Attorney General Jeff Sessions limited asylum for domestic violence victims, overturning the immigration case of a Salvadoran woman who was raped and beaten by her former husband. Sessions said gang violence and domestic abuse should no longer serve as a basis for asylum.
Harper Lee’s estate is suing the Broadway producers of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ claiming Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation veers too far from her book. The chief issue: lawyer Atticus Finch is initially presented as an apologist for the racial status quo, at odds with his heroic image in the novel.
CEO Tim Cook apologized for Apple slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries. Meanwhile, Apple has pledged a $350 billion U.S. investment over 5 years. The “Paradise Papers” leak last November revealed the company paid a tax rate as low as 0.005% for its extensive holdings in Ireland.
On assignment for ’60 Minutes,’ Oprah Winfrey visited the grave of Recy Taylor, the woman she referenced in her Golden Globes acceptance speech. Taylor was gang-raped by a group white men in Alabama in 1944; two juries refused to indict the men for their crimes.
Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer will star in a new Reese Witherspoon-produced TV show, ‘Are You Sleeping,’ a story about America’s obsession with true crime podcasts. The series is reportedly the fourth Apple is working on and will be in consultation with the producer of ‘Serial.’
Sen. Mitch McConnell may force a vote to make temporary tax cuts for individuals permanent, according to Politico. Meanwhile, he’s reportedly stalled sexual harassment reform in Congress over a provision making individuals financially responsible for settlements against them.