10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO VENEZUELA’S GOVERNMENT HAS BACK-CHANNELED WITH President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an AP interview that his government held secret talks with the Trump administration and predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his resignation. 2. FROM SHUTDOWN TO SHOWDOWN Congress has approved a border security deal that would avert a second […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BORDER SECURITY SEEMS NEAR A SERENE RESOLUTION Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise. 2. FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL MASSACRE ONE YEAR LATER The anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre will primarily be about […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I CAN’T SAY I’M THRILLED’ Trump says he’s not expecting the government to shut down again, a signal that he’s leaning toward accepting a budget deal that denies him most of the money he’s sought for a border wall. 2. ‘EL CHAPO’ HEADING TO ‘ALCATRAZ OF THE ROCKIES’ Experts say convicted Mexican drug lord […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BUDGET DEAL ALLOWS FOR REDUCED WALL FUNDING Republicans tentatively agree to far less money for Trump’s border wall than his $5.7 billion request, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4 billion, congressional aides say. 2. 2 PARKLAND MOMS NOW DIVIDED OVER GUNS Two women photographed in an anguished embrace during the Parkland school massacre […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. TRUMP TRIES TO TURN BORDER DEBATE WITH EL PASO RALLY In his first rally since November’s midterm elections, the president is aiming to deliver on his elusive signature pledge to American voters. 2. SPONSOR BACKS OFF FAST-TRACK IMPEACHMENT IN VIRGINIA A state lawmaker now suggests he won’t move forward with plans to introduce an […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHO WAS THE TARGET OF THREATS BY TABLOID Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he was the target of “extortion and blackmail” by the publisher of the National Enquirer, which he said threatened to publish revealing personal photos of him. 2. VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS BRACE FOR POLITICAL FALLOUT OF SCANDAL The political crisis in Virginia threatens […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. VIRGINIA HAS CHECKERED RACIAL PAST Virginia has become more diverse and socially liberal in recent years, but the state continues to struggle with mindsets shaped by its turbulent racial history. 2. BORDER WALL A DELICATE DANCE Some Mexican homes encroach on U.S. soil, posing a dilemma for federal authorities. 3. ‘REVOLUTION BABIES’ REPRESENT MAJOR […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘THERE CANNOT BE WAR AND INVESTIGATION’ In a line from his State of the Union address that largely fell flat, Trump calls on Congress to cast aside partisanship but refuses to yield on immigration policies that have infuriated Democrats. 2. WHAT WILL COME OUT OF TRUMP-KIM II IN VIETNAM Trump has announced plans for […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. TRUMP AIMS TO UNIFY IN STATE OF THE UNION The president will call for optimism and unity in his delayed address before Congress, but skeptics are likely to question whether such a reset is possible after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. 2. TRUMP’S INAUGURAL COMMITTEE SUBPOENAED U.S. prosecutors in New […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP, PELOSI REMAIN FAR APART ON BORDER WALL ISSUE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared there’ll be no “wall money” in any compromise border security deal as she and President Donald Trump signaled congressional negotiators may never satisfy his demands. 2. U.S. TO WITHDRAW FROM NUCLEAR ARMS TREATY The Trump administration is poised to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. WATCHDOG ISSUES SOBERING REPORT ON AFGHANISTAN As the U.S. pursues peace in the war-torn country, the Afghan government has been unable to expand control of its country, Afghan security forces are shrinking and gaps in security are growing. 2. AP: ICE FORCE-FEEDING DETAINEES ON HUNGER STRIKE Federal immigration officials are force-feeding six immigrants through […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ODDS SEEM AGAINST TRADE WAR BREAKTHROUGH U.S. and Chinese negotiators begin talks aimed at settling a half-year dispute that has weakened both sides, rattled financial markets and clouded the global economic outlook. 2. LAWMAKERS HOPEFUL OF PACT THAT WOULD PREVENT SHUTDOWN Capitol Hill negotiators say they could easily reach a deal on a homeland […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘STOP THE UNREASONABLE CRACKDOWN’ Beijing issues a warning to Washington following Huawei’s indictment in the U.S. on charges of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran. Trade talks this week could suffer. 2. AFTER A PUBLICITY-FILLED WEEKEND, ROGER STONE TO FACE JUDGE Donald Trump’s confidant is expected to plead not guilty at a federal […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. PRESIDENT SKEPTICAL ABOUT CHANCES FOR BUDGET AGREEMENT Donald Trump says the odds that a bipartisan House and Senate lawmakers will craft a deal to end his border wall standoff with Congress are “less than 50-50.” 2. OPIOID SCOURGE’S TOLL ON VICTIMS’ RELATIVES Hundreds of thousands of families continue struggling to contain the worst drug […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP ASSOCIATE STONE ARRESTED, FACES OBSTRUCTION CHARGE The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says Roger Stone faces charges including witness tampering, obstruction and false statements. 2. WHAT SHUTDOWN VOTE REJECTION SPURRED The twin setbacks in the Senate prompts a burst of bipartisan talks aimed at temporarily halting the longest-ever closure of federal agencies. […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP YIELDS TO PELOSI, POSTPONES STATE OF THE UNION The president concedes that “no venue can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber” and that he’ll wait until the shutdown is over as the House speaker had demanded. 2. COMPETING BILLS IN SENATE TO END SHUTDOWN LIKELY TO FAIL Republicans […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. WHAT SENATORS ARE GRAPPLING WITH Side with Trump or vote to temporarily end the longest shutdown in U.S. history and keep negotiating. 2. VENEZUELA BRACES FOR PROTESTS The country’s opposition faces a crucial test in an appeal to the military and the poor to shift loyalties that until recently looked solidly behind the socialist […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. SENATE GOP MOVES ON TRUMP PROPOSAL TO END SHUTDOWN Democrats are expected to balk at the $5.7 billion the president wants to build a border wall, alongside temporary protection from deportation for some immigrants. 2. WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE LEANING IN 2020 As the presidential primary takes shape, almost no policy is too liberal for […]

