• The detained, undocumented teenager we mentioned last week who had been prevented by the Trump administration from obtaining an abortion for over a month finally received the procedure earlier this week following an order from the federal district court.  [ACLU]
  • The Senate voted on Tuesday to repeal an Obama-era rule of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) that banned banks from implementing forced arbitration clauses and allowed consumers to engage in class actions against financial institutions.  Vice President Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. [Fortune]
  • Guests who attended the Hypebeast “Club Sorayama” pop-up party in Hong Kong last week have since reported burns, skin damage and eye injuries. The neon lights used to decorate the venue were medical-grade disinfectant lights which emit a large amount of UV radiation. [Hypebeast; The Cut]
  • The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. announced this week that it will be undergoing a massive renovation expected to cost nearly $1 billion and take seven years.  The museum, which will remain open throughout the project, is the second-most visited museum in the world.  [Washington Post; CNN]
  • Mark Halperin, journalist and frequent MSNBC and NBC correspondent, has been accused by five women of sexual harassment.  The incidents allegedly took place while Halperin was employed in a senior position at ABC News. [CNN]

FACT OF THE WEEK:  NASA’s Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center is so large that, on humid days, clouds form inside the building.  [NASA]