Good morning. Here’s today’s briefing.
- US President Donald Trump proposed a deal to end the government shutdown (late Saturday), which would maintain his demands for wall funding but also let the ‘Dreamers’ stay for a longer duration. Trump was later angered when Democrats rejected the deal. https://lamundi.news.blog/2019/01/06/the-government-shutdown-what-you-need-to-know/
- Newly elected Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) sided with his party when asked about the shutdown, and questioned Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California).
- In Zimbabwe, the harsh crackdown continues, amid growing tensions and polarization. The crackdown was started when rioters torched a government office in protest against fuel costs. According to local rights groups, a dozen people have been killed by security forces and more have been beaten. https://lamundinews.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/zimbabwe-government-crackdown-amid-protests-and-rioting/
- The Los Angeles teacher’s strike is ongoing, while in Denver, Colorado, there is a similar situation. https://lamundinews.wordpress.com/2019/01/18/los-angeles-teachers-strike/
- 2 people have been killed in a fire at a French ski resort, along with at least 22 injured.
- Facebook is fighting back against fake news by removing approximately 500 pages of disinformation.
- While New York continues to endure the worst measles outbreak in decades, 19 people have come down with the disease in Washington (state).
- The number of flu outbreaks in the UK has doubled in the past week.
- The Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints at the NFC championship game and will advance to the Super Bowl where they will face the New England Patriots.
- Watch out for the lunar eclipse.
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Today’s town to explore (at least virtually if you’re not in Romania) is Pitești, Romania.