Bill Gates pledged $12 million toward universal flu vaccine research following a devastating flu season. Half will come from his foundation and the other half from Larry Page, in up to $2 million increments for “bold and innovative” projects that could be ready for clinical trials by 2021.
New York Democratic senator Chuck Schumer introduced a bill to federally decriminalize and regulate marijuana, taking pot off of the Controlled Substances Act while still allowing states to determine their own laws. It’s “simply the right thing to do,” he said.
Following increasing sexual misconduct claims and calls from fellow democrats to step down, Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from the senate. Denying the allegations, he took shots at President Trump and Senator Roy S. Moore.
Trump allowed the immediate release of 2,800 records by the National Archives. However thousands of other papers on JFK’s untimely death were withheld for “national security, law enforcement, and foreign affairs concerns.”