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  • Schiff joins Schumer in blasting McConnell's impeachment trial rules
    Yahoo News

    Schiff joins Schumer in blasting McConnell's impeachment trial rules

    The lead House impeachment manager, Adam Schiff, joined the Senate Democratic leader in slamming the rules unveiled by Republicans Monday for the Senate trial, calling the guidelines “a process for a rigged trial. This is part and parcel of an effort to cover up the president's misconduct,” Schiff, a California Democrat and the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday morning. Schiff and the six other impeachment managers spoke to reporters on the House side of the Capitol, a few hours before the Senate was set to begin proceedings.

  • Police: Mom accused of killing her 3 kids said she smothered them while singing
    USA TODAY

    Police: Mom accused of killing her 3 kids said she smothered them while singing

    PHOENIX – The 22-year-old mother accused of killing her three children in Phoenix sang to her children as she smothered them to death, according to court records. Rachel Henry was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder Monday after she admitted to killing her three children under the age of 4, police said. Police initially said her son was 3 years old and her daughters were 2 years old and 7 months old, but a probable cause document released Tuesday night says the girls were 1 year old and 7 months old.

  • Canadian prosecutor set to defend U.S. request to extradite Huawei CFO Meng
    Reuters

    Canadian prosecutor set to defend U.S. request to extradite Huawei CFO Meng

    Canadian prosecutors are expected to defend on Wednesday their case to extradite Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to the United States saying Meng was arrested on charges of bank fraud, which is a crime in both countries, and not because of U.S. sanctions against Iran as argued by the defense. Meng's legal team continued its defense during the first phase of the extradition hearing on Tuesday, with lawyers arguing for a second straight day that "double criminality" is at the heart of the U.S. extradition request.

  • Biden pulls ahead in new Iowa poll
    Politico

    Biden pulls ahead in new Iowa poll

    Joe Biden leads the Democratic field in Iowa, according to a new poll out Monday, two weeks before the Feb. 3 caucuses. The Focus on Rural America poll shows the former vice president with 24 percent and the next three top-tier candidates bunched behind him, with Elizabeth Warren at 18 percent, Pete Buttigieg at 16 percent and Bernie Sanders at 14 percent. Amy Klobuchar clocked in at 11 percent.

  • Hurricane Rudy Strikes Back: Giuliani Hints At Tapes Exposing Parnas 'Lies'
    The National Interest

    Hurricane Rudy Strikes Back: Giuliani Hints At Tapes Exposing Parnas 'Lies'

    Rudy Giuliani on Monday accused his former associate, Lev Parnas, of telling multiple lies during a media tour last week, including about whether Attorney General William Barr was aware of the Trump lawyer's activities related to Ukraine. Giuliani was responding to Parnas's claims in interviews with CNN and MSNBC last week that it was “impossible” that Barr was unaware that Parnas worked closely with Giuliani in 2019 to collect and disseminate information related to Ukraine. Parnas helped Giuliani arrange interviews with former Ukrainian prosecutors regarding Joe and Hunter Biden.

  • You Should Get an Electric Fireplace
    Architectural Digest

    You Should Get an Electric Fireplace

    Who couldn't use a little more ambiance? Originally Appeared on Architectural Digest

  • Penn State student allegedly assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers
    CBS News

    Penn State student allegedly assaulted by 4 fraternity brothers

    A student has reported an alleged sexual assault by four Penn State fraternity brothers, university police said Tuesday. The warning to the campus said the sexual assault was submitted at 8:31 a.m. and was reported to have happened at an unknown time on January 15 at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. "The unknown victim, reported to be a student, disclosed to a third party being sexually assaulted by four unidentified fraternity brothers," the alert said.

  • 'África's richest woman' out of Davos well before report
    Associated Press

    'África's richest woman' out of Davos well before report

    The rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as “Africa's richest woman,” is evident by her absence at the the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Instead of hobnobbing with world leaders in Davos, she is confronted with calls for her to be investigated for criminal corruption and is hotly defending herself on Twitter. Forum organizers said the participation of dos Santos, daughter of longtime Angolan strongman Jose Eduardo dos Santos, at the forum's annual gathering in Davos was cancelled this month, well before an investigation alleged that she bilked her country of more than $1 billion through unscrupulous dealings.

