via the New York Times

by Drew Howerton, section editor

1. Military strategist Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster was appointed as President Trump’s new national security adviser on Monday. General McMaster’s appointment follows the resignation of Michael T. Flynn, who was forced out after admitting to withholding information about a call with Russia’s ambassador.

2. The Conservative Political Action Conference rescinded its invitation of alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos late Monday. The sponsor of the conference, the American Conservative Union, decided to disinvite Yiannopoulos after video clips appeared online Sunday, in which the Breitbart editor made comments that appeared sympathetic to sexual relationships with young boys.

3.  During a rally in Florida on Saturday, President Trump critiqued refugee policies in Europe. The President also made reference to a non-existent terrorist attack in Sweden, prompting confusion from top Swedish officials.

4. Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United States, died suddenly in New York on Monday. Churkin went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to New York’s Presbyterian Hospital, where he died at the age of 64.

5. Sources inside the White House say that the Trump administration is set to roll out a revised executive order on immigration as early as this week. The new order is set to clarify a point not made clear in Trump’s first executive immigration order, which is that it will not affect green card holders.

6. British lawmakers debated whether or not to rescind the offer of a state dinner to President Trump on Monday. Members of Parliament debated the state dinner invitation after an online petition called for the dinner to be cancelled on the grounds that it would be embarrassing to the queen.

7. Texas A&M officials confirmed the death of a member of the Corps of Cadets Monday night. Cadet Alexander Jones, a Political Science major, died Sunday evening following a crash on Highway 21.

8. Texas A&M University announced the renaming of the Institute of Advanced Study after philanthropist Jon L. Hagler gifted a $20 million endowment to the college on Monday. The institute has been renamed the Hagler Institute for Advanced Study.

9. Tech giants Google and Microsoft have both voluntarily signed an agreement in the United Kingdom to de-list piracy and torrenting websites from the front page of Google and Bing searches. 

10. Transportation company Uber has hired former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a former employee. Susan Fowler, a former Uber employee filed complaints to human resources officials that she had been the target of sexual harassment by her manager. Fowler wrote on her blog that human resources declined to punish the accused on the grounds that he was a successful individual at the company.