2019-01-20

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From Al Jazeera, Associated Press, BBC News, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, New York Times, and Wired

AP Exclusive: Vatican knew of Argentine bishop misconduct – (Associated Press)
ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told Th…

UK funeral held for Holocaust victims – (BBC News)
The remains of six Auschwitz victims were donated to the Imperial War Museum more than 20 years ago.

Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s shutdown-ending ‘compromise’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wal…

Students in Trump hats mock Native American; school apologizes – (Reuters)
A Catholic school in Kentucky condemned a group of its students, many of whom wore “Make America Great Again” hats, after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that went viral on Saturday.

‘Time to say goodbye’: Vonn in too much pain to continue – (Associated Press)
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — What was evident all weekend for Lindsey Vonn became clear to everyone else on Sunday. The American skier’s surgically repaired knees simply don’t let her apply the power she requires to win races anymore. The pain is too sever…

CIA spy who inspired Argo dies – (BBC News)
Tony Mendez is best known for a daring rescue mission which inspired a film by Ben Affleck.

Clashes in Greece over Macedonia name – (BBC News)
Tens of thousands rally in Athens to oppose ratification of a deal on the Macedonia name issue.

Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan – (Reuters)
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult U.S. relations with Pakistan and push for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.

Students seen mocking Native Americans could face expulsion – (Associated Press)
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Students at a Kentucky Catholic school who were involved in a video showing them mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a Washington rally could potentially face expulsion, according to the diocese. In a joint statem…

Trump says no amnesty for ‘Dreamers,’ signals support in broader deal – (Reuters)
President Donald Trump said on Sunday his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for “Dreamers,” but appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of a broader immigration agreement.

Ghosn may have had questionable ethics, co-chair of external Nissan probe says – (Reuters)
The co-chair of a committee set up by Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> to examine the root cause of alleged financial misconduct by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn said he believed Ghosn may have had questionable ethical standards.

Major winter storm wreaks havoc on travel – (Associated Press)
BOSTON (AP) — A major winter storm that has brought some of the coldest temperatures of the season covered a large swath of the U.S. in snow as it wreaked havoc on air travel and caused slick road conditions throughout New England Sunday. Nearly 5,000 flights…

After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persist – (Associated Press)
Locked up for life at 15, Norman Brown remains defined by the crime that put him behind bars. Twenty-seven years ago, Brown joined a neighbor more than twice his age to rob a jewelry shop in Chesterfield, Missouri, and the man shot the owner to death. The sho…

Death toll reaches 79 in Mexico fuel pipeline fire horror – (Associated Press)
TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — They were warned to stay away from the geyser of gasoline gushing from the illegally tapped pipeline in central Mexico, but Gerardo Perez says he and his son joined others in bypassing the soldiers. As they neared the spurting fuel…

Police fire tear gas as Greeks rally over Macedonia name deal – (Reuters)
Police fired tear gas to disperse protesters outside parliament on Sunday as tens of thousands of Greeks rallied in Athens to protest against a name deal with Macedonia.

Trump angered by Democrats’ rejection – (BBC News)
The president says they dismissed his plan to end a government shutdown before he even presented it.

Thousands protest in Athens against Macedonia name change – (Al Jazeera English)
Greece’s agreement with Macedonia has angered Greek nationalists, who view Macedonia as an integral part of Greece.

Death toll raised to 79 in Mexico pipeline blast; new focus on fuel theft – (Reuters)
A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government’s strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led people to risk their lives.

Congo calm after court upholds election win of Tshisekedi – (Associated Press)
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s capital was calm Sunday with residents attending church after the Constitutional Court confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi. It was not clear if the population would heed runner-up Martin Fayulu’s call…

Number of dead in Mexico pipeline explosion rises to 79: minister – (Reuters)
Mexico’s health minister said on Sunday that the number of people killed in a gasoline pipeline explosion has risen to 79.

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From various sources

PA under attack for releasing Palestinian-American convicted of selling t – (The Jerusalem Post)
A PA court in Ramallah sentenced the 53-year-old Akel to life in prison with hard labor for his role in the real estate transaction with a Jewish organization.

