News Wrap: Biden calls for tougher penalties for failed bank executives
After dark, protesters and police clashed on the elegant Place de la Concorde. Police fired tear gas after some in the crowd threw fireworks and cobblestones.
Back in that country, the Environmental Protection Agency warned states to stop blocking shipments of hazardous waste from the site of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Several states have attempted to stop shipments of contaminated soil and wastewater to certified storage sites. The EPA says such a move would likely violate federal law.
Actor Lance Reddick is said to have passed away. His publicist said he died this morning of natural causes. Reddick was known for his work in the television series “The Wire”, “Fringe” and “Lost”. He also had a recurring role in the John Wick films. Lance Reddick was 60
On this St. Patrick’s Day, celebrations around the world have turned the streets into seas of green. In Dublin, Ireland, this included aliens in saucers followed by dancing aliens. In Savannah, Georgia, revelers in green t-shirts swarmed the 199th iteration of the city’s annual parade. And at the White House, the Irish Prime Minister met with President Biden. Outside, the White House fountain was running green today.
And a former Australian professional surfer set a new record today for the longest surfing session in the world. Blake Johnston surfed some 600 waves on a Sydney beach for over 40 hours. Hundreds of supporters applauded the feat which raised funds for youth mental health initiatives.
Coming to the “NewsHour”: New evidence lends weight to the idea that COVID is of natural origin; what one man hopes to achieve with a billion dollar donation to conservative causes; David Brooks and Jonathan Capehart discuss the top political stories of the week; And much more.