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The Captain And Tennille’s Daryl Dragon Dies At 76

From the Hollywood Reporter: Daryl Dragon, the musician best known as the Captain from the group The Captain and Tennille, died due to renal failure on Wednesday. He was 76. “He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly. I was at my most creative in my life, when I was with him,” Toni Tennille, Dragon’s longtime …

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Pelosi’s Message To Trump: “Nothing For The Wall”

NBC News reports: Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi told NBC’s “Today” show in an interview set to air Thursday that she will not provide President Donald Trump with the border wall funding he has demanded and shut down the government over. Asked by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie if she was willing to give up any money specifically for the border wall, Pelosi said …

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BRAZIL: Far-Right President Targets Minorities On First Day, Removes LGBT Issues From Human Rights Ministry

The Associated Press reports: Newly installed President Jair Bolsonaro targeted Brazil’s indigenous groups, descendants of slaves and the LGBT community with executive orders in the first hours of his administration, moving quickly after a campaign in which the far-right leader said he would radically overhaul many aspects of life in Latin America’s largest nation. In removing LGBT concerns from the …

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NASA Probe Sends Back First Images Of Ultima Thule

The New York Times reports: Ultima Thule, an icy world 4 billion miles from the sun, looks like a big snowman. At a news conference on Wednesday, scientists working with NASA’s New Horizons mission released several images that the spacecraft took as it flew by on Jan. 1. The scientists now say with confidence that Ultima Thule long ago was …

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Apple Lowers Revenue Forecast, Cites China Trade War

Business Insider reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday warned investors that the company expects to fall as much as $9 billion short of its earlier revenue target for the first fiscal quarter of 2019. In a rare guidance revision, Cook pointed to a struggling market in China as the biggest factor for the change. Cook added that “rising trade …

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Giuliani: Mueller’s Team Thinks Trump Is A “Monster”

Real Clear Politics reports: Trump legal team spokesman Rudy Giuliani joins the Brian Kilmeade Show on WABC radio to talk about the Mueller probe and related items. About those investigating the president, Giuliani said there are some “out of control Hillary people” on the team. “I’m not saying Weissmann needs to go to a psychiatrist,” he said about one of …

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Dems To Introduce Bill Requiring Presidential Nominees To Make Ten Years Of Tax Returns Available To Public

CNN reports: According to two sources familiar with the discussions, Democrats will include a provision in their new bill that would require presidential nominees to disclose 10 years of tax returns shortly after they become the nominee. Vice presidents would also be required to disclose a decade of returns. The tax returns would then be posted on the Federal Election …

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Vietnam Criminalizes Online Criticism Of Government

The Guardian reports: Vietnam has introduced a new cybersecurity law, which criminalises criticising the government online and forces internet providers to give authorities’ user data when requested, sparking claims of a “totalitarian” crackdown on dissent. The law, which mirrors China’s draconian internet rules, came into effect on 1 January and forces internet providers to censor content deemed “toxic” by the …

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Trump: There’s No Reason For US To Be In “Lost” Syria: Nothing But Sand And Death, There’s No Vast Wealth

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Syria “sand and death” in a question-and-answer session with reporters following a cabinet meeting. Asked about a timeline for withdrawing troops from the country, the president described how he viewed the country and the fighting there. “We’re talking about sand and death, that’s what we’re talking about,” Trump said. “We’re not talking …

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Trump Refuses To Back Down On Shutdown: I Want A Wall That Only A Champion Pole Vaulter Could Jump

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump says the southern border is “like a sieve,” and he’s lamenting how U.S. authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants trying to breach the border fence in Tijuana. Trump spoke during a White House meeting with his Cabinet as the partial government …

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