At latest count, 431 women are running for or are likely to run for the House of Representatives in this year’s midterm elections—339 Democrats and 92 Republicans. At this point in 2016, there were fewer than half that number: 212. Likewise, 50 women are running for or are likely to run for the Senate, compared with 25 at this point in 2016.
Temperatures in the Arctic soared 45 degrees higher than normal last week, even though the sun hasn’t shone in the region since October. The Cape Morris Jessup weather station at the northernmost tip of Greenland, just 400 miles from the North Pole, registered more than 24 hours of above-freezing temperatures. At one point, the temperature at the North Pole rose to about the melting point.
The Boston Globe
The Trump Organization said this week it has donated profits made from foreign officials staying at Trump properties last year to the U.S. Treasury. The company refused to say how much was donated, how the profits were calculated, or which foreign governments paid money to Trump’s businesses.
The Washington Post