2. Mendes has been recording covers since he was in the 8th grade. His 6-second recordings of songs by artists like Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars earned him over 2 million Vine followers, plus a recording contract from Island Records in June.
3. His first single, “Life of the Party,” made him the youngest artist to ever earn a top 25 song on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at no. 24 this month.
- A draft of a plan to repeal Obamacare was released that'll block federal funds from Planned Parenthood and cut healthcare benefits granted under the law.
- The widow of a Kansas immigrant who was allegedly killed by a white nationalist demanded answers from the government about stopping hate crimes in the US.