Feb. 27, 2018: What to Know 

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  • The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a Trump administration request that it immediately decide whether DACA—the program that shields some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation—can be shut down. The New York Times reports that the decision means the immigrants, often called "Dreamers," will remain in legal limbo for many months unless Congress acts to clarify their status.
  • Idaho makes a lot of lists. The latest, and perhaps most generalized, is a U.S. News & World Report rundown of "best states," where Idaho ranked 12th.  Idaho got high marks for public safety, fiscal stability and economic performance. The top states in the nation, according to the magazine, were: No. 1 Iowa, No. 2 Minnesota, No. 3 Utah, No. 4 New Hampshire and No. 5 North Dakota. Washington State ranked as No. 6.
  • Rome, Italy has been hit with its first major snowstorm in six years. A Siberian weather front nicknamed the "Beast from the East" has locked much of Europe into frigid temperatures. Photographer Oliver Astrologo made the madness into art, and published a gorgeous drone-shot video of Rome draped in snow on YouTube.
  • Long before the Food Network and its plethora of cooking shows, there was the Pillsbury Bake-Off, now in its 48th year. After thousands of entries, the winner of the $50,000 grand prize is Amy Nelson of Zionville, North Carolina who baked a cranberry-orange roll. According to USA Today, Nelson is a 51-year-old nurse and lives on a 20-acre farm with 14 goats, two horses, three dogs, three cats, one duck, a very hungry husband and three children.

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