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Skimm This: The US and Brazil, Midwest Flooding, and Sandra Day O’Connor

March 19, 2019

It’s March 19th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • President Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro hung out in the Oval Office today. They talked about a lot. From making their friendship NATO-official … to putting Venezuela in the Burn Book. Which is a big shift from US-Brazil relations in the past. We’ll break down what this new friendship might mean.

  • The Midwest made it through a harsh winter that included a polar vortex and a bomb cyclone. Now, the day before spring, they’re dealing with the fallout: devastating floods. Want to help out with flooding relief efforts? Here are a few options.

  • Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “notorious,” Sandra Day O’Connor was the OG woman on the Supreme Court. We’ll tell you why you’ve been hearing her name lately.

  • Finally: Instagram has a new update. Hint: it might hurt your wallet.


Presidents Bolsonaro and Trump caught up in the Oval Office today. They’re big fans. Of each other. Which is kind of a big deal, because the US and Brazil haven’t exactly been friends in the past. We’ll break down what’s going on. Meanwhile, the Midwest is under water. We’ll tell you three big things to know about the situation. Also on today’s episode: there’s a new biography out about the first female Supreme, and Instagram wants you to open your wallet while you scroll.

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