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Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
Bipartisan Bill Would Fight Digital Threats from China
January 19, 2019
by TWN Staff

This week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives to toughen the United States’ position against national security threats posed by technology competitors like China. The bill is sponsored by Representatives Will Hurd (R-TX), C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Mike Conaway... Read More

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Supreme Court Hints It Won’t Hear Trump’s DACA Appeal This Term Supreme Court
Supreme Court Hints It Won’t Hear Trump’s DACA Appeal This Term
January 19, 2019
by TWN

The U.S. Supreme Court took no action Friday on President Donald Trump’s bid to end deportation protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, suggesting the program may stay in place at least until the end of this year. Read More

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El Chapo Mistress Flips on Him in Court In The News
El Chapo Mistress Flips on Him in Court
January 18, 2019
by TWN

January 18, 2019 By Molly Crane-Newman and Nancy Dillon NEW YORK — He was naked and afraid when he jumped down a hatch under his pop-up bathtub and disappeared into the sewer. The Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo had no time to even throw on… Read More

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House Voice Vote to End Government Shutdown Sows Confusion Congress
House Voice Vote to End Government Shutdown Sows Confusion
January 18, 2019
by TWN

The House passed a continuing resolution that would reopen nine Cabinet departments through Feb. 28 on a voice vote, a result that devolved into partisan sparring on the floor as Republicans sought to vacate the vote and Democrats said, in effect, too bad. Read More

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Judge Blames Deadly California Wildfires on PG&E’s Uninsulated Power Conductors California
Judge Blames Deadly California Wildfires on PG&E’s Uninsulated Power Conductors
January 18, 2019
by TWN

A federal judge Thursday blamed uninsulated power conductors owned by PG&E for the bulk of Northern California’s wildfires the past two years – including the deadly Camp fire in Butte County – adding to the legal woes the utility is confronting. Read More

Beto, Bernie and Biden Keep Iowa Democrats in Suspense 2020 Elections
Beto, Bernie and Biden Keep Iowa Democrats in Suspense
January 17, 2019
by TWN

Iowa Democrats are bracing for a wide-open 2020 presidential race that will spread millions of dollars across the state, but uncertainty about the plans of a few potential top-tier candidates has put many political operatives in a state of suspension. Read More

For Moms at a Shrinking South LA School, the Teachers’ Strike Is About Survival Education
For Moms at a Shrinking South LA School, the Teachers’ Strike Is About Survival
January 17, 2019
by TWN

The last time teachers went on strike, back in 1989, Alejandra Delgadillo was a fifth-grader at Trinity Street Elementary School. Her sons later attended the school in Historic South-Central too. The youngest moved on to middle school last year. Read More

Even the State of the Union Address Can’t Escape Shutdown’s Bitterness In The News
Even the State of the Union Address Can’t Escape Shutdown’s Bitterness
January 17, 2019
by TWN

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday effectively delayed President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, citing security concerns amid a nearly month-old partial government shutdown, while underscoring the political and policy paralysis behind it. Read More

Hero Pilot ‘Sully’ Sullenberger Recalls ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Landing 10 Years Later Featured
Hero Pilot ‘Sully’ Sullenberger Recalls ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Landing 10 Years Later
January 16, 2019
by TWN

He didn’t think he was going to die that day. Not even when birds ripped through the engines that kept the hulking commercial jet in the air. Not even when he realized that the closest airports were too far away to put the crippled aircraft safely on the ground. Read More

Disapproval Resolution on Steve King Passes In The News
Disapproval Resolution on Steve King Passes
January 16, 2019
by TWN

Steve King voted “yes” on a resolution meant to rebuke him for making racist comments, a strange turn of events as the House voted 424-1 to disapprove of the Iowa Republican. Read More

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