On Women’s March, Sarsour rejects Farrakhan’s antisemitism, defends BDS – (The Jerusalem Post)
Sarsour, a leader of the Women’s March movement, called herself “a proud Palestinian-American woman” and said that “there are no perfect leaders.”

Two attacks on Jews in Brooklyn in two days roils Crown Heights neighborhood – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Anti-Defamation League on Friday offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of attacker.

Female judge in sex-for-judgeship scandal takes indefinite leave – (The Jerusalem Post)
A spokeswoman for the courts could not confirm or deny whether the indefinite leave meant that the judge, whose name is under gag order, was finished in the judiciary.

Airport honoring Ilan and Assaf Ramon ready for take off – (The Jerusalem Post)
The Ramon Airport is set to handle up to two million passengers a year upon opening with expansion allowing capacity of up to 4.2 million passengers by the year 2030.

Watch: Australian Open tennis highlights – (BBC Sport)
Watch BBC Two live on BBC iPlayer.

RE:DOM – Tiny turboboosted JavaScript library for creating user interfaces – (Hacker News)
Tiny (2 KB) turboboosted JavaScript library for creating user interfaces

Netanyahu: Policy to prevent Iran’s entrenchment constant wherever I am – (The Jerusalem Post)
IAF jets are believed to have carried out dozens of attacks in al-Kiswah and Damascus International Airport as part of its effort to prevent Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.

21 Times Men On Dating Apps Swung Hard But Missed By A Long Shot – (Buzzfeed)
“Waddup I like how shiny your forehead is.”

AP Exclusive: Vatican knew of Argentine bishop misconduct – (Associated Press)
ORAN, Argentina (AP) — The Vatican received information in 2015 and 2017 that an Argentine bishop close to Pope Francis had taken naked selfies, exhibited “obscene” behavior and had been accused of misconduct with seminarians, his former vicar general told Th…

‘I held my bullied daughter’s hand as she died after years of online abuse’ – (Mirror)
Brave Jackie Fox kissed daughter Nicole and held her hand as her life support was switched off one year ago today

Sabres, Lightning, Jets among those with long break before All-Star Game – (NHL News)
For the third consecutive season, the NHL schedule includes a mandatory break for each team that consists of at least five consecutive days without games. Ten teams have their break beginning Sunday and running through the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Satu…

Harvey the Hound surprises No. 1 fan: Rittich’s younger brother – (NHL News)
David Rittich brought his brother to tears of joy and introduced Harvey the Hound to his No. 1 fan all in one sweet gesture. The Calgary Flames goalie arranged a surprise meeting between the Flames mascot and his younger brother Tomas, who was so surprised he…

Rask sustains concussion in Bruins game against Rangers – (NHL News)
BOSTON — Tuukka Rask sustained a concussion with 1:28 remaining in the first period of the game between the Boston Bruins and New York Rangers at TD Garden on Saturday.

Bennett still growing into role with first-place Flames – (NHL News)
Sam Bennett’s journey to become an effective, hard-to-play-against forward for the Calgary Flames this season had its speed bumps and detours. The 22-year-old has 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in 48 games this season, including five points (three goals, …

How Buke and Gase built a huge indie rock career—and its own guitars, software – (Hacker News)
Acclaimed band sits with Ars after making its latest amazing LP from scratch (seriously).

What Do Doctors Owe To The Dead People They Dissect? – (Buzzfeed)
The cadavers my medical classmates and I have learned to dissect remind us of the debt we owe to everyone who places their body in our hands.

Mortal Kombat 11: All Intro Dialogues So Far in 4K 60FPS – IGN.com – (IGN)
The sassy taunts return to Mortal Kombat 11 with fantastic intros from all the characters shown at the reveal event.

Prince Philip has NOT said sorry after crash says mother-of-two – (Daily Mail)
Mother-of-two Emma Fairweather, 46, was a passenger in the Kia involved in the crash with Prince Philip near Sandringham and says that the Duke of Edinburgh has yet to apologise to her.

