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January 1, President Trump with a big win from the High Court



The work week ended on a high note for President Trump with a big win from the High Court.

The Supreme Court’s decision, which broke 5-4 down party lines, allows the president to divert money from the Pentagon’s budget to build his border wall.  On Friday the president also signed a new asylum agreement with Guatemala.

Also, online bullying is on the rise, especially among girls. There are too many people driving too fast in our national parks, and the animals are paying the price, not just the speeders who are getting tickets. And if you didn’t feel inferior yet, we have a story about a 6 year old YouTuber buying an $8 million property.  What a time to be alive.

Enjoy your Saturday.

– Fraser Dixon

Supreme Court: Trump Can Use Pentagon Funds for Border Wall

Trump tweeted after the announcement: “Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!”

Read more from the Associated Press here and the judges decisions here.

US Signs Asylum Agreement with Guatemala

CNN reports that Friday’s agreement comes after Trump threatened Guatemala with tariffs and remittance fees earlier this week after it appeared that Guatemala would no longer agree to a safe third deal.

Trump has been putting increasing pressure on Guatemala to come to an agreement, even going as far as saying he didn’t believe the country’s court ruling prevented the signing, and threatening “very severe” consequences.

Online Bullying Rise Among Girls

“21% of girls in middle and high school reported being bullied online or by text message in the 2016-17 school year, compared with less than 7% of boys,” the AP notes, citing Department of Education data.

Speeders are Endangering Animals at National Parks

“Last year, about National Park Service 1,800 rangers reported making more than 25,000 speeding stops,” USA Today reports.

“Some of America’s most iconic animals … are in danger every day from an unexpected angle: tourists crashing into them while sightseeing in national parks.”

“At Yosemite, rangers say at least 61 bears have been hit by cars in the past decade, and there’s no way to track how many of those bears died as a result of their injuries.”

6 Year Old YouTuber Buys $8 Million Property

According to CNN, A six-year-old South Korean YouTube star with 30 million subscribers has purchased a multimillion dollar, five-story property in Seoul.

Boram has two popular YouTube accounts on which she posts content: a toy review channel with 13.6 million subscribers and a video blog account with 17.6 million subscribers.

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