February 28, 2019: What to Know 

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  • President Trump cut off his summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un early today after the two sides failed to agree on even the first steps for nuclear disarmament. CNN reports that Trump claims Kim wanted economic penalties fully lifted in exchange for dismantling some, but not all, of North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
  • Meanwhile, Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen will testify behind closed doors today when he faces the U.S. House Intelligence Committee. Today's testimony comes one day after Cohen said in a separate testimony that Trump lied to the public about business dealings in Russia, lied to reporters about stolen Democratic emails and lied about hush money payments to cover up an affair with a porn star.
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    Boise Police are investigating a bad accident that occurred on Northview street near Milwaukee street late Wednesday. That's where a vehicle hit two pedestrians, one 89 years old and the other 87 years old. A preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle was making a left turn from Northview onto Milwaukee when it collided with the pedestrians in the crosswalk. The 87-year-old, a woman, later died of her injuries. The investigation continues.
  • The Boise School District will officially dedicate the new Whittier Elementary School today. The 68,000-square-foot, two-story school was built through the good graces of a 2017 bond to rebuild or modernize every school building in the district. It features improved drop-off areas, and a new pre-school classroom, music room, library, cafeteria and gym.
  • A new report from EdBuild reveals that predominately white school districts in the U.S. get a stunning $23 billion more in funding than nonwhite school districts. The analysis says the average white school district received $13,908 for every student in 2016, compared to $11,682 per student in districts that mostly serve people of color.
  •  Marine biologists have made a troubling discovery in the Mariana Trench, the lowest point in any ocean. The Atlantic reports that every tiny animal scientists tested in the trench had plastic pollution hiding in its gut.
  • The Boise State men's basketball team lost again last night, in what is turning out to be one of the worst seasons in recent memory. It was the Broncos' seventh home loss of the season, leaving the team 11-17. Next, it will head to Las Vegas to take on UNLV this Saturday, March 2.
  • HBO is teasing Game of Throne fans with a series of Twitter posts, showing many of its lead characters on on the Iron Throne. The final season of GOT will launch on Sunday, April 14.
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