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We’re Sorry, and Goodbye

After months of poor health, Sudan, the worlds last remaining male northern white rhino has died, leaving his daughter and granddaughter as the very last of the species on earth.

Pharma Bro Cries Like a Mom Who Can’t Afford Her Kids Medication — Goes to Prison

No one will be crying about this one — except for Martin Shkreli who has been sentenced to seven years in prison for defrauding investors, U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto roughly splitting the difference between what prosecutors and defense attorneys had asked for. The former hedge fund manager showed little reaction to the sentence. He will receive credit for the six months he has served while awaiting sentencing. Before hearing the verdict, Shkreli addressed the court and cried as he said he was sorry and had learned from his experience. This file will be updated.

‘Pure madness’: A Dark, Angry and Isolated Trump

These are the darkest days in at least half a year, said White House aids, and they worry just how much farther President Trump and his administration may plunge into unrest and malaise before they start to recover. As one official put it: “We haven’t bottomed out.” Trump has become increasingly isolated as senior staff jump ship at an unprecedented rate, including longtime confidante Hope Hicks. In an unorthodox presidency in which emotion, impulse and ego often drive events, Trump’s ominous moods manifested themselves last week in his zigzagging positions on gun control; his shock trade war that jolted markets and was opposed by Republican leaders and many in his own administration; and his roiling feud of playground insults with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Destroying Jared Kushner

It’s no secret a lot of people inside and outside the White House want Jared Kushner gone. They think he’s too inexperienced, too compromised by conflicts of interest and the Russia probe, and too ineffective. Their revenge against him this week has been brutal, sustained, at times brilliant, and potentially lethal. What has unfolded is not the work of coincidence: it is the slit-by-slit slow bleed of a top adviser and son-in-law to the president. Click through for the ‘Destruction of Jared Kushner in Five Acts’

Son Arrested in Shooting Deaths of Parents at a Michigan University

James Eric Davis Jr., 19, is suspected in the fatal shooting Friday following a family-related domestic dispute at Central Michigan University, authorities said. It was the nation’s 12th school shooting this year. “The suspect was seen and reported by an individual on a train passing through the north end of campus shortly after midnight,” the university said in a statement. He was arrested without incident. The university, in Mount Pleasant, identified the victims as the suspect’s parents: James Eric Davis Sr., 48, and Diva Jeenen Davis, 47.

Trump’s Bizarre Early Morning Twitter Rant

Trump continues to confront the true enemies of America with an attack on Alec Baldwin after apparently seeing a segment on Fox News about the actor. The president twice misspelled his name as “Alex” in the tweet, which was posted at 5:42 a.m., and insisted Baldwin revived his “dieing” career by playing Trump on the sketch comedy program. The tweet was deleted by 6 a.m., but multiple Twitter users took screenshots of the misspelled post. Trump then reposted the attack, but with the misspellings corrected, 25 minutes after the original tweet, at 6:07 a.m. This as the US grapples with mass shootings, trade wars, and an ever-expanding investigation into possible collusion between the Trump’s presidential campaign and Russians to win the US Presidential election.

Trump Flip-Flop: Just as Scared of NRA as Rest Washington

On Wednesday, Trump shocked conservative allies by publicly backing a comprehensive set of strict new rules on guns—only to have apparently have had his mind changed by Thursday after a meeting with the National Rifle Association’s top brass, where—according to one lobbyist—the president said he was “against” gun control, and even lauded it as a “great” meeting on Twitter.

Gun Sales in Free Fall

Consumer demand is falling to “new, lower levels,” according to the 166-year-old maker of Smith & Wesson firearms. The company, American Outdoor Brands Corp., is bracing for the downturn by cutting jobs and repaying debt. Rivals, including one plunging into bankruptcy, are contending with the same slowdown.

“A lot of times, by the time you go to court, it takes so long to go to court to get the due process procedures … take the guns first, go through due process second … I like taking the guns early.”

— Donald Trump, WH Gun Control Meeting with Lawmakers – (02/28/18)