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In news of monetary justice, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew made a long overdue, but welcome announcement on Wednesday that anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman is now set to replace noted racist President Andrew Jackson on the $20. He also announced that Hamilton would stay on the $10, while several other women of note, and Martin Luther King Jr. would also be added to the $5, $10, and $20 bills.
Meanwhile, in a blow to skewed Republican redistricting, the Supreme Court upheld Arizona’s new unbiased redistricting. The High Court also ruled that U.S. terror victims can collect up to $2M from Iran.
Back on the presidential campaign trail, Donald Trump’s new handlers seem to be trying to convince him to put on a new, more presidential attitude, though it’s already obvious that “Trump 2.0” isn’t quite working like they thought he would.
In other news, while corporate health insurers seem to be trying to step away from the ACA, President Obama’s health insurance program continues to prove it works, especially for the poor.
In LGBT news, Target has decided to show the rest of the U.S. how they should treat transgender people – with respect and decency. Sadly, former Major League Baseball all-star Curt Schilling couldn’t seem to do the same, so ESPN fired him late Wednesday.
Former WWE star Chyna also appears to have died of a drug overdose Wednesday, while the UK’s Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 90th birthday.