  • Prince Harry banned from wearing military uniform after stepping back from armed forces
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    Prince Harry banned from wearing military uniform after stepping back from armed forces

    Harry, Duke of Sussex, will be barred from wearing his military uniform after he agreed to step back from his armed forces appointments.

  • McConnell releases impeachment trial rules, sparking new outcry from Democrats
    Yahoo News

    McConnell releases impeachment trial rules, sparking new outcry from Democrats

    WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released the rules for a Senate impeachment trial on Monday evening, the night before Republicans in the chamber are set to approve them by what is expected to be a party-line vote. The most noteworthy detail: Republicans will leave the House impeachment managers only two days to make their opening arguments. In the 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, House Republicans arguing the case against the Democratic president were given three days.

  • The search for Selena Not Afraid ends with 'great sadness.' Missing girl's body found near Montana rest area
    USA TODAY

    The search for Selena Not Afraid ends with 'great sadness.' Missing girl's body found near Montana rest area

    The body of a Montana girl missing since New Year's Day has been found, ending a weekslong search that stretched across three states and included FBI agents. Selena Shelley Faye Not Afraid, 16, was found in an area southwest of the rest area where she was last seen, Big Horn County Sheriff Lawrence C. Big Hair said in an emailed statement on Monday. "It is with great sadness I announce that we have to report the body of Selena Faye Not Afraid has been found by searchers," Big Hair said.

  • Mothers who occupied vacant Oakland house will be allowed to buy it
    The Guardian

    Mothers who occupied vacant Oakland house will be allowed to buy it

    The homeless mothers who took over a vacant house in Oakland, California, and occupied it for almost two months will be allowed to purchase the property – a major victory in a movement working to keep such homes out of the possession of speculators. The group Moms 4 Housing entered the house on Magnolia Street on 18 November with the intent to stay. The house had sat vacant for more than two years before it was purchased in July at a foreclosure auction for $501,078 by Wedgewood Properties, a real estate investment company with a history of buying up foreclosed-upon houses cheaply, evicting the tenants, renovating the homes and then putting them back on the market at much higher prices.

  • Mexico Murders Rise to Record in AMLO’s First Year in Office
    Bloomberg

    Mexico Murders Rise to Record in AMLO’s First Year in Office

    “What's relevant is that homicides continue at an extremely high level, and the only change is the height of the wave,” said Vidal Romero, a professor of political science at Mexico's Autonomous Institute of Technology, or ITAM, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Security, Intelligence and Governance. Drug traffickers pose a shared threat to the U.S. and Mexico. Murders in the Latin American nation are often carried out with weapons smuggled in from the U.S. Meanwhile, American overdose deaths, from drugs that frequently originate in or travel through Mexico, surged to about 70,000 annually in recent years, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • 21,000 Rounds Fired: How the Battleship USS New Jersey Fought the Vietnam War
    The National Interest

    21,000 Rounds Fired: How the Battleship USS New Jersey Fought the Vietnam War

    Key Point: The USS New Jersey caused a lot of damage, firing more shells than during its service in World War II. Yet, even the addition of battleships failed to win Washington the war. As the war in Vietnam reached its crescendo, the U.S. Navy prepared to recommission one of the most powerful ships ever to serve in the fleet. USS New Jersey, an Iowa-class battleship, was reactivated to provide naval gunfire support for American and allied forces fighting in South Vietnam.

  • 'I stayed alive to tell' - Auschwitz's dwindling survivors recount horrors of Nazi death camp
    Reuters

    'I stayed alive to tell' - Auschwitz's dwindling survivors recount horrors of Nazi death camp

    A strip of skin tattooed with the Auschwitz death camp number 99288 sits in a silver frame on a shelf in Avraham Harshalom's living room. As the 75th anniversary of the camp's liberation on Jan 27, 1945, nears, Harshalom, 95, is very clear about why he kept it. Harshalom is one of some 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel today.

  • Amanda Knox posts selfie in old prison uniform as her 'something old' to prepare for wedding
    The Independent

    Amanda Knox posts selfie in old prison uniform as her 'something old' to prepare for wedding

    With just 40 days left until her wedding, like many a bride-to-be, Amanda Knox has a long to-do list to get through before the big day. Ms Knox revealed a unique "something old" in a post on Instagram as she knuckles down to get through the tasks at hand – her old uniform from her time in an Italian prison. It has been nine years since Ms Knox left prison where she served just under four years after being convicted for the 2007 murder of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher.