Kylian Mbappe Gives Interesting Response After Reporter Asks About Potential Real Madrid Move – (The Sport Bible)
Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid? The PSG star has now responded.

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All about Trump

Trump, Pence Say Their Immigration Offer To Democrats Is Not Amnesty – (The Huffington Post)
”There’s no pathway to citizenship, there’s no permanent status here at all,” the vice president said Sunday after some conservatives criticized the plan.

Washington Post calls on Trump, Dems to make a deal on immigration – (The Hill)
The Washington Post’s editorial board is urging President Trump and Democrats to hash out an immigration deal even as the two sides remained far apart on the president’s latest proposal.

BuzzFeed reporter: “I’m confident” our sources are correct on Trump-Cohen – (Axios)
The reporter and BuzzFeed’s top editor repeatedly said the story is accurate

Why Mueller cares about Donald Trump – CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN’s Marshall Cohen explains what we know about President Trump’s role in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Trump explains the toughest thing he’s had to do as President – CNN Video – (CNN)
President Trump talks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing to Dover Air Force base.

Giuliani: Michael Cohen is a serial liar – CNN Video – (CNN)
Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani addresses whether the President talked to Michael Cohen about his congressional testimony.

Democrats reiterate demand: Reopen the government before negotiations on border security – (CNN)
A day after President Donald Trump offered his plan to end the shutdown and fund a border wall in exchange for temporary protections for groups of immigrants, Democrats stood by their demand to reopen the government before negotiating about the border.

Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s shutdown-ending ‘compromise’ – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wal…

Students in Trump hats mock Native American; school apologizes – (Reuters)
A Catholic school in Kentucky condemned a group of its students, many of whom wore “Make America Great Again” hats, after they were recorded harassing a Native American Vietnam veteran in a video that went viral on Saturday.

Giuliani: Discussions on Trump Tower in Moscow were ‘active’ throughout 2016 election – (CNBC)
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow remained an “active proposal” as late as November of 2016.

Trump says no amnesty for ‘Dreamers,’ signals support in broader deal – (Google News)
President Trump said Sunday his proposed immigration deal to end a 30-day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for “Dreamers.”

China’s Xi Jinping is no Davos man – (Financial Times)
Trump takes the heat but Beijing is hardly a champion of internationalism

Trump may have spoken to Cohen before false testimony to Congress – Giuliani – (The Guardian (UK))
President’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said it would have been ‘perfectly normal’ for Trump to discuss testimony with Cohen

Pence slams Buzzfeed ‘obsession,’ decries ‘disappointing’ Pelosi rejection of Trump border funding compromise – (Fox News)
Vice President Mike Pence, speaking to “Fox News Sunday,” said Republicans “of course” remain willing to negotiate further on President Trump’s proposed border funding compromise on Saturday, even as he charged that House speaker Nancy Pelosi has committed to…

Trump takes aim at Pelosi amid stalled shutdown negotiations – (Google News)
“Nancy Pelosi and some of the Democrats turned down my offer yesterday before I even got up to speak,” the president said in a Sunday morning tweet.

Giuliani says Trump might have talked to Cohen about testimony – (CNN)
President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani argued Sunday he did not know for sure if Trump spoke with Michael Cohen about his congressional testimony, but that it would not have been significant if Trump did.

Judd Trump dominates Ronnie O’Sullivan to lead Masters final 7-1 – (BBC Sport)
Judd Trump stuns Ronnie O’Sullivan by taking a 7-1 lead after the first session of the Masters final in London.

Mark Warner says it’s “big news” that Trump discussed Moscow tower as late as November 2016 – (Axios)
“It’s remarkable we are two years after the fact and just discovering it today,” Warner said.

Senator Graham urges Trump to meet Pakistan PM Khan – (Reuters)
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday President Donald Trump should meet Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan as soon as possible to reset long-difficult U.S. relations with Pakistan and push for a peaceful settlement in Afghanistan.

Giuliani says Trump might have talked to Cohen about testimony – (Google News)
President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani argued Sunday he did not know for sure if Trump spoke with Michael Cohen about his congressional testimony, but that it would not have been significant if Trump did.

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