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1. The Senate failed to pass two competing proposals to reopen the government, sending lawmakers back to the drawing board for a bipartisan solution to end the impasse.
The Republican proposal included .7 billion in funding for President Trump’s border wall, paired with legal protections for some immigrants. The Democratic proposal would have temporarily reopened the government until Feb. 8, but it omitted wall funding. A half dozen Republicans voted for it, but the tally still fell short of the 60 votes it needed to advance.
Lawmakers and aides in both parties expressed hope that the double-barreled losses would break the logjam that has gripped Washington since the partial shutdown began. House Democrats said they were considering giving Mr. Trump as much as .2 billion for border security — but not for a wall.
Nearly six weeks in, the shutdown is eroding the good will of highly skilled federal workers who chose public service over higher-paying private employment. And the Commerce Secretary suggested that instead of using services like food banks, federal workers should take out loans to stay afloat. Above, NASA workers protest in California.
2. The leader of Venezuela’s military declared his loyalty to President Nicolás Maduro, above, and said the opposition’s efforts to replace him amounted to an attempted coup.
It was a setback for the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, who proclaimed himself the country’s rightful leader on Wednesday. In a further blow to the opposition, Russia warned the U.S. against meddling in Venezuela, a longtime Kremlin ally.
On Wednesday, the U.S. recognized Mr. Guaidó as the country’s legitimate president, and as did nations like Canada, Ecuador and Brazil. In response, Mr. Maduro cut ties with the U.S. and ordered American diplomats to leave.
Taken together, the events escalated the confusion and conflict in Venezuela, an oil-rich and formerly prosperous country upended by political corruption and severe economic hardship under Mr. Maduro. Here’s a primer on how the country got to this dire situation.
3. The Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed Michael Cohen, a day after President Trump’s former lawyer and fixer pulled out of a public hearing before the House Oversight Committee.
Mr. Cohen will be called to formally correct false testimony that he delivered last year about a proposed Trump Organization project in Moscow. The Senate committee had been working with him and his lawyers to secure a voluntary return visit. But those talks were unproductive. Above, Mr. Cohen in August.
Mr. Cohen will have little choice but to comply with the Senate subpoena. But unlike the Oversight session, his return to the Intelligence Committee will almost certainly be behind closed doors.
4. Satellite surveillance was once the domain of superpowers. Now, a growing number of start-ups are selling insights gleaned from small, relatively cheap satellites, known as “cube satellites.”
Take the Chinese province of Guangdong, which stopped publishing a monthly health report on its manufacturing sector amid declining production in the trade war with the U.S. A small company in San Francisco used images captured by satellites to get that data, and now it’s selling it to hedge funds, banks and other investors.
Satellites already monitor everything from how busy retailers’ parking lots are, above, to illegal mining activity — giving companies a new competitive advantage. And the niche seems set for further growth: Nearly 730 satellites were launched in the last decade, and another 2,220 are expected to follow in the next 10 years.
5. The type of deadly Ebola virus responsible for recent epidemics has been found in a bat in West Africa, Liberian health officials announced.
Bats carrying the lethal disease have been found in Central Africa, and scientists have long suspected they were a natural host and a source of human infections in other areas, as well. Now they have proof.
While the results are preliminary, the discovery could help researchers learn more about how the virus infects humans, and help public health officials educate the public about staying safe. Above, researchers sampling a bat.
The same strain found in the bat caused the current Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with more than 700 cases and more than 400 deaths. It’s the second-largest outbreak ever.
6. A hedge fund billionaire bought a New York City penthouse apartