Russia, White Home, Benjamin Netanyahu: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing
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1. Best (or The Best may refer to) U.S. security officials sounded the alarm: Russia ( Russian: Россия, tr. Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə]), also officially known as the Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация, tr. Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈratsɨjə]),) is already bombarding Americans with (or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album),) propaganda, aiming to sway the fall midterm elections.
And that wasn’t the only flag raised at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about worldwide threats. North Korea’s nuclear system, Islamist militants in the Middle East and cyberactivities by China and Iran also rated.
Mark Mazzetti, our Washington investigations editor, will be discussing the unique counsel’s Russia inquiry with the reporters Michael Schmidt and Scott Shane and with Nina Khrushcheva, a professor of international affairs in New York () is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England). Reside stream it right here at 7 p.m. Eastern.
two. The F.B.I. director stated that its report on Rob Porter, the president’s former staff secretary who was forced out more than allegations of spousal abuse, was delivered to the White House months earlier than the administration has admitted. The White (is the lightest color and is achromatic (having no hue), because it fully reflects and scatters all the visible wavelengths of light) Property stood by its timeline.
Mr. Porter (may refer to) never ever got a permanent safety clearance, but he’s far from alone. The president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, above (may refer to: Above (artist), Contemporary urban artist Above Church, a village in Staffordshire, England In music: Above (Mad Season album), a 1995 album by Mad Season Above (Pillar album), a 2000), is operating on an interim status that gives him access to classified material.
It remains unclear why Mr. Kushner’s security clearance has taken so lengthy.
3. “This will be our last likelihood, there will never ever be an additional opportunity! March 5th.”
In a pair of early-morning tweets, President (president is a common title for the head of state in most republics) Trump increased pressure on Democrats. The initial focused on reaching a deal to protect young undocumented immigrants ahead of the looming deadline.
The second pushed them on infrastructure: “After several years we have taken care of our Military, now we have (or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary) to repair our roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and far more. Bipartisan, make deal Dems?”
4. Can Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain in workplace?
That was the query soon after the Israeli police mentioned he need to be charged with bribery and fraud.
The damning summary of their findings right (are legal, social, or ethical principles of freedom or entitlement; that is, rights are the fundamental normative rules about what is allowed of people or owed to people, according to some legal) after (may refer to) a year of investigating two corruption circumstances referred to a steady flow of cigars and pink champagne in Mr. Netanyahu’s Jerusalem residence in quantities adequate to stock a small cocktail lounge.
five. At least 4 Russian nationals, and possibly dozens, were killed in fighting in Syria this month.
The Kremlin has played down its involvement by suggesting they had been merely mercenaries — but it seems the U.S. and Russia came extremely close to on the battlefield.
six. “Everybody has meth (is a strong central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is mainly used as a recreational drug and less commonly as a second-line treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obesity) around here — everybody.”
It is not just opioids out there. Crystal meth is back with a vengeance. Sean, a 27-year-old in Oregon, told our reporter (journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public) that he prefers heroin but that these days meth is “the easiest to locate.”
At the United States border, agents are seizing 10 to 20 occasions the amounts they did a decade ago. Congress passed sweeping legislation to curtail it much more than a decade ago, but experts say methamphetamine has in no way been purer, cheaper or far more lethal.
7. The reigning Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin is set to competetonight at the Winter Gamesin the slalom, her best event. No athlete, man or woman, has ever successfully defended an Olympic slalom title.
If you need far more Olympic stars, consider Chloe Kim, 17, above, the youngest female snowboarder to win gold in the Olympic halfpipe. Check out how she managed her extraordinary back-to-back 1080s.
And more than on the ice there’s Adam Rippon, who’s speaking publicly about what has been an open secret among male skaters: crippling physique image issues.
8. It is a challenging job, but some tech columnist had to do it: let a self-flying drone test its futuristic chase capabilities on him.
The R1 sells for $2,499, but expect it to be less expensive, smaller, much more capable, and — sooner than most of us will like (the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard) — everywhere.
“I identified only 1 trick for escape,” Farhad Manjoo writes. “Hint: It involved the indignity of repeatedly operating about a tree.”
9. Will (may refer to) it be Lucy the borzoi, Slick the border collie or a pug named Biggie?
We’ll have reside coverage all through the evening of the 142nd Westminster Dog Show. Lucy, Slick and Biggie all won their groups (Group is a number of people or things that are located, gathered, or classed together) on Monday (hound, toy and herding), and the remaining group competitions commence at eight p.m. (sporting, operating, terrier and nonsporting).
If you can stay up, best in show is anticipated around 11 p.m.
ten. For Valentine’s Day, our reporter mined a California library (library is a collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing)’s collection of about 12,000 paper valentines (valentine is a card or gift given on Valentine’s Day, or one’s sweetheart) from across three centuries. She found lots of “optimism about romance,” but also spotted the card above, a bit of trolling from 1855. (“I’ll get married,” it reads, “but not to you.”)
And humans are not the only ones with really like on the brain. We take a look at how songbirds mated for life produce space for every other in their brains.
Good evening (is the time of the day between daytime and night or between sunset and bedtime), and might tomorrow bring you far more romance than trolling.
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Published at Tue, 13 Feb 2018 23:19:28 +0000