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Trump To Take Steps Rolling Back Financial Regulations:

President Donald Trump will begin work Friday dismantling the financial regulations enacted after the 2008 economic crisis, hours after the first major economic report of his administration is released.

Trump’s executive moves won’t have an immediate effect on Wall Street oversight. But they’re likely to draw sharp criticism from Democrats and reform proponents who say the regulations that the President is looking to scrap could prevent another meltdown.

In two executive actions, Trump plans to direct his administration to evaluate regulatory action taken by his predecessor, Barack Obama, with an eye toward eliminating what his advisers say are burdensome rules on financial services firms and consumers.


You may not have heard, but there’s a rather important football game this weekend.

In fact, some have gone so far as to call it “Super.”

On Sunday, the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons will lock horns in Houston for the 51st iteration of the biggest spectacle in sports. For the upstart Falcons, it’s an opportunity to lift the Lombardi Trophy for the first time as the champions of the National Football League.

For the Patriots, it’s the opportunity to make even more NFL history by appearing in a record ninth Super Bowl. A win would give quarterback Tom Brady his fifth victory in the game—a feat that’s never been accomplished.

Hey…it wouldn’t be a Super Bowl without super stakes.

There’s no shortage of intriguing storylines in the game: the Falcons’ league-best offense, starring wide receiver Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan, going against the Patriots’ No. 1-ranked scoring defense. Oh, yeah, and New England head coach Bill Belichick coaching in his record seventh Super Bowl.

We Need Black History Month Now More Than Ever:

During what he characterized as “our little breakfast” to celebrate Black History Month, President Donald J. Trump, without the least hint of irony, awkwardly praised Frederick Douglass, the nineteenth-century black abolitionist “is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is being recognized more and more, I notice.” Trump’s language prompted immediate speculation that Trump might not know Douglass had been dead since 1895. Twitter lit up with ridicule, with Trump drawing eye-rolls from academics and celebrities alike.

Obama WH Photographer Throws Shade At Trump:

President Barack Obama’s former White House photographer is taking to Instagram to show frustration with the new administration.

Pete Souza was responsible for documenting the Obama administration, capturing images of the official duties of the West Wing and more personal, intimate peeks into White House life, snaps he often shared on Flickr and Instagram.
After eight years capturing Obama’s every move, Souza is taking some time off — his new Instagram account biography reading: “TBD.”
But he’s taken to the visual platform in the last few days, posting a series of photos subtly knocking President Donald Trump.

Delaware Prison Standoff Over; Corrections Officer Dead:

A 19-hour standoff at a Delaware prison ended Thursday, but not before one of the corrections officials taken hostage by prisoners was found dead in the facility, the state Department of Correction said.

Sgt. Steven Floyd, a 16-year veteran of the department, was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead at 5:29 a.m., minutes before authorities secured the scene at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, officials said.
Authorities did not provide a cause of death for Floyd, 47, saying an autopsy will be conducted.
Another prison official who had been taken hostage was rescued from the prison’s C Building. She was treated at a local hospital.
“She is alert and well,” Perry Phelps, the state corrections commissioner, said in a news conference.

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