We’re back and we’re reading – everything from “CNN” 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 another failed Brexit vote, Lyft’s entry into the stock market and new mandatory reporting policy for the Vatican.
Third time is not the charm for Brexit vote
Brexit was rejected again Friday by a vote from UK lawmakers. This may have killed Brexit for good, and has contributed to major political confusion.
The failure happened on the same day that Britain was originally scheduled to leave the European Union according to CNN. The new deadline is set for April 12; however, more delays would not be surprising.
Theresa May had even offered to resign if parliament passed her Brexit deal.
Lyft prepares for investors
Lyft, the popular ride-share company, began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. It is the first among ride-share companies to offer public trading.
Company shares are priced at $72 each, according to the New York Times. Lyft’s value is over $24 billion and can be found with the ticker symbol LYFT.
Investor demand has been more than anticipated and the company has so far raised $2.3 billion.
Gorsuch and Kavanaugh at odds over First Amendment case
Patrick Murphy, a member of the “Texas 7” group of escaped prisoners charged with killing a cop, was scheduled for execution Thursday. However, his lawyer argued that his First Amendment rights were being violated because Murphy’s spiritual advisor was prevented from attending the execution.
Judge Kavanaugh, an appointee of Trump, disagreed with conservative counterparts and sided with the liberal justices in blocking the execution.
According to Fox News, Kavanaugh and Gorsuch have been on opposite sides in two of three recent rulings.
Pope Francis issues new sex abuse legislation
Pope Francis has implemented new policy for Vatican personnel, requiring immediate reporting of any sexual abuse allegations to Vatican prosecutors, according to the Associated Press.
This is set to become a policy for the Catholic Church as a whole.
This mandatory reporting policy marks the first time that the Catholic Church has made a law regarding the reporting of abuse.
Additionally, Pope Francis published child protection guidelines to protect children from sexual abuse that has been seen in the past.
Grand Canyon tourist dies taking photo
The body of an unidentified man from Hong Kong has been recovered at the Grand Canyon.
The man was part of a tour group and fell off of a ledge Thursday morning while trying to take a photo. A helicopter had to retrieve the body.
This is the second death reported this week at the Grand Canyon, according to BBC. About 12 deaths occur there each year.
Trump reverses Special Olympics budget cut
Earlier this week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was under fire after proposing to cut all funding for Special Olympics. The program receives $18 million each year in federal funds.
The announcement caused widespread outrage and backlash from multiple senators, according to NBC.
Trump announced Thursday that the proposed $18 million cut had been withdrawn and that Special Olympics would be funded.
That’s all we have for today.