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Senate floor belongs to Trump team as defense…

The floor of the United States Senate now belongs to President Donald Trump's lawyers as they push the Republican-led chamber for acquittal on charges he abused his power and obstructed Congress

This Is Possibly The World's Smallest Restaurant

There’s a restaurant in Swedish Lapland that could be the smallest one in the world.

Coronavirus Outbreak Infects More Than 900 In…

Global health officials are working to understand and contain a coronavirus outbreak that has so far infected more than 900 people.

Journalist: Pompeo Flipped Out When I Asked About…

Mike Pompeo apparently went off on an expletive-filled rant after an NPR interview didn't go the way he'd planned. Mary Louise Kelly sat down with the secretary of state on All Things Considered Friday for an interview that started off discussing Iran (full transcript here ). Things took a turn...

At least 18 dead, hundreds hurt in Turkey quake

An earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least 18 people, injuring hundreds and leaving some 30 trapped in the wreckage of toppled buildings, Turkish officials said. (Jan. 24)

Is Channing Tatum Dating Jessie J, Again?

CNN Entertainment reports that Channing Tatum and Jessie J may be in a relationship, again. On Friday, the actor posted a picture of himself on Instagram, wearing unicorn hats, with the "Bang Bang" singer, as she kissed his chin. Tatum and Jessie J started dating in 2018, after Tatum and actress Jenna Dewan divorced after a nine year marriage. Jessie J is keeping her relationship status with Channing under wraps. She explained, "We've needed time to get to know each other...We've just had our first holiday together, which was wonderful, but that's all I'm saying." Jessie J singer said initially there was pressure at the start of their relationship, because they were photographed together, before the relationship really began.

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Humphries of US wins to near World Cup bobsled…

Kaillie Humphries is nearing her fourth overall World Cup championship

5 Tips for Heading Back to College

5 Tips for Heading Back to College Going back to school can be scary. These tips can help you to jump back in with confidence. 1. Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, to get a loan or grant for schooling. 2. Make sure you research the best school or program that will suit your needs. CAEL's Becky Klein-Collins, via NPR 3. Figure out which degree you want before taking the necessary steps towards your specific goal. 4. Settle any current affairs you may have so they do not clash with your upcoming education schedule. 5. Once you sign up, refresh your memory in the field by taking a free online course. Graduate! Network adviser Denise Whittaker, via NPR

Two Killed In Explosion In Houston

On Friday morning a massive explosion at a machine shop ripped through a Houston neighborhood. According to Reuters, at least two people are dead. The explosion damaged homes while sending out blast waves for miles. Aerial video showed the shredded and collapsed wreckage of the Watson Grinding and Manufacturing building smoldering. There was widespread damage to area homes and businesses. Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena said early indications pointed to a leak of propylene gas.

Coronavirus Reaches Europe

On the same day the US confirmed its second case of the Wuhan coronavirus, France announced it has three cases—the first three to be confirmed in Europe, France24 reports. One of the patients recently returned from a trip to China during which he stopped in Wuhan. "He's in isolation...

Wintry precipitation to accumulate and disrupt…

Nearly a foot of snow could fall in some areas while other locations will see widespread, icy conditions following rain.

Shanghai Disney Resort to Close Due to Coronavirus

Shanghai Disney Resort to Close Due to Coronavirus Disney's theme park will be closed in China over the Lunar New Year. Shanghai Disney Resort made the announcement on Friday "in response to the prevention and control of the disease outbreak." Guests have been refunded, and it is not yet known when the park will reopen. The virus originated in China's city of Wuhan, but it has spread throughout Asia and into the United States. The Wuhan virus has already infected more than 800 people and dozens have died. Other Chinese cities, including Beijing, have canceled their Lunar New Year activities.

China deal might not bail out lobster industry…

American seafood exporters are optimistic that a new trade deal with China will allow them to claw back into one of the world's biggest markets for lobster, but help might not have arrived in time for the biggest day on the calendar

Dems: Congress must oust Trump to stop abuses

In the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff argues that it was "one hell of a Russian intelligence coup" that the president chased kooky theories about Ukraine pushed by Rudy Giuliani that benefited Vladimir Putin at U.S. expense. (Jan. 24)

Impeachment Day 4: Schiff Invokes John McCain

Democratic House impeachment managers are in their final day of arguments against President Trump. Friday's focus: obstruction of justice. The impeachment managers are asserting that Trump withheld crucial documents and blocked the testimony of top White House officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . "The president tried to cheat," said impeachment...

