Kirsten Gillibrand Launches 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee – HuffPost
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Kirsten Gillibrand Launches 2020 Presidential Exploratory Committee – HuffPost

NEW YORK ― Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has launched an exploratory committee to begin raising money for a possible 2020 presidential campaign, she said Tuesday during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”  “I’m filing an exploratory committee for president of the United States ― tonight!” Gillibrand told host Stephen Colbert, eliciting cheers from…

Brexit Vote: Parliament to Decide on E.U. Withdrawal Plan – The New York Times
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Brexit Vote: Parliament to Decide on E.U. Withdrawal Plan – The New York Times

Live BriefingVideoBritish lawmakers put Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed European Union divorce deal to a vote. The fate of Brexit is on the line, and many expect that her plan will be defeated.Published OnJan. 15, 2019CreditCreditDaniel Leal-Olivas/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesFor Britain, the big vote is finally here.After two and a half years of negotiation,…

The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 killed 21 after 2 million gallon tank erupted – NBC News
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The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 killed 21 after 2 million gallon tank erupted – NBC News

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Jan. 14, 2019, 11:09 PM GMTBy Ben KesslenOn Jan. 15, 1919, at around 12:30 p.m., Boston Police patrolman Frank McManus was at a call box reporting back to headquarters when he heard a loud scraping and grinding noise.…

No letup in Saudi crackdown on dissent, and no pushback from Trump administration – NBC News
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No letup in Saudi crackdown on dissent, and no pushback from Trump administration – NBC News

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Jan. 14, 2019, 9:33 AM GMTBy Dan De LuceWASHINGTON — Saudi Arabia shows no sign of easing up on its crackdown against dissent and the Trump administration remains reluctant to punish the kingdom over its alleged abuses, including…

The Rams Heard the Comments, the Trash Talk, the Insults Ahead of Cowboys Matchup – Sports Illustrated
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The Rams Heard the Comments, the Trash Talk, the Insults Ahead of Cowboys Matchup – Sports Illustrated

LOS ANGELES — When a team sits on the shelf for two weeks with a first-round playoff bye, as the Rams did this month, the players might start searching for a pick-me-up. Typically innocuous comments made by the opposing team become bulletin board material, so Los Angeles was watching, and waiting. Then the Twitter alerts…

Walden: The NBA has tinkered with the All-Star Game already. Why not go all-in to arrive at its best possible version? – Salt Lake Tribune
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Walden: The NBA has tinkered with the All-Star Game already. Why not go all-in to arrive at its best possible version? – Salt Lake Tribune

LeBron James’ move from the Eastern Conference — where he’d previously spent the entirety of his career — out west to the Lakers this past summer was the latest catalyst in many analysts’ call for the NBA to revise its playoff format by abandoning the traditional conference construct and simply seeding the best teams in…

Trump seeks to expand powers as Mueller, Democrats threaten to constrain – CNN
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Trump seeks to expand powers as Mueller, Democrats threaten to constrain – CNN

Washington (CNN)A fateful confrontation for the ages is fast approaching over the limits of presidential authority between Donald Trump and the political, investigative and judicial bodies that stand in his way.The three top intrigues consuming Washington — the Russia probe, the duel over the border wall and Trump’s battle with the new Democratic-led House –…