Government shutdown: Sen. Graham to present Trump with brand-new proposition

Sen. Lindsey Graham is anticipated to present a proposition to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to end the federal government’s partial shutdown. Affecting some 800,000 federal workers, the shutdown has dragged on for more than a month as Democrats have declined to budge in their rejection to authorize Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion in financing for a wall on the southern border. Over the weekend, Trump offered to provide three years of legal security for so-called “DREAMers” who were brought to the U.S. by their parents, as well as people from Haiti, El Salvador and a number of other countries affected by armed dispute or natural catastrophes in exchange for funding for the border wall. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated Trump’s proposition was a “non-starter” and is most likely to push a spending bill that will deal roughly $1 billion for building and construction at ports of entry and for hiring brand-new migration judges – but no loan for a wall.  


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After week-long strike, LAUSD teachers return to work

Teachers will return to Los Angeles Unified School District public schools Wednesday bring back a sense of normalcy for about 500,000 students in the country’s second-largest school district. The teachers’ strike started on Jan. 14, with instructors calling for smaller sized class sizes, raises and more school nurses and therapists. According to union president Alex Caputo-Pearl, the new arrangement includes class size decreases in all grade levels, 300 additional school nurses, 80 new teacher curators, one therapist for every 500 students and a 3 percent raise for instructors. Although the union will surface counting votes Wednesday, Caputo-Pearl said the huge supermajority approved the settlement. 


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About the cold weather …

Another winter season storm is projection to wallop the main U.S. with snow on Wednesday, which will be followed by a blast of harsh Arctic cold.  On Tuesday, a 100- mile stretch of Interstate 80 was closed in Wyoming, dozens of mishaps were reported in the Denver area, and hundreds of flights canceled at numerous airports, the Weather Channel said. Fatal mishaps including automobiles sliding off icy roads were reported in Wisconsin and Illinois this week. Winter storm views and warnings remained in impact late Tuesday from eastern Colorado to northern Michigan, according to the National Weather Condition Service. Up to a foot of snow is possible over parts of the Great Lakes. Winter storm views and cautions have actually been issued from eastern Colorado to northern Michigan. . 

Covington Catholic’s Nicholas Sandmann appears on ‘Today’ 

The Covington Catholic student wearing the “Make America Great Again” hat in the viral standoff after the Indigenous Peoples March will appear on the “Today Program” on Wednesday. The student, Nicholas Sandmann, can be seen standing face to face with Native American older Nathan Phillips in several videos distributing online.  After short clips of the incident went viral on Saturday, people began sharing full-length clips of the incident, raising concerns about who initiated the conflict. In a 30- 2nd clip of the interview with “Today” program host Savannah Guthrie, Sandmann said he “was not ill-mannered to Mr. Phillips” and wants that he might have “avoided the entire thing.” The “Today Program” airs at 7 a.m. ET.  


View the tense situation through numerous lenses and perspectives, as Christian trainees, Black Hebrew Israelites and Native Americans get entangled on the actions of the Lincoln Memorial.


Poll signals how polarizing Medicare really is

The appeal of Medicare for all skyrockets when individuals hear it would warranty health insurance coverage as a right and plunges when the public believes it would lead to treatment delays, a new survey launched Wednesday discovers. Some 77 percent of people – consisting of 69 percent of Republicans – favor permitting individuals to buy health insurance coverage through Medicare as soon as they turn 50, according to the nonpartisan Kaiser Household Structure. The study also discovered that 74 percent – including 47 percent of Republicans – favor a national federal government plan like Medicare that is open to anybody, but likewise would allow people to keep the coverage they have.  The results come after a federal judge in Texas ruled in December that the Affordable Care Act, frequently known as Obamacare, is invalid. The law stays in place as Democrats appeal that decision. 

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