Apr 29, 2017

Navigating Trump's first 100 days

Andrew Witherspoon / Axios

Welcome to day 100 of Trump's presidency. A lot has happened in a short amount of time, so we took a look back to the moments the defined some of the most memorable days.

Photos: Carolyn Kaster, Ryan Kang, David J. Phillip, Win McNamee, Wong Maye-E, Susan Walsh, Andrew Harnik, Kathy Willens / AP; Zhu, VeryBusyPeople / Flickr

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Thousands of koalas likely dead in Australia fires

Photo: Nathan Edwards/Getty Images

Thousands of koalas are believed to have died as fires ravage Australia, burning 12.35 million acres so far, AP reports.

Why it matters: Abut 30% of their habitat has already been lost. The fire danger increased in the country's east on Saturday as temperatures continue to rise, per AP.

Go deeper... In photos: Catastrophic wildfires rage across Australia

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2019 stock market gains still leave Trump behind his predecessors

Data: FactSet; Chart: Axios Visuals

The S&P 500 has jumped 42% under President Trump — according to market data from the inauguration through 2019's final day of trading.

Why it matters: Trump uses the stock market's surge as a barometer of his presidency's success — one that, along with the 50-year low unemployment rate, he's sure to continue to tout as the 2020 election approaches — but the gains under him lag those under former Presidents Barack Obama, when stocks rebounded from the lows of the financial crisis, and George H.W. Bush.

AP: Communities of color vulnerable to abuse from the Catholic Church

A cardinal at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, in 2018. Photo: Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Out of 178 dioceses contacted by the AP, only a handful knew the race or ethnicities of accusers of sexual abuse inflicted by clergy with the Catholic Church.

Why it matters: A leading scholar on clergy sexual abuse says communities of color "are less likely to know where to get help, less likely to have money for a lawyer to purse that help and they are more vulnerable to counterattacks" when coming forward against predators.

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