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“We reached an agreement in principle between us on all the homeland security and the other six bills.”

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) on reaching a tentative deal to avoid another gov't shutdown this week. It reportedly lays out $1.375B for 55 miles of new border fencing. Pres. Trump requested $5.7B for 215 miles of new concrete walls. More details expected today.
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“For perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawai’i State Park.”

Department of Land and Natural Resources in Maui’s Polipoli State Park where a wintry blast brought snow to what the officials say is the lowest elevation recorded in Hawaii. Elsewhere in the state, high winds led to power outages on Oahu and storm surges caused flooding in coastal areas.
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“Listen, I think it gives a lot of people joy. And we need more joy.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), one of 11 declared democratic candidates for president in 2020, responding to those who think she's against legalizing recreational marijuana at the federal level. Harris says more regulations are needed to prevent drugged driving and she supports additional research to understand the effects on the developing brain.
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“We need Hungarian children.”

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban announcing a new tax policy aimed at curbing the population decline, cutting immigration and ensuring "the survival of the Hungarian nation." Orban, known for his anti-immigration stance, said the new measure will provide women who have four or more children with a lifetime income tax exemption. In 2018, the UN predicted Hungary's population will drop by at least 15% by 2050.
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“The Border ‘emergency’ is a manufactured crisis. And California will not be part of this political theater… This is our answer to the White House: No more division, xenophobia or nativism.”

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on his decision to pull National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border, following New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's decision to do so last week. CA will send all but 100 of the 360 troops to serve elsewhere.
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“This lets people know love will always overtake hate over time.”

Batesburg-Leesville Mayor Lancer Shull at the Blinding of Isaac Woodard historical marker dedication over the weekend in South Carolina honoring the African-American WWII veteran. In 1946, hours after his honorable discharge from the Army, Woodard was beaten & blinded by a white police chief, who accused him of being drunk & disorderly. The incident helped lead to the desegregation of the U.S. armed forces.
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