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1. Prosecutor William Barr Tightening control over politically sensitive investigations.
One day after his Cabinet announced independence from President Trump, Mr. Bar, above-mentioned in September, assigned external prosecutors to scrutinize national security issues – including a review The case brought against Michael Flynn, former National Security Adviser to Mr. Trump.
Flynn recommended that Mr. Flynn be imprisoned for up to six months for lying to investigators in the Russian investigation; Mr. Flynn, in turn, had sought to withdraw his conviction.
In a move that seemed to be cutting the other way, the Justice Department said it would not charge Andrew McCabe, a former FBI chief. The official, who was a target of Mr. Trump, with lying to investigators.
The conflicting signals came at the end of a week of anger over the potential politicization of the Justice Department, even as Mr. Trump claimed again A “legal right” to interfere in federal criminal cases.
A doctor in Wuhan, China, used to provide a video invitation for masks that were deleted by government censorship. The Chinese government now says that six medical workers were killed during the outbreak, and more than 1,700 injured.
With the total number of reported cases in China rising to about 64,000, Beijing has said it will begin requiring all those entering the city to isolate themselves for 14 days. Here’s the latest.
3. 10 percent.
This is the number of irregularities that made mistakes at Iowa Democratic Conferences this month. It was full of problems, we may never know what really happened, and no winner was announced.
The Democratic Race is now moving to Nevada, whose caucuses are held on February 22, with the early race starting this weekend. Despite assurances from the State party, the campaigns are concerned about Repeated failures in Iowa.
4. Intensive immigration campaign.
The Border Patrol has been assigned to deploy tactical units from the southern border to Charge strikes in about a dozen protected cities across the country, according to officials familiar with the plans.
After joining the elite force that makes up the SWAT team within the agency, the new officers will join local immigration and customs enforcement enforcement teams in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, which have refused to cooperate with federal authorities to hand over targeted immigrants to deportation.
One official said that the goal of the new joint operation is to increase detentions by at least 35 percent in the states of the reserve, a constant goal for President Trump.
5. Russia is pressuring the United States in Syria.
Russian military has increasingly had fights with American forces on highways in the region, despite agreements between the two countries to abandon each other. Russian helicopters fly close to American helicopters, and new entanglement occurs at a checkpoint It produced a brief fight, above.
About 500 American soldiers remain in the northeast of the country to fight Islamic State and guard the oil fields, after President Trump withdrew most of the forces before a Turkish cross-border attack last fall.
Human losses in the region continue to deepen. In just three months, 800,000 Syrians fled their homes in the country’s civil war. This is what the refugee crisis looks like.
6. Underwater damage Hurricane Dorian became clear.
The storm, which killed Bahamian communities and killed 67 people in September, too About 30 percent of coral reefs are destroyed on the islands by moving the tide of mud and snapping pieces of coral reef, according to a new study.
The rich coral reef ecosystem, which encourages tourism in the Bahamas, is already under threat, and it will take years to re-grow under the rubble. But there was some good news: many corals survived unscathed.
7. Could you be a star, And also in hiding?
This is what Justin Bieber tries to put on “The Changes”, which is his new album “False, Meditation, and Admirable Too Large”, Our music critic writes. It’s now “the last of a certain kind of contiguous pop male star R & B – a hurricane of mania and its power is far greater than the art that makes it.”
What happens when one song gets famous? We spoke to a British teenager whose wonderful poem left her life in a small town in Britain and he wants more.
8. If you must use a public toilet In New York City, Go here.
There is a sidewalk booth in downtown Manhattan with black and white pictures of old New York, rotating toilet seat covers, classical music and accompaniment. A user went so far as to describe the experience as “very elegant”.
While New York City is still far from being bathroom friendly, other comfort stations across the city are also improving: Amtrak has installed luxury brand urinals in the men’s room at Pennsylvania Station, and New York Harbor and New Jersey Port Authority repair. 200 bathrooms at airports and transit centers.
9. It’s strange!
African American women travel to Italy in search of love – and find it – thanks to a new group of travel companies Advise and dating services, along with sightseeing.
“We are black women. We have been told in the United States that we are very aggressive, very authoritarian, loud, and all these negative stereotypes that we hear all the time,” said Flesy Weaver, Black Girl Travel. “But you put us in Italy when we were doing it perfectly because you know who the other is authoritarian, loud and aggressive? Italian mothers.”
Maybe you are staying close to home tonight. Here’s what to broadcast on Valentine’s Day, according to our culture writers.
10. Finally, a A different kind of ritual.
There are many ways to find a mate. when you Read this story on how to conclude four types of bargains, you prefer being just the person you love Valentine’s Day – or yours.
Snails, for example, which are considered hermaphrodite, start with hours of what scientists call “foreplay”, as snail pairs converge and sniff each other out before launching a bladder like calcium.
On the other hand, male octopuses are known to stand close to the female and place their tentacles in their body. Then, as the mating rituals near its end, the female sneaks closer to the male and immediately eats.
Happy Valentine’s Day, but you celebrate.
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