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WASHINGTON ― After Senate Democrats voted for a three-week government funding extension Monday, Republicans and liberal progressives seemed to agree about one thing: Democrats had caved. Senate Democrats had, after all, voted to reopen the government without a legislative fix on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, and they had essentially accepted a deal that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was willing to give Democrats on Friday ― the soft promise of a vote on a DACA bill and a three-week government funding extension, not four.
Pope Francis compared gossiping nuns with terrorists during his South American tour stop in Lima on Sunday. “Do you know what a nun who gossips is?” the pope asked as he spoke to 500 cloistered nuns at the historic Church of the Nazarenas. Francis also said that gossiping nuns were worse than the “terrorists of Ayacucho,” again drawing laughter.
The oldest son's transcript from a local college shows he had a near-perfect grade point average.
A Florida man was charged with driving under the influence after he tried to order a burrito at a Bank of America drive-through window. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 38-year-old Douglas Jon Francisco was found passed out in his blue Hyundai sedan in a drive-through bank lane around 5 p.m. on Wednesday. The bank's manager reportedly went outside and began banging on Francisco's window "for some time" until he finally woke up and attempted to order a burrito.
The first time I got a message from Larry Nassar, I felt honored. Nassar was such a passionate fan of the sport. Nassar never treated me, and every in-person exchange we shared was professional and friendly.
Taliban militants who killed at least 22 people at a luxury Kabul hotel went from room to room searching for foreigners, survivors and a security source said Monday as more details of the victims emerged. Insurgents armed with Kalashnikovs and suicide vests attacked the landmark Intercontinental Hotel overlooking the Afghan capital late Saturday in an assault that lasted more than 12 hours and prompted questions over how the attackers breached security. Officials have said that at least 14 foreigners were killed.
Late last week, a Tesla driver fell asleep in his car around 5:30pm on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge. Spotted by commuters, when police arrived on the scene (and, probably, woke him up) he tried to get out of trouble by claiming that his Tesla was on autopilot. Driver explained Tesla had been set on autopilot.
Jordan's king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Trump's announcement on Jerusalem last month infuriated the Palestinians, who seek the Israeli-annexed eastern sector of the city as a future capital. Jerusalem is the emotional centerpiece of the long-running conflict, and Trump's policy shift set off protests and condemnation across Arab and Muslim countries.
The male skydiver, found on the roof of a home in Perris, a small city that is a popular spot for skydiving, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Riverside County Sheriff's Office said. "I was in complete shock," Christina Blanco, who was in the home at the time of impact, told KABC. Officials from the Perris Valley Airport did not respond to a request for comment and a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration was not available due to the U.S. government shutdown.
The advertisement, titled “Complicit,” was released on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, and hours into the government shutdown that resulted from the unresolved standoff over immigration reform. “Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants,” the ad says. Sanders is calling for the government to reopen as soon as possible, but said he will not vote for any funding bill that does not help people previously protected from deportation by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), which Trump ended in September.
Newly released texts between ex-Mueller team members suggest they knew in advance that Clinton would be exonerated.
Hawaiian Gov. David Ige (D) has made the embarrassing admission that his office did not immediately inform the public about the state’s missile alert false alarm partly because he had forgotten the password to his Twitter account. Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency mistakenly sent an alert to mobile phones in the state at 8:07 a.m. on Jan. 13, reading, “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. There is NO missile threat.
Former Texan neighbours of David and Louise Turpin, the American couple whose 13 children were discovered chained and malnourished last week, have described a previous home littered with faeces, dead animals and a makeshift classroom. If convicted, they face up to 94 years to life in prison.
Two devices found at a Florida mall originally thought to be improvised explosives were actually marine flares, authorities said on Monday. Officials had initially said that two IEDs exploded at the Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, Florida, around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. The mall is about 65 miles east of Tampa, NBC News reported.
Israeli scholars have pieced together and deciphered one of two previously unread manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls more than half a century since their discovery, an Israeli university has said. The more than 60 tiny fragments of parchment bearing encrypted Hebrew writing had previously been thought to come from a variety of different scrolls, a Haifa University spokesman told AFP on Sunday.
The flu epidemic is three times worse than it was last year, and every part of the continental U.S. is under siege. NBC News’ Anne Thompson sits down with a doctor to find out what’s made the flu so severe.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the state’s congressional map went so far to benefit Republicans that it “clearly, plainly and palpably” violated the state constitution. The suit against the congressional map, which only challenged it under Pennsylvania’s state constitution, was one of the most watched voting rights cases in the country. The ruling could encourage groups to bring similar challenges against congressional gerrymandering cases in other states and bypass a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which is currently considering two cases dealing with partisan gerrymandering.
The Philippines' most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent. The midday explosion sent superheated lava, molten rocks and steam between 3.5 to 5 kilometers (2 to 3 miles) into the blue sky, and then some cascaded down Mount Mayon's slopes and shrouded nearby villages in darkness, Renato Solidum of the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology and other officials said.
Democrats have reached a deal with Republicans to end the government shutdown, concluding a three-day halt in federal funding that was partially seen as a blow to President Donald Trump. “After several discussions, offers and counteroffers, the Republican leader and I have come to an arrangement,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. The Senate later voted 81-18 to approve a short-term spending bill to fund the government for another three weeks.
On Jan. 18, NASA announced that astronaut Jeanette Epps would not fly, as expected, to the International Space Station in June. The space agency hasn't released any information about why Epps was benched from her planned mission, saying only that "these decisions are personnel matters for which NASA doesn’t provide information," according to NASA spokesperson Brandi Dean. Epps will now work in the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center and await another possible flight assignment.
A service dog’s trip to Disney World was complete when he got to meet Pluto in real life. Atlas, a service dog from Sarasota, Fla., was overjoyed as he came nose-to-nose with Mickey Mouse’s canine companion during a weekly trip to Disney World with his owner, 22-year-old Julien Gavino. "We usually go to Disney once a week — we’re annual pass holders — but haven’t gotten around to Atlas meeting Pluto yet,” Gavino told InsideEdition.com.
The 95th witness to deliver an impact statement at the sentencing hearing for disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor Larry Nassar said the school is still billing her family for appointments where she was allegedly sexually abused. Emma Ann Miller, 15, stood beside her mother in a Lansing, Michigan, courthouse on Monday to deliver her statement. In her powerful, 19-minute testimony, Miller said she had known Nassar for years and experienced frequent sexual abuse by the doctor.
Miles de personas participan en la “Marcha de las mujeres, en Washington, EEUU. EFE Miles de personas participan en la “Marcha de las mujeres en Washington, EEUU. EFE
After the frenzied media buzz around the arrival of glamorous North Korean celebrity singer, Hyon Song-wol, to inspect Olympic concert venues in Seoul at the weekend, a South Korean delegation is scheduled this week to vet North Korea’s most luxurious ski resort. “The idea of joint training could be used as a propaganda tool to rationalise how far-sighted Kim Jong-un was in making what was actually an anachronistic decision to build the ski resort at a time when ordinary citizens are starving to death,” Kim Sung-han, former South Korean vice foreign minister told Reuters.
Carnival Cruise lines saw two separate passenger tragedies this past week, after a woman fell to her death from a balcony and another went missing overboard. A 44-year-old woman is missing after she was “seen going overboard” the Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, the company confirmed. It was expected to arrive in Cozumel, Mexico, yesterday after the Mexican Navy took over search and rescue operations.