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The Roar keeps you updated with local news, recent events and interesting stories ― everything you need to know for this week.

  1. President Trump signed an executive order to keep refugees from entering the country for 120 days and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations out for three months. This was followed by protest from around the world to get rid of the ban. 
  2. Former President Barack Obama, spoke up on praising the surge of activism against President Trump and opposing religious tests. United Nations says, “20,000 refugees have been frozen out by President Trump’s immigration executive order already.”
  3. For hacking into the Astros’ computer system to steal information about players, the St. Louis Cardinals will have to turn over their top two draft picks and $2 million as punishment.
  4.  The Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington announced that Ollie, a female bobcat, had gone missing when handlers check in on the enclosure for feeding time. Ollie is not believed to be a threat to humans. A zoo representative said, “She should be treated like a stray dog,  but she is a carnivore, meaning small birds, cats or dogs could be at risk.”
  5. Scientists reported that the Earth reached its highest temperature on record in 2016. It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row. Temperatures are reaching higher levels that many experts believe will have a profound threat to the natural world and to human civilization.
  6. Two gunmen dressed opened fire into a crowd of worshipers at the center in Quebec City. Authorities have not identified the six victims that died, but said they were all men between the ages of 39 and 60. 
  7.  Jon Rahm,22, became the youngest winner of the Farmers Insurance Open with a closing seven-under-par 65 at Torrey Pines. He finished at 13-under 275 for a three-stroke victory over Charles Howell III and Cheng Tsung Pan.
  8. Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80 on Wednesday, January 25. Millions of people world wide grieved her death and celebrated her life by throwing their hats in the air, a famous move made by Moore in her show’s opening sequence, The Mary Tyler Moore Show. 
  9. Several European countries rejected President Trump’s ban on all refugees and the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries entering the United States. 
  10. Miss France, Iris Mittenaere beat 12 other finalists to be crowned Miss Universe. As Miss Universe, she will be campaigning for dental and oral care around the world.