President Obama will make history by becoming the first sitting president to visit Cuba in almost nine decades. According to an Obama administration official, the president will make his trip sometime within the next few weeks. The trip is part of a larger Latin American tour; more details will be revealed on Thursday. The last president to visit Cuba was Calvin Coolidge, who spoke at the 1928 Pan-American Conference. President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro said they would work towards repairing the relationship between the two countries. The two met last April for their first official meeting to restore diplomatic relations that were severed in 1961. Read more.
President Obama Will Not Attend Justice Antonin Scalia’s Funeral
According to the White House, President Obama will not be present at Justice Antonin Scalia‘s funeral on Saturday. Despite missing the ceremony, he will say his goodbyes to Scalia on Friday; his body currently lies in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court. “The president will pay his respects at the Supreme Court on Friday and he’ll be joined with the first lady when he does that,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral, which will be held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On Saturday night, President Obama reflected on Justice Scalia’s legacy. “He will no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the Supreme Court,” he said. He also referred to him as a “brilliant legal mind.” Scalia died unexpectedly on Saturday. He was 79. Read more.
Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy Indicted for 2014 Standoff
Cliven Bundy, a Nevada rancher who was involved in a standoff on federal land back in 2014, was indicted for obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and assault of a federal officer on Wednesday. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nevada, Bundy and four other people were slapped with 16 federal charges related to the incident. Bundy was reportedly trespassing onto federal lands for over two decades, allowing his cattle to roam without permits or paying mandatory government fees. “Persons who use force and violence against federal law enforcement officers who are enforcing court orders, and nearly causing catastrophic loss of life or injury to others, will be brought to justice,” said U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden in a statement. Read more.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Estate Files Lawsuit Against Family
Although Bobbi Kristina Brown has passed on, the drama surrounding her family continues. Bedelia Hargrove, her estate administrator, has filed a lawsuit against Brown’s grandmother Cissy Houston and her aunt Pat Houston, claiming they are guilty of “breach of trust” because they are allegedly not paying the costs of the estate. “Respondents are impairing and impeding the proper administration of the estate. To date, the respondents have failed and refused to pay any expenses of administration of the estate after proper and repeated demands from the petitioner,” read a complaint that Hargrove filed at the Fulton County Superior Court. This is the second lawsuit that’s surfaced since Bobbi Kristina died on July 26, 2015. Her estate is also suing boyfriend Nick Gordon for wrongful death. The Houston family has yet to comment on the situation. Read more.
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