Tuesday January 16, 2018

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Quote of the day: "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." -Dr. Seuss

The White House: President Trump hosted Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev were they talked about North Korea, economic development, and new partnerships. The President's doctor in a press conference told reporters that the president in great physical and mental health fit for the challenges of the presidency. Trump requested his physician performed a cognitive test that test several disorders such as Alzheimer's, the president scored 30 out of 30. 

Politics: Steve Bannon subpoenaed by House committee after refusing to answer any questions regarding the investigation of Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 election. Bannon spent 11 hours on Capitol Hill testifying before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, he is expected to offer key testimony about any potential contacts between Russia and the Trump organization. 

Business: The Dow Jones reaches an all-time high at 26,000 points but soon declined due to energy and chemical companies decline. Healthcare stocks were among the biggest gainers of the day. Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management said, "We've come perhaps a little bit too far, too fast. If you look at year-to-date performance, you have the broad popular indices up roughly 3% to almost 5% in two weeks trading. That's... a pace that we think is perhaps a little aggressive." 

U.S.: A new group has filed for a new statehood calling it "New California", using the state Declaration of Independence to seek split,  saying California is "ungovernable". The founders are proposing to work with state Legislatures and the U.S. Congress to seek independence from coastal cities from San Francisco to San Diego. 

World: Ex-CIA officer arrested on suspicion of exposing U.S. spies in China including notebooks listing informants and details of their operations. The Justice Department announced Jerry  Chun Shing Lee, 53, a naturalized U.S. citizen was taken into custody Monday at JFK airport in New York. An investigation began on Lee in 2012 after five years of leaving the agency. According to the CIA between 18-20 key CIA sources in China were arrested or killed from 2010-2012, it is unclear whether Lee involved.  

Science/Tech/Health: A group of 21 state attorneys filed a lawsuit to block the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of the net neutrality regulations. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in a statement said, "repealing the net neutrality rules, the FCC ignored consumers strong support for a free and open Internet. In the Capital Hill, 50 Senators has signed a resolution to overturn the FCC repeal but 51 Senate votes are needed. 

Entertainment: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcome their baby girl home, who was via surrogate (a woman who agrees to carry a pregnancy for another person). The baby was born Monday weighing 7lbs, Kardashian said, "we are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give." Kardashian used a surrogate due to serious complications during her past birth of her second child. 

Sports: Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski, 21, is found dead in apparent suicide. Hilinski was found dead Tuesday in his apartment next to a rifle along with a suicide note, after not showing up to practice. As a sophomore, Hilinski played eight games throwing for 1,176 yards started in the Holiday Bowl where they lost to Michigan State. He was going to be the starting quarterback this fall. 


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