Three Things You Need to Know on March 5th

March 5, 2019

An HIV-positive man is becoming the second known person to be cleared of the AIDS virus.  Doctors say the man from London has been virus free three years after receiving a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor and 18 months after coming off antiretroviral drugs.  Doctors say highly sensitive tests have revealed there's no measurable trace of the virus in the man's body. 

President Trump could be issuing his first veto over his declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.  Under the emergency order, Trump aims to bypass Congress and divert Defense Department funds to help build a massive border wall. The House has passed a resolution blocking the executive order and the Senate could follow suit after Kentucky Republican Rand Paul announced he is opposing the border declaration.  

The "Red Flag" bill is heading to the Colorado Senate after passing a final vote in the House.  The bill was approved yesterday by a final margin of 38-to-25.  If passed, gun owners could have their firearms seized from them if a judge considers that person to be a danger to themselves or others.