Governor suspends Northwest Florida school superintendent

Governor suspends Northwest Florida school superintendent

Tallahassee – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is suspending a school superintendent from office after being urged to so by the state’s new education commissioner. DeSantis removed Okaloosa County School Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson from office Friday and replaced Jackson with Marcus Chambers, an assistant superintendent with the northwest Florida school district. The Republican governor said […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. TRUMP, PELOSI FEUD HEATS UP The president denies the House speaker the use of a military aircraft to visit troops abroad. This, after Pelosi sought to have Trump postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union address. 2. BREXIT STALEMATE DRAGS ON The British prime minister is unwilling to compromise on her “red lines,” […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MAY BATTLES TO KEEP BREXIT ON TRACK European Union countries are also debating how to move forward now that the U.K. Parliament rejected the prime minister’s deal with the bloc and with the March 29 deadline looming. 2. WHO BLINKS FIRST MATTERS IN WALL FIGHT Border wall aside, the shutdown dispute over whether to […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MAY FACES NO-CONFIDENCE VOTE Analysts expect the British prime minister to keep her job a day after Parliament resoundingly defeated her Brexit deal with the European Union. 2. ‘I WILL NOT BE BULLIED’ William Barr, Trump’s nominee for attorney general, asserts independence from the White House and states that Robert Mueller’s investigation is not […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. BIG DAY FOR BREXIT’S SURVIVAL British lawmakers are set to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the European Union and all indications are that she will suffer a heavy defeat. 2. ‘NEVER EVER BACK DOWN’ With the government mired in the fourth week of a shutdown, Trump rejects a short-term legislative fix […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN DAY 24 Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, with no end in sight for the partial closure. 2. SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS MIDDLE EAST Mike Pompeo met Monday with Saudi leaders on the latest stop of a […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. ‘I WILL DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY’ The president is edging closer to that declaration in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. 2. A PAYDAY ABOUT TO BE MISSED Families are making tough decisions as 800,000 federal employees miss their first paycheck because of the three-week government shutdown. 3. […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP TAKING SHUTDOWN BATTLE TO US-MEXICO BORDER The president is seeking to bolster his case for a border wall after the latest negotiations with Democrats blew up over his funding demands. 2. STAND TAKEN AGAINST FORCED LABOR On the heels of an AP investigation, a U.S. company that stocks college bookstores with team apparel […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP LINKS DRUGS, CRIME TO LACK OF BORDER WALL In a televised plea from the Oval Office, the president urges congressional Democrats to fund his border wall, but Democrats accused the Republican of appealing to “fear, not facts.” 2. AUSTRALIA WILL ASSESS RUNAWAY SAUDI WOMAN FOR SETTLEMENT The move comes as 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PERSISTS Trump is standing firm in his border wall demands and newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up the pressure to reopen the government. 2. CHINA UPBEAT AHEAD OF US TRADE TALKS The two sides face wrangling over technology and their future relationship as a trade dispute threatens to […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ENTERS DAY 14 House Democrats pass a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump’s promised border wall amid a veto threat from the White House. 2. WHAT PELOSI SAID AFTER RECLAIMING THE SPEAKER’S GAVEL Pelosi, elected speaker 220-192, says U.S. voters “demanded a new dawn” in the November election […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. TRUMP, LAWMAKERS STILL AT LOGGERHEADS No one budges at the president’s closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, so the partial government shutdown persists over his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. 2. WHAT’S UNIQUE ABOUT NEW CONGRESS The 116th U.S. Congress is making history for seating […]

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