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1. The Residence passed the $1.5 trillion tax reduce bill, but representatives will have to do it all more than once more tomorrow.
That is due to the fact the Senate parliamentarian stripped three provisions from the Senate bill. Both chambers need to pass identical bills. Here’s how each and every representative voted. Above, Representative Kevin Brady and other Republican leaders.
The Senate is anticipated to hold its final vote late Tuesday or early Wednesday. We’re tracking the most recent developments on Capitol Hill.
Republicans are much more than ready to celebrate their very first significant legislative victory in the Trump era. And we tried to sort out the confusion over the bill’s big winners and losers. It definitely benefits the ultra wealthy — but not the merely wealthy, our DealBook editor concludes.
two. The Amtrak train that derailed in Washington State on Monday was traveling 50 miles per hour above the speed limit, federal officials said. Above, pieces of the train were carted away.
The train, which careened onto a busy interstate, was on the inaugural voyage of a new route. Two of the three individuals killed had been pals and rail enthusiasts traveling with each other to knowledge its debut.
“They had wanted to be on that very, very very first run,” a pal stated. About 100 men and women have been injured.
three. The sexual harassment that’s been uncovered in the globe of entertainment, media, government and corporations affects blue-collar ladies, as well.
The Times spoke with female employees at two Ford plants in Chicago, exactly where a culture of harassment persisted decades soon after the firm attempted to tackle sexual misconduct. Tonya Exum, above, said she was groped on the job — and then discovered her tires slashed.
And in a bellwether modify to end secrecy more than harassment claims, Microsoft is eliminating forced arbitration agreements.
4.The 27-year-old Bangladeshi immigrant who fumblingly detonated a crude pipe bomb in a New York City subway corridor final week has been charged with numerous terrorism-connected offenses. Akayed Ullah may possibly never leave jail. Above, journalists sought interviews at his family home in Dhaka.
Interviews with more than a dozen close friends, relatives and acquaintances, in Bangladesh and the U.S., paint a image of a young man who is impulsive, angry, riveted to militant social media and outraged by injustices inflicted upon Muslims — particularly the Rohingya.
5. China unveiled an ambitious strategy to curb climate modify by starting a market place for emissions credits. Above, thick smog earlier this year in Henan Province.
The extended-awaited move puts the world’s No. 1 polluter in a leading position on the situation as the U.S. retreats. Al Gore referred to as it a “powerful sign that a international sustainability revolution is underway.”
six. A huge boom startled many in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, about midday. These who ran outside saw a puff of gray smoke in the sky and black smoke increasing from the ground.
It was the second ballistic missile fired at the city by Houthi rebels in Yemen in two months, and could have been timed to divert consideration from King Salman’s planned announcement of the kingdom’s 2018 spending budget.
The Saudis stated they intercepted the “Iranian-Houthi” missile with out casualties.
7. We visited the Mojave, where a “hide-and-seek river” defies the desert.
The Amargosa flows above and below the ground, generating a exclusive oasis with amazing biodiversity. It is residence to the world’s rarest fish species, the Devil’s Hole pupfish. There are only 150 left.
But the river is below threat from groundwater pumping and efforts to bury nuclear waste nearby.
eight. The notion that poutine is “Canadian” is providing some Quebecois indigestion.
Quebec claims the gloppy snack of French fries, cheddar cheese curds and gravy, which has grow to be well-known worldwide as a gluttonous indulgence or hangover remedy. From Canada.
“People say you can now get cheese curds in Saskatchewan, but it will not be genuine poutine,” a Montreal food critic stated. “When it crosses the border, it loses its authenticity.”
9. It was a large year in news — often massive sufficient to be observed from the sky.
Satellite images and drone photography captured the eclipse, the Women’s March, hurricanes, fires and other pivotal events that defined a tumultuous year.
ten. Lastly, Trevor Noah looked back at a trying 2017 in a special year-end edition of “The Day-to-day Show.” He mentioned that President Trump presented “a paradox.”
“Every day I wake up terrified at the notion that he’s president of the most strong nation in the planet,” Mr. Noah said. “But I must admit, each and every day I also wake up understanding he’s going to make me laugh.”
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Published at Tue, 19 Dec 2017 23:23:52 +0000