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With Trump's help, NJ's Van Drew courts former…

President Donald Trump is expected to draw a crowd next week when he comes to the New Jersey shore to reward newly minted Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew with a rally for leaving the Democrats and opposing impeachment

This U.S. President Insisted On Steak For…

Over the decades, people have learned a lot more about nutrition and maintaining a healthy weight, but, even by the early 1900s standards, President William Howard Taft had a rather eyebrow-raising diet.

House Democrats Conclude 3rd Day Of Arguments In…

House Democrats spent their last day of opening arguments on the allegations that President Trump obstructed Congress and engaged in a cover-up.

Inspiration for Film Sues for $300M

The former stockbroker behind The Wolf of Wall Street has sued the production company that put up $100 million to make the movie. The fraud and breach of contract lawsuit seeks $300 million, the Guardian reports. The company, Red Granite, was caught up in an embezzlement scheme, and its co-founder...

Schiff to Senators: Trump may investigate you next

Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump's impeachment trial accusing the president of laboring to cover up his actions with Ukraine that finally led to the charges now against him. (Jan. 24)

Jessica Simpson Talks About Marriage To Nick…

Jessica Simpson has a new memoir called "Open Book," coming out on February 4. According to E! News, People got a sneak peek of the book. In it, the singer gives fans a glimpse of what went wrong with her marriage to her ex-husband—Nick Lachey. Jessica writes "We were young and pioneering our way through reality television, always miced and always on. We worked and we were great at it but when it came time to being alone, we weren't great at it anymore." Their relationship was captured on camera in an MTV reality TV series, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica from 2003 to 2005. Jessica, who calls the 98 Degrees singer her first love, asked for a divorce the same year the show came to an end. Jessica adds, "We meant a lot to each other and we always will. I want to be very respectful because I married him for a reason...He has a family now and I would never say anything to disrespect that."

Jeff Sessions stresses Trump loyalty in Alabama…

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is emphasizing his loyalty to President Donald Trump as he seeks to reclaim the  U.S. Senate seat he held for 20 years

This Day in History: First Winter Olympics…

This Day in History: First Winter Olympics January 25, 1924 The first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Scandinavians dominated the 14 events that involved a total of six sports. Norway won the unofficial team competition with 17 medals. The United States came in third. Of the nearly 300 athletes, only 13 were women, and they only competed in the figure-skating events. The Olympics offered a particular boost to skiing, a sport that would become extremely popular within the next decade. The success of “International Winter Sports Week" led to the second Winter Olympic games in 1928.

Australia Declares First Coronavirus Case

Australia declared on Saturday its first confirmed case of China's Wuhan coronavirus. The case was found in the state of Victoria, according to reports at Reuters. The patient has been hospitalized and is in a stable condition in a suburb of Melbourne. The Chinese national, in his 50s, arrived from China on Jan. 19 on a flight from Guangzhou. “It is important to stress that there is no cause for alarm to the community." Health Minister Jenny Mikakos The patient is isolated and is undergoing treatment.

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Trump Joins Rally Against Abortion

President Trump told thousands of anti-abortion marchers Friday that he's their champion, and they agreed—breaking into chants of "four more years" after his speech on the National Mall. "Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House," he said, USA Today reports. Trump is the first...

Slow-moving storm in central US continues to…

As snow returns to Chicago and reaches Detroit, travel disruptions are likely to mount.

More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says

More Than 3 in 5 Americans Are Lonely, Study Says A new survey led by health insurer Cigna found a 7 percent rise in loneliness since 2018. The research noted social media use and poor work-life balance as significant contributors to the increase. Bert Uchino, a professor at the University of Utah who studies relationships and health, has said pervasive loneliness has “widespread effects.” Bert Uchino, via NPR Uchino also added that loneliness is linked to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. The study concluded that Gen Z has the highest loneliness scores, with boomers having the lowest.