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February 2019 Current Events: US News

Updated February 6, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for February 2019:

  1. Patriots Win Super Bowl
  2. Trump Gives His State of the Union Address
  3. John Dingell Dead at 92
  4. Man Hits 9 Pedestrians with Truck
  5. Denver Teachers Strike
  6. Shooting in Illinois
  7. President Trump Declares National Emergency
  8. UN Ambassador Picked
  9. Trump’s Border Wall Emergency Denied

Patriots Win Super Bowl

Super Bowl

On February 3, the Patriots won Super Bowl LIII. This Super Bowl is the sixth one won for the team. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Elise Amendola

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Trump Gives His State of the Union Address

SOTU

On February 5, President Trump gave his speech, marking the halfway point of his first term in office. During the speech, Trump announced a second summit with North Korea. The issue of the border wall still remains unresolved. (BBC)

Photo Source: Patsy Lynch/ MediaPunch /IPX

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John Dingell Dead at 92

John Dingell

On February 7, the longest-serving member of Congress John Dingell died at the age of 92. Before retiring, Dingell had served 59 years in the House of Representatives. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File

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Man Hits 9 Pedestrians with Truck

California Crash

On February 10, 9 pedestrians in California were hit after a man drove his truck onto a busy sidewalk. The 22-year-old suspect is thought to have been under the influence. The story is still developing. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Gallardo

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Denver Teachers Strike

Denver Teacher Strike

On February 11, teachers in Denver began their strike for better pay and school funding. On February 12, a 12-hour negotiation with the school board ended in no agreements, so the teachers will continue to strike. On February 14, it was reported that the negotiations had led to an agreement between the two parties. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/David Zalubowski

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Shooting in Illinois

Illinois Shooting

On February 15, five people were killed and another five wounded after a gunman entered a business in Aurora, Illinois. The suspect has been killed and is rumored to be a former employee of the business. Investigations are ongoing. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Matt Marton

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President Trump Declares National Emergency

Border Security

On February 15, President Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border. This declaration may allow Trump to bypass Congress and build his wall with emergency funds.On February 16, many states threatened legal action over this declaration. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

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UN Ambassador Picked

Kelly Knight Craft

On February 23, President Trump announced he plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft for the vacant UN ambassador position. Craft is currently the US ambassador to Canada. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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Trump’s Border Wall Emergency Denied

Congress Border Security

On February 25, the House of Representatives passed a bill that rejects President Trump’s declaration of emergency. Trump may still be able to veto this decision. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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