Skimm This: The Border Crisis, a New Antidepressant, and a Giant Leap for Womankind


PUBLISHED MAR 6, 2019

It’s March 6th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Customs and Border Protection says they stopped 76 thousand people at the US-Mexico border last month. Half of them were in families. Today, Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen testified before Congress that the situation at the border “is truly an emergency.” So what’s actually going on? We’ll break it down.

  • The FDA just approved a new drug to fight depression. But it’s got some baggage. And a relative with a bad reputation. We’ll tell you what you need to know.

  • You probably saw the headlines about legendary journalist Gayle King’s interview with R Kelly. King asked about Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse of minors. Kelly did not take it well. We’ll tell you what you need to know about the interview, and about Gayle King.

  • And the International Space Station is taking one giant leap for womankind. We’ll tell you what we mean by that.


theSkimm: The federal government is arguing about whether families migrating across the US-Mexico border are a national emergency. We’ll break down what’s going on. In other news from the feds, the FDA just gave a new antidepressant the thumbs up. But it’s got some baggage. Also on today’s episode: Gayle King keeps her composure, and the International Space Station is getting ready to take one giant leap for womankind…

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