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March 2019 Current Events: US News

Updated March 2, 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 March 2019:

  1. President Trump Gives Speech Regarding Mueller
  2. Anti-Vaccination Bills Passed
  3. US Citizens Will Need Visa to Enter Europe
  4. College Admission Cheating Scandal
  5. President Trump Issues First Veto
  6. President Trump Signs a Free-Speech Executive Order
  7. Robert Mueller Delivers Report
  8. Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips
  9. House Fails to Override Trump Veto
  10. Disney Bans Smoking in Parks

President Trump Gives Speech Regarding Mueller

President Trump

On March 2, President Trump gave a speech regarding the ongoing Mueller investigation. New information about the Russia probe and election investigation has surfaced in the past few months, as Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, went in front of the Supreme Court. Mueller is expected to hand in his report regarding collusion later this week. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

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Anti-Vaccination Bills Passed

Vaccination Bill

On March 6, at least 11 states passed anti-vaccination bills despite the outbreak of previously eliminated diseases. The bills expand the reasons for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their kids. The bills also state that doctors must provide more information regarding the risks of the vaccines. The intention is to eliminate the misinformation surrounding the world of vaccinations. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Rachel La Corte

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US Citizens Will Need Visa to Enter Europe

US Passports

On March 8, the European Union announced that in 2021, US citizens will not be able to travel to certain European countries without a visa. Instead, US citizens will get need a valid passport, email, and credit or debit card to apply for the ETIAS visa, which then lasts three years and allows unlimited travel during those three years. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/B.K.Bangash

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College Admission Cheating Scandal

College Admission Scandal

On March 12, the Department of Justice announced that over 50 people have been arrested in connection with a college admissions scheme. The scam included cheating on standardized tests and bribing admission administration. Many Hollywood, such as Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been indicted on charges. (CNN)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Ben Margot

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President Trump Issues First Veto

Trump Veto

On March 15, President Trump vetoed Congress’ bill regarding his declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border. There is still one more chance for Congress to overrule him. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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President Trump Signs a Free-Speech Executive Order

Trump Executive Order

On March 21, President Trump signed an executive order requiring universities to allow students to have “free speech” or risk losing federal funding. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

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Robert Mueller Delivers Report

Trump-Russia Probe

On March 22, Robert Mueller delivered his report regarding Trump-Russia collusion. The report supposedly does not recommend any further indictments. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips

Tyson Chicken Strips

On March 22, Tyson recalled 69,000 pounds of chicken strips after speculation that they have been contaminated with metal. There have not been any reports of illnesses. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/April L. Brown

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House Fails to Override Trump Veto

Trump Border Wall

On March 26, the House of Representatives did not gain enough votes to override President Trump’s veto, meaning the national emergency at the border stands. It is likely President Trump will be able to receive some funding for his border wall now. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

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Disney Bans Smoking in Parks

Disney Parks

On March 28, Walt Disney Co announced that starting May 1, all parks will ban smoking, vaping, and large strollers. The restriction is more in preparation for the crowds that are expected at the new Star Wars exhibit. (Reuters)

Photo Source: AP Photo/John Raoux

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