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WH Expects GOP Defections Over Trial Witnesses

CBS News reports: The White House is preparing for some Republican senators to join Democrats in voting to call witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, which could get underway in the coming days. Senior White House officials tell CBS News they increasingly believe that at least four Republicans, and likely more, will vote to call witnesses. In addition to Senators …

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Barr Demands Apple Unlock Phones Used By Terrorist

The New York Times reports: Attorney General William P. Barr declared on Monday that a deadly shooting last month at a naval air station in Pensacola, Fla., was an act of terrorism, and he asked Apple in an unusually high-profile request to provide access to two phones used by the gunman. Mr. Barr’s appeal was an escalation of an ongoing …

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Trump: Doesn’t Matter If Iran Attack Was “Imminent”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump added to the controversy over his administration’s justification for the killing of an Iranian general, saying Monday that “it doesn’t really matter” whether it was in response to an imminent threat to the United States. In a tweet, Trump criticized Democrats for trying to determine whether Iranian attacks the administration has said were planned …

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Grindr Cannibal Pleads Insanity, More Victims Sought

The Detroit Free Press reports: Police now are seeking other men Mark Latunski met on Grindr. They know of two. A New York man born in 1973 fled Latunski’s home, jumped a fence and called police after becoming frightened during a consensual sexual encounter on Oct. 10. Then a 29-year-old Lansing man wearing only a kilt got “spooked” during a …

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Astros Fire Managers After MLB Ruling On Cheating

The Associated Press reports: Astros manager AJ Hinch [photo] and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season. In the sport’s largest scandal since the Biogenesis drug suspensions in 2013, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced …

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POLL: 17% Of Republicans Support Trump’s Removal

The Rising reports: Seventeen percent of Republican voters support President Trump’s impeachment and say he should be removed from office, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday. The figure in the Jan. 8-9 survey marks a 3 percentage point increase from a similar poll conducted in late October. The share of Democratic voters who favor impeachment stood at 80 percent, …

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Bloomberg Lands First Endorsement From Congress

Reuters reports: Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg won his first endorsement from a member of Congress on Monday with the backing of fellow New Yorker U.S. Representative Max Rose. Rose is a veteran who was elected in 2018 to represent parts of NYC including Staten Island, typically a Republican stronghold . Rose said Bloomberg took over as mayor of New …

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Big Penalties For Houston Astros In Cheating Scandal

CBS Sports reports: Major League Baseball issued harsh penalties against the Houston Astros on Monday after a lengthy investigation into the team’s use of technology to steal signs. The sanctions include one-year suspensions for Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow [photo] as well as a $5 million fine and the loss of future draft picks. In a …

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Republicans Seek Leniency For Felon Ex-House Rep

Roll Call reports: Former Speaker John A. Boehner is among a robust contingent of Republicans who want a judge to give convicted former Rep. Chris Collins a break on prison time. The requests for leniency say the New York Republican is a dedicated public servant, father and friend. But the attempt from current and former GOP lawmakers runs contrary to …

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