Things you should know today: 1/23/19


Catholic student says he didn’t disrespect Native American

Guy Jones, left, and a supporter of President Donald Trump embrace during a gathering of Native American supporters in front of the Catholic Diocese of Covington Jan. 22. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Nick Sandmann, a student at Covington Catholic High Shcool, was in Washington, D.C. when he and other classmates confronted an Omaha Nation elder, Nathan Phillips. The encounter was captured on video, and has faced negative feedback on social media. Sandmann said the content was framed incorrectly and assured everyone racism is not tolerated at his school.

The Latest: White House noncommittal on bill in Senate

Furloughed EPA worker Jeff Herrema holds a sign outside the offices of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, in Park Hills, Ky., Jan 22. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Recent updates on the government shutdown revolve around a debate on whether or not President Donald Trump will veto a bill to temporarily open the government until Feb. 8. There will be two votes to either support President Trump’s demands or allow more time to come to a decision about the border wall.

‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

Rami Malek in a scene from “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Malek was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role in the film. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)

Marvel and Netflix are enjoying high praise heading into the 91st Academy Awards with their first-ever nominations for “Best Picture.” Netflix’s, “Roma,” and Marvel’s, “Black Panther,” were both nominated for the highly coveted award, beating out top contenders such as Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born.”

Viral content of the day:

Gymnast, Katelyn Ohashi, wowed audiences on Jan. 12 with a unique floor performance that scored a perfect 10 for UCLA Gymnastics.

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