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Skimm This: Brexit Backstop, Operation Varsity Blues, and Millennial Money Moves

Mar 12, 2019

It’s March 12th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • British parliament rejected PM Theresa May’s latest plan to leave the European Union. ICYMI, the UK and the EU have been going through a messy divorce for the last three years. On today’s episode, we break down the biggest sticking point: the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland aka “the backstop.”

  • The Department of Justice unsealed charges on a huge college admissions scam this morning. According to the report, actors you know from shows like “Desperate Housewives” and “Full House” paid up to get their kids into college. How rude.

  • A new report shows that millennials are breaking records. Specifically: we have a record one trillion dollars in debt. Hooray.

  • The World Wide Web is feeling 30, flirty, and thriving. We’ll help you celebrate the web’s big day.


British parliament rejected British PM Theresa May’s latest Brexit plan today. ICYMI, the EU and the UK are getting a divorce. But three years in, they still can’t agree on the terms. The biggest sticking point: the border with Ireland aka ‘the backstop.’ We’ll break it down, guvnah. In other news, the DOJ dropped the curtain on a huge college admissions scam this morning. And they implicate some familiar faces. (Whatever happened to predictability?) Also in today’s episode: millennials break a financial record, and the world wide web celebrates a big birthday.

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