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10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. NEW ZEALANDERS OBSERVE MUSLIM CALL TO PRAYER New Zealanders observed the Muslim call to prayer in reflecting on the moment one week ago when 50 worshippers at two Christchurch mosques were slain. 2. SYRIA SLAMS TRUMP ON GOLAN HEIGHTS Damascus said Trump’s abrupt declaration that the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the annexed […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. NEW ZEALAND HOLDS FIRST FUNERALS FOR MOSQUE SHOOTING VICTIMS A father and son who fled the civil war in Syria for “the safest country in the world” are buried before hundreds of mourners. 2. DISNEY CLOSES $71 BILLION DEAL FOR FOX’S ENTERTAINMENT ASSETS The deal paves the way for Disney to launch its streaming […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. ‘YOU WON’T HEAR ME SPEAK HIS NAME’ New Zealand’s prime minister says she will do everything in her power to deny the accused mosque gunman a platform for elevating his white supremacist views at trial. 2. FRANTIC RESCUE UNDERWAY FOR MOZAMBIQUE FLOOD VICTIMS Hundreds are dead, many more missing and thousands at risk from […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. SCORES KILLED IN NEW ZEALAND MOSQUE SHOOTINGS Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers that killed at least 49 people attending prayers are described by Prime Minister Ardern as “one of New Zealand’s darkest days. ” 2. ISRAELI MILITARY STRIKES 100 HAMAS TARGETS Israeli warplanes struck in the Gaza Strip in response to […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. BETO O’ROURKE ANNOUNCES 2020 WHITE HOUSE BID The former Texas congressman ends months of speculation over whether he’d try to translate his newfound political celebrity into a Democratic presidential bid. 2. WHO IS HANDLING ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES’ BLACK BOX PROBE The French air accident investigation authority, or BEA, says it will handle the analysis of […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. ETHIOPIA, CHINA GROUND BOEING JETS AMID GLOBAL MOURNING Ethiopian Airlines grounds all of its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and Chinese aviation officials do the same the day after a crash in Addis Ababa killed all 157 on board. 2. ‘I DIDN’T EXPECT THAT TODAY WILL BE MY FREEDOM DAY’ An Indonesian woman has […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. MAJOR CHANGE IN US ASYLUM PRACTICES Border agents have been told to require Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America to wait in Mexico during the asylum process, memos obtained by the AP reveal. 2. MANAFORT TO LEARN FATE Trump’s former campaign chairman is scheduled to find out his sentence for tax and bank […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. HOUSE DEMOCRATS POISED FOR MORE COHEN TESTIMONY Trump’s former lawyer returns to Capitol Hill for a fourth day of questioning as Democrats pursue investigations into Trump’s White House, businesses and presidential campaign. 2. FORMER NISSAN CHAIRMAN LEAVES DETENTION FACILITY Carlos Ghosn, held nearly four months for alleged financial fraud, appears to have left a […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. HOUSE PANEL SEEKS DOCUMENTS ON 81 PEOPLE LINKED TO TRUMP A House panel is probing the president and his administration for possible obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. Trump dismisses the investigation as “ridiculous.” 2. JAPAN COURT OK’S GHOSN’S RELEASE ON BAIL A court in Tokyo approves the release of the former […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. WHY DID IT SUDDENLY END? President Donald Trump said he walked away from his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because Kim demanded the U.S. lift all of its sanctions, a claim that North Korea’s delegation called a rare news conference in the middle of the night to deny. 2. DEMOCRATS […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. NO DEAL IN HANOI Declaring “sometimes you have to walk,” Trump did just that after nuclear disarmament talks with Kim Jong Un collapsed after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. sanctions on North Korea. 2. HOW KIM MADE HISTORY For what is almost certainly the first […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. TRUMP, KIM BEGIN SUMMIT WITH HANDSHAKE, SMILES The affable leaders of hostile nations open with hopeful words and a private chat before sitting down for dinner and further talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. 2. MICHAEL COHEN: TRUMP KNEW ABOUT WIKILEAKS Trump’s former personal lawyer is planning to tell a House committee […]

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

1. KIM JONG UN MAKES GRAND ARRIVAL IN HANOI After a marathon train journey, the North Korean leader’s armored limo rolls into Vietnam’s capital with much fanfare ahead of a nuclear summit with Trump. 2. AUSTRALIAN PRELATE CONVICTED OF MOLESTATION Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse, is […]

10 Things to Know for Monday

10 Things to Know for Monday

1. WHAT TOOK BEST PICTURE AT OSCARS In an upset, the segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” is crowned top film at the 91st Academy Awards. Not everyone, notably Spike Lee among others, was happy with the result. 2. TRUMP REFRAMES SUMMIT EXPECTATIONS The U.S. president lowers expectations for North Korea’s denuclearization while eager to declare […]

10 Things to Know for Friday

10 Things to Know for Friday

1. LIGHTS, CAMERA, CLUES Chicago’s vast network of surveillance cameras, with more than 32,000 mounted on buildings, poles, train tunnels and elsewhere, helped police break the case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett. 2. REAL CHANGE AT LONG LAST? Cardinals attending Pope Francis’ summit on preventing clergy sex abuse have called for a new culture of […]

10 Things to Know for Thursday

10 Things to Know for Thursday

1. ‘EMPIRE’ ACTOR TURNS HIMSELF IN Jussie Smollett to face accusations that he filed a false police report when he told authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men. 2. FIRE IN ANCIENT SHOPING DISTRICT IN BANGLADESH KILLS DOZENS A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh’s […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. POSSIBLE PEACE DECLARATION LOOMS OVER KIM-TRUMP SUMMIT Such an announcement ending the six-decade-old Korean War could open up a whole new set of problems for Washington if not done carefully. 2. CALIFORNIA VS. TRUMP ESCALATES Disputes over the president’s border wall and California’s bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and […]

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 […]

Normalcy returns to Gulf Islands for now

Normalcy returns to Gulf Islands for now

Gulf Islands National Seashore remained closed for more than a month. The 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government – the longest in history — created the closure. Last Monday, normalcy returned for national parks. Read the full article in the Feb. 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or […]

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 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 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 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 […]

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