Weekly Roundup 2.12.17

Washington D.C. remains in the spotlight as President Trump continues into the second month of his time in office.  Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke out against President Trump’s travel ban and racism towards Muslims throughout the world.  Trudeau promised to welcome anyone into Canada, despite their origin or religion.

In other White House news, Mike Dubke will become the new White House communications director and President Trump delivered a controversial press conference with the media on Thursday.

Son of Jerry Sandusky, former assistant football coach at Penn State convicted of sexual abuse, has been arrested on felony and misdemeanor child sexual offense charges. 41 year old Jeffery Sandusky remains in jail on $200,000 bail.

In the world of media, Julian Assange tweeted for the first time from his personal Twitter account on Tuesday and the NBA struggles to shut down internet trolls from competing teams. Teams have begun tweeting one another back and forth with sarcastic comments.

Down in New Orleans, the famed Krewe du Vieux successfully marched through the French Quarter this past Saturday night, officially kicking off the carnival season. 

As Mardi Gras approaches, New Orleans is gearing up for celebration.  Starting this weekend with the NBA All Star events and parades running from Friday through Sunday, New Orleanians have a lot to look forward to.   

The long-awaited Grammy Awards came and went on Sunday, bringing some unexpected winners.  Adele took home five Grammy awards, beating out Beyoncé for album of the year. Although many were disappointed in the result, Adele dedicated her win to the creator of “Lemonade.”