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The warnings are getting more and more stark — Trump's government shutdown is getting catastrophic for the economy

JP Morgan's CEO Jamie Dimon previously suggested US growth could go to zero, one analyst says it could even go negative. The US-China trade war and a looming conflict about the debt ceiling are creating a perfect storm.

BUSINESS INSIDER

Only Surviving Arabic Slave Narrative Written in the United States Digitized by Library of Congress

Omar Ibn Said was leading a prosperous life in West Africa at the turn of the 19th century, devoting himself to scholarly pursuits and the study of Islam, when he was captured, carted across the globe, and sold as a slave in Charleston, South Carolina. An autobiography that Said penned during his ti

SMITHSONIAN

U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for privacy violations

U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users' personal data, according to three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized to speak on the record.

WASHINGTON POST

Trump says a border wall would ‘help stop drugs.’ El Chapo’s smugglers suggest it won’t.

For years, they smuggled drugs through tunnels. But as law enforcement learned about these underground channels, they turned to other means: trucks and other vehicles, stuffed with drugs in inconspicuous and creative ways, passing through legal ports of entry into the United States.

WASHINGTON POST

In Syrian Town Where U.S. Senators Wore No Body Armor, a Fragile Stability Shatters

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. “Pretty cool,” Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, then the commander of coalition forces fighting in Iraq and Syria, told me. “This is what stability looks like. This is what winn

NEW YORK TIMES

An Open Letter to the United States of America

To our leaders: We Americans so appreciate your sacrifice, time, and commitment. I’m convinced that most of you are sincere and want what is best for all Americans. I am not writing this as a Democrat or a Republican but as a citizen.

CHRISTIANHEADLINES.COM

Brutally cold weather to follow blockbuster weekend snowstorm

Following the impacts of a major winter storm in the Midwest and Northeast this weekend, a blast of frigid, windy weather will complicate travel and cleanup efforts across the region.

AOL CORP

The record-breaking government shutdown is putting the US at risk of a major cyberattack

Thousands of workers who monitor the nation's defense systems are off work, and experts also worry that systems aren't being upgraded or repaired. Workers deemed essential are still in place, but the absence of so many others could still leave the US at risk.

BUSINESS INSIDER

Why Don’t Unpaid Federal Workers Walk Off the Job?

Several hundred thousand federal workers keep showing up at their jobs every day — screening luggage for explosives, policing prisons, preparing to open tax filing season — even though they aren’t getting paid. You wouldn’t expect that at a private company or, say, in almost any European country. Bu

NEW YORK TIMES

‘It’s Making Us Less Prepared’: Shutdown Slows Planning for Hurricanes and Other Disasters

For experts who make a living forecasting hurricanes, storm season is a year-round worry. When the tropics are calm, as they are now, researchers dive into data, analyze results, improve scientific models and train state and local officials on the latest technology that can help them make lifesaving

NEW YORK TIMES

US regulators eyeing record fine for Facebook

WASHINGTON – U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users’ personal data, according to three people familiar with the deliberations but not authorized to speak on

MERCURY NEWS

U.S. refiners scramble as White House eyes Venezuela sanctions

(Reuters) - U.S. refiners are bidding up prices for scarce types of crude oil needed for their most sophisticated plants as the United States reconsiders harsher sanctions on Venezuela that could further reduce imports of the country’s oil.

REUTERS

EU open to discussing cars, not farming in U.S. trade talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is willing to discuss car tariffs but will not remove duties on farm products in trade talks with the United States, its trade chief said on Friday, setting it on a possible collision course with Washington.

REUTERS

The contiguous United States just lost its last wild caribou

The last caribou known to inhabit the contiguous United States has been removed from the wild. This week, a team of biologists working for the Canadian province of British Columbia captured the caribou—a female—in the Selkirk Mountains just north of the U.S.-Canada border. They then moved it to a ca

SCIENCE NOW

How Central American migrants helped revive the US labor movement

In the United States’ heated national debate about immigration, two views predominate about Central American migrants: President Donald Trump portrays them as a national security threat, while others respond that they are refugees from violence.

THE CONVERSATION

The UK's restrictive surrogacy laws are hurting couples and pushing many abroad

(CNN)"Nobody could tell us why we couldn't have children, but we've been trying at this point for about 12 years," said Elizabeth Prior, 49, of Buckinghamshire. She and her husband tried in-vitro fertilization and adoption for several months but were advised against taking any of the children they m

CNN

Liverpool transfer latest: Reds ‘considering £20million move’ for United States international Weston McKennie

The 20-year-old midfielder has been watched by Reds scouts over the past couple of seasons. Liverpool are considering a £20million move for United States international Weston McKennie.

TALKSPORT

Learning From Cuba’s ‘Medicare for All’

HAVANA — Claudia Fernández, 29, is an accountant whose stomach bulges with her first child, a girl, who is due in April. Fernández lives in a cramped apartment on a potholed street and can’t afford a car. She also gets by without a meaningful vote or the right to speak freely about politics. Yet the

NEW YORK TIMES

U.S. Navy chief does not rule out sending aircraft carrier through Taiwan Strait

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy has not ruled out sending an aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait, despite military technology advances by China that pose a greater threat to U.S. warships than ever before, the chief of U.S. naval operations said on Friday.

REUTERS

Android Pie rolling out to Honor View 10 in United States

The Honor View 20 might be on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean that the Huawei-owned company has forgotten about the previous model. Far from it, as Android Pie is now rolling out to the Honor View 10 in the United States.

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