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Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia’s Supreme Court seat

Trump appointed right-leaning Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Supreme Court seat left by Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday. This decision was the most important of Trump’s early presidency. He kept his word to the Republicans, many of whom voted for him for this very purpose. Gorsuch won over Thomas Hardiman, the other finalist, and Trump declared the nomination at a televised event at the White House.

Trump names a new acting attorney general

President Donald Trump fired the acting Attorney General Sally Yates for her refusal to implement the new immigration laws on Monday. Yates made it clear she did not support Trump’s executive order to ban people from seven Muslim-majority countries and refuse all refugees entrance to the U.S. The White House said Yates betrayed the Department of Justice. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Dana Boente was sworn in as the acting attorney general and made a public statement in support of the President’s lawful orders.

Trump reacts to Iran’s missile tests

Iran conducted a ballistic missile tests Sunday, violating a United Nations resolution and prompting President Trump to declare sanctions. The day after the White House made sanctions against Tehran, Iran conducted the drill said Iranian state news agencies. The purpose of Iran’s missile test was to showcase the country’s revolutionary power and defy sanctions. The drill tested for home-made missile systems, radars, control centers and cyber warfare systems.

New England Patriots try for another championship at Super Bowl LI

The New England Patriots may win their fifth Super Bowl Championship as they face the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in Houston, Texas. More than 100 million people will be tuning in to watch, but many will be watching from home because even the cheapest seats are $3,000. This will be quarterback Matt Ryan’s first Super Bowl, but Tom Brady’s sixth. Lady Gaga will perform at halftime.