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Situational awareness: Wall Street had its worst day in two years following a spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea and Italy. Go deeper.
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Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein is now a convicted rapist, two years and four months after accusations against him helped ignite the #MeToo movement.
Why it matters: To date, #MeToo has resulted in hundreds of powerful men losing their jobs. Seven have been criminally convicted, with four others still facing charges.
Between the lines: Prosecutors won a jury conviction for rape and assault that was based mostly on the credibility of the victims' testimonies.
The big picture: It took decades for Weinstein to face any accountability, and if not for the overwhelming number of accusers, it's hard to believe he would have faced criminal charges.
The bottom line: It wasn't the legal system that did the job and ended what was reportedly an open secret in Hollywood.
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NASA mathematician and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Katherine Johnson, immortalized in the movie "Hidden Figures," died today at 101.
Why she mattered: Johnson calculated the trajectories for the major missions in the Space Race, putting Americans into orbit and eventually on the Moon.
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Thousands of people gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to mourn the deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, reports Axios' Jacob Knutson.