Mohammed bin Salman is the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, heir to King Salman. Seen by many as the power behind his ailing father’s throne, he has ushered in much-needed reform, but has been entangled in a series of foreign and domestic controversies.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated 10-term New York Democratic congressman Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district in the state's Democratic primary. As a Democratic Socialist, her victory was a boon to the progressive change that many liberal voters have been demanding.
Ben Carson defended himself against criticism for purchasing a $31,000 dining set for his office to Congress, saying he left details to his wife and staff. Emails from the secretary of housing and urban development seem to contradict his distancing from the purchase.