What we’re reading: Congress making moves

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We’re back and we’re reading – everything from “The Associated Press” to the “New York Times.” We’re trying to help you keep up with the rapid pace of politics and everyday news. Today, we’ve got Congress expected to overturn Trump’s national emergency declaration, ‘Beverley Hills 90210’ star dead, and another star considering a run in 2020.

London patient close to being second person cured of HIV

A London patient has reportedly experienced sustained remission from HIV-1, according to study in the Nature Journal.

According to CNN, this case comes ten years after the “Berlin patient” was the first person to be cured of the disease.

“By achieving remission in a second patient using a similar approach, we have shown that the Berlin Patient was not an anomaly and that it really was the treatment approaches that eliminated HIV in these two people,” said Ravindra Gupta, lead author of the study and a professor in University College London’s Division of Infection and Immunity.

HIV affects nearly 37 million people across the world and one million die from the disease each year.

Congress expected to overturn Trump’s emergency declaration

Senator Mitch McConnell said Monday that he could not hold off the passing of a resolution to veto President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.

According to the New York Times, Senator McConnell is looking to delay the veto reaching the president’s desk by amending it and sending it back to the House.

That is not believed to change the outcome and it is expected to be the first time since the passing of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 that Congress will overturn a national state of emergency declaration.

President Trump issued this state of emergency to fulfill a campaign promise of building a wall on the southern border of the United States.

Chief of Staff allegedly moved campaign contributions to private companies

Saikat Chakrabarti and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez apparently funneled $885,000 from political action committees to private companies, according to the Federal Election Committee (FEC).

According to Fox News, the committees and private companies were both owned by Chakrabarti in an attempt to move the money “off the books,” which is a violation of campaign finance laws.

The FEC complaint states that Chakrabarti moved money from the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC to Brand New Congress, LCC, which is exempt from having to record expenditures over $200.

‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star dies at 52

Luke Perry, who starred in Fox’s “Beverly Hills 90210” and the CW’s “Riverdale” died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 52.

Perry was hospitalized after having a stroke last week and died following complications from the stroke.

According to the New York Times, the producers of “Riverdale” said in a statement, “A father figure and mentor to the show’s young cast, Luke was incredibly generous, and he infused the set with love and kindness.”

Mark Cuban considering 2020 presidential run

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told the New York Daily News that he would consider running for president.

“It really would take the exact right set of circumstances,” Cuban said. “I haven’t decided anything yet. We’ll see what happens. It all comes down to how things play out. It’s not something I feel like I have to do.”

According to USA Today, Cuban said if he did run, it would be as an independent.

Cuban previously brought up the possibility in August of 2017.

California sisters found safe in woodlands after being lost for nearly two days

Leia Carrico, eight, and Caroline, five, were found Monday by the Humboldt County police after spending 44 hours in the forest.

According to BBC News, the sisters wandered away from home over the weekend, but survived by drinking water of huckleberry leaves and eating cereal bars they brought with them.

Humboldt County Sheriff William Honsal said the girls were in “good spirits” and added that their discovery was a “miracle.”

That’s all we have for today. Check back tomorrow for more.