President Donald Trump appears to be leaning toward an agreement that would prevent a second government shutdown, but also gives a fraction of the money Trump is demanding for a wall. Lawmakers are currently agreeing to $1.4 billion for border barriers, which is about one-fourth of the requested amount, according to AP News.
A former Chesterfield County public school teacher is suing the district over discrimination—mainly for not looking feminine and requesting accommodations for her disability, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The article includes that the teacher, Dina Persico, identifies as a lesbian and has Asperger’s Syndrome. Persico filed complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an agency that handles work discrimination claims. The agency dismissed the charges, and the federal lawsuit is appealing that decision.
A bill was killed in the Virginia General assembly that would have licensed student loan services. The bill passed in the Senate but was killed in the House Commerce and Labor Committee. Students are issued loans from the federal government, and the servicing companies oversee the repayment of the loans. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 90 percent of all current student debt is owed to the federal government.
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was found guilty yesterday of running a criminal enterprise that smuggled drugs into the United States. He is likely headed to a “Supermax” prison that no one has escaped. The prison in Florence, Colorado, was built in 1994 to house the most dangerous inmates in the U.S. prison system.