  • So-called conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah
    Associated Press

    So-called conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

    The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Supporters navigated a winding path to passage and some dissent remains, but barring it in Utah could give a boost to similar efforts in other right-leaning states, said Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “It's really given people a lot of hope,” said Minter, whose group has pushed for bans around the U.S. Virginia is considering a ban, and the issue could also come up in this year in Texas and Kentucky, he said.

  • Hillary Clinton Claims ‘Nobody Likes’ Sanders: ‘He Was a Career Politician’
    National Review

    Hillary Clinton Claims ‘Nobody Likes’ Sanders: ‘He Was a Career Politician’

    Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton heavily criticized Senator Bernie Sanders's campaign in an interview released Tuesday, and said she's “not going to go there yet” when asked if she would endorse the Vermont Senator in the general election. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the release of a docu-series called Hillary, Clinton confirmed that she stood by comments made about Sanders in the documentary. He was in Congress for years.

  • Menendez and Graham Partner Up to Craft a New Iran Deal
    The Daily Beast

    Menendez and Graham Partner Up to Craft a New Iran Deal

    Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have teamed up to work on drafting potential contours for negotiations with Tehran over the country's nuclear programming and a roadmap for a new deal, according to Graham and two other congressional aides familiar with the matter. “I've been working with Senator Menendez on this for some time,” Graham told The Daily Beast in an interview last week. Graham told The Daily Beast in an interview in August that he was working with senior Trump administration officials on an alternative to the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal.

  • Russia admits its deadly Zircon hypersonic missile is suffering from 'childhood diseases'
    Business Insider

    Russia admits its deadly Zircon hypersonic missile is suffering from 'childhood diseases'

    Associated Press Russia's deadly Zircon hypersonic missile is apparently suffering from unspecified "childhood diseases," the Russian Navy's top admiral revealed. Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy Admiral Nikolai Yevmenov told RIA Novosti that the weapon is likely still years away from entering service. In February of last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted that the developmental missile can hit speeds up to Mach 9 and eliminate targets up to 620 miles away.

  • Arizona mother admits killing her 3 children, police say
    USA TODAY

    Arizona mother admits killing her 3 children, police say

    PHOENIX – The mother of three children found dead Monday night in a Phoenix home admitted killing them and has been arrested, Phoenix police officials said. Police identified the mother as Rachel Henry. Henry, 22, was arrested Monday night after the children, all under the age of 4, were found dead, according to Phoenix police.

  • Feds: White supremacists hoped rally would start civil war
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    Feds: White supremacists hoped rally would start civil war

    A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday.

  • China's First Nuclear Submarine Was a Flawed Creature
    The National Interest

    China's First Nuclear Submarine Was a Flawed Creature

    Key Point: The Chinese Navy's new submarines will be much better than its first. Long a cherished goal of Chairman Mao himself, the design was initially a disappointment. Despite their less than ideal performance, the Type 091 Han-class submarines will ultimately be remembered as Asia's first indigenously produced nuclear attack submarines.

  • Russia Tightens Control Over Chinese Border on Coronavirus Fears
    Bloomberg

    Russia Tightens Control Over Chinese Border on Coronavirus Fears

    Russian authorities strengthened controls at border crossings with China to prevent a deadly strain of coronavirus from being brought into the country, the state-run RIA Novosti news service reported, citing acting Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. The mysterious virus has caused at least six deaths and infected a number of medical workers in China, a sign the illness can be passed from person to person. China raised the number of confirmed cases to 291 on Tuesday and its National Health Commission has warned there's a risk of the virus spreading further.

  • French workers turn to sabotage as transport strike flags
    Reuters

    French workers turn to sabotage as transport strike flags

    French energy workers protesting against President Emmanuel Macron's pension reform plans cut power to Paris' wholesale food market on Tuesday in the latest of a series of sabotage and wildcat actions as a weeks-long transport strike loses momentum. The deliberate sabotage of power supplies underlines the determination of left-wing unions after a wave of strikes and street protests since early December failed to force Macron to back down. The hard-left CGT union's energy branch said it was responsible for an early-morning power outage at Rungis, the world's largest wholesale fresh food market.