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U.S. Renews China Travel Advisory, Warning of Arbitrary Detention

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized exit bans during a visit to China in October. He again mentioned detained Americans at a meeting in Washington with a top Chinese foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, left, in November.CreditCreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images

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House Democrats vote to reopen government and deny Trump wall money, defying veto threat

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“The newly Democratic-controlled House passed a package of bills late Thursday that would reopen the federal government without paying for President Trump’s border wall, drawing a swift veto threat from the White House and leaving the partial shutdown no closer to getting resolved.” Per Erica Werner, Damian Paletta and Seung Min Kim.

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) leads Democratic members of Congress, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) (R), waving flags during their "Better Deal" platform rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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China lands spacecraft on the far side of the moon, a historic first

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The far side of the moon, as photographed by the Chang’e-4 probe in an image released Thursday. (China National Space Administration/ AFP/Getty Images) (Handout/AFP/Getty Images)

Read More Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/01/03/china-lands-spacecraft-far-side-moon-historic-first/?utm_term=.1e5a4b9c375f

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Washington State Bans Sale of Semiautomatic Assault Rifles to Those Under 21

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Per Mihir Zaveri- People under 21 are no longer able to buy semiautomatic assault rifles in Washington as of Jan 1. It is the first of several new state measures intended to reduce gun violence. The National Rifle Association has already filed suit.

Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?

Read More Here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/02/us/washington-state-new-gun-law.html

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Trump and Democrats Dig In After Talks to Reopen Government Go Nowhere

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Congressional leaders, including Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, met with President Trump to discuss border security. Ms. Pelosi said Democrats will put forth legislation to end the shutdown. (Published On Credit Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times.)

 

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North Korea’s ambassador to Italy has gone missing, South Korean lawmaker says

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North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding, South Korea’s intelligence officials told lawmakers on Thursday.

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Trump invites congressional leaders to White House for border security briefing

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Congress is set to reconvene with no signs of a compromise to end a government shutdown affecting about a quarter of the U.S. government. 

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Will 2019 Be a Good Year for Investors? Here Are 4 Key Factors Affecting Stocks and the Economy

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The hope on Wall Street is that the underlying economy of the United States is sound, that the recent selling will burn itself out and that stocks will resume their record-setting climb.

Read More Here: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/01/01/business/dealbook/stock-markets-2019.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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Xi Jinping Warns Taiwan That Unification Is the Goal and Force Is an Option

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President Xi Jinping of China spoke about unification with Taiwan, saying he would “not rule out the use of force” against independence activists.

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The real story behind those two math grads who are ‘disrupting the auto insurance industry’

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State Takes Over Failing Insurer That Can’t Pay California Wildfire Claims

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California Insurance Carrier bankrupt after Wildfire claim, read more below.

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https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/west/2018/12/03/288084.htm

 

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I’ll take What Insurers Want and Get from Insurtech Partnerships

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