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Attempting to hold the lights on
• With government funding set to expire by the finish of the week, Congress would need to have to pass a stopgap spending measure to keep away from a shutdown on Saturday.
As part of that work, Democrats are pushing to protect hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as kids.
Republicans say they want to address the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan that protects these immigrants, but to do so separately from government funding.
• President Trump declared on Sunday that DACA was “probably dead,” but the debate has been overshadowed by questions about his views on race.
“I’m not a racist”
• President Trump presented that reassurance on Sunday, following 3 days of worldwide uproar over vulgar remarks he is stated to have produced throughout a White Residence meeting on immigration.
Republican lawmakers at the meeting, which incorporated a discussion about immigrants from Haiti and from African countries, bear in mind his comments differently.
• The day just before Martin Luther King’s Birthday, our reporters spoke with African-Americans at churches across the U.S. “There’s not a lot of honesty in the nation now about who we are and exactly where we are,” one activist stated.
U.S. plans for a war it does not want
• Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, have argued forcefully to address North Korea’s nuclear ambitions with diplomacy.
But current military workouts suggest Washington is preparing for the final resort.
American anxiety about North Korea was underscored over the weekend when a cellphone alert in Hawaii warned of an incoming ballistic missile, afalse alarm that set off about 40 minutes of panic. “Someone clicked the wrong point on the computer,” a state emergency official mentioned.
• We looked back at an incident in 1983 that illustrates how an error can lead to the brink of war.
Iranians seek accountability
• Right after the most severe antigovernment demonstrations in Iran in almost a decade, a lot of are casting doubt on the official explanations for the deaths of some protesters.
The government said on Sunday that nearly 4,000 had been arrested throughout the unrest, and that 25 people had died, of whom two killed themselves and a single was a “terrorist” who died in clashes with safety forces.
President Hassan Rouhani, who has defended the appropriate of peaceful protest, appeared to support these who doubt the official accounts.
• That willingness of Iranians to repudiate the judiciary is unusual, our correspondent in Tehran reports.
• Our podcast team is off for the vacation. “The Daily” will return Tuesday.
• U.S. firms are increasingly hiring individualsthey when turned away, which includes these who have criminal records or who were unemployed for long periods.
• TheDetroit auto show has a lot to celebrate, but tougher times may be ahead.
• The Sundance Film Festival will open with out Harvey Weinstein, one particular of the headlines to watch this week.
• U.S. markets are closed today for Martin Luther King’s Birthday. Here’s a snapshot of international markets.
Ideas, both new and old, for a much more fulfilling life.
• Safeguard your technologies this year.
• Travel destinations that help you get healthier.
• Recipe of the day: Commence the week with Thai red curry noodles.
Over the Weekend
• The death toll of mudslides in Montecito, Calif., rose to 20, and much more rain is on the way.
• President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority mentioned Israel had killed the Oslo Accords and criticized the Trump administration for its handling of the Mideast conflict.
• Mark Wahlberg and his talent agency will donate $two million to a group fighting pay inequity, following an outcry more than his fees for “All the Income in the Planet.”
• Ladies in Saudi Arabia were allowed to attend a soccer game at a public stadium for the very first time.
• In the N.F.L., the Minnesota Vikings scored a 61-yard touchdown on the final play of the game to stun the New Orleans Saints.
• Venus Williams was one of 3 top American girls who lost in the first round of the Australian Open these days.
• “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” was No. 1 at the North American box workplace for the second week, earning $27 million.
• A not-really-as-promised land
Some asylum seekers are discovering that Canada is not necessarily the liberal refuge they had hoped.
• In memoriam
Keith Jackson was ABC’s voice of college football, punctuating fascinating plays with a excellent ol’ boy touch: “Whoa, Nellie!” He was 89.
• A monarch’s memories
Queen Elizabeth II, long reluctant to be interviewed, reflected on her 1953 coronation in a new documentary.
“You can not look down to read the speech,” she stated of her crown. “If you did, your neck would break.”
• Everybody is receiving hilariously wealthy
• The Occasions, in other words
• Quotation of the day
“I’ve been involved in the civil rights movement considering that my college days, and I’m not confident I’ve ever been much more confused than I am proper now.”
— Sterling Tucker, 94, a Washington civil rights leader, who, like several other African-Americans, said he was struggling to understand what was happening in a country that just had a black president.
The headquarters for the U.S. military have often stood out.
The Pentagon constructing was already in use when it was dedicated 75 years ago today, at the height of Planet War II.
Built across the Potomac River from Washington in less than two years, the Pentagon was property to 22,000 workers by the end of 1942.
It remains 1 of the world’s largest workplace buildings, with far more than six million square feet of floor space.
The distinctive style came from the shape of the first proposed website, which was hemmed in by streets on 5 sides. When President Franklin Roosevelt decided on a distinct place, the shape stayed, but the sides have been produced even.
The very first architectural evaluations had been not glowing, but they improved over time.
“Called as well big, too barren and too expensive when it was completed for $83 million in 1943, the Pentagon is a thriving, functional achievement in 1968,” The Occasions wrote for the 25th anniversary of the creating, which it extolled as a place of neighborhood:
“Everyman, or Littleman, triumphed over all. Thousands of secretaries and office workers have turned the Pentagon into a cluttered, cosy, residence-away-from-home.”
Sarah Anderson contributed reporting.
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Published at Mon, 15 Jan 2018 11:17:47 +0000