President Donald Trump and to hear from Comey on his role in the development of the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment that Russia interfered in last year’s election.
Photo Courtesy of Sotheby’s New York.

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