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Skimm This: Saudi Activists, Julian Assange, and the Final Four

Apr 5, 2019

It’s April 5th. Cheers to the freakin’ weekend. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Saudi Arabia has been rounding up activists inside the kingdom this week. Including two dual Saudi-US citizens. The news comes riiiight after Congress voted to stop military support for the kingdom. But President Trump is not on the same page. We'll break down what's going on.

  • Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may have overstayed his welcome at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. If the gov kicks him out, Assange could be arrested. And extradited to the US to face charges. Buen viaje.

  • The Final Four is this weekend. We’ll tell you about a milestone meetup and a Cinderella story. Fairy godmother not included.

  • And finally: it’s true. Your cat hears you. She’s just ignoring you. Me-ouch.

theSkimm: Tensions between Saudi Arabia and the US are heating up. Congress voted to end US military support to the kingdom after the Saudi-American journalist Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated last year. Putting President Trump in an awkward spot. In other diplomatic arguments, the Ecuadorian embassy is apparently thinking about giving Julian Assange the boot. Which could lead to his arrest. And extradition to the US. Also on today’s episode: a Cinderella story in the Final Four, and rude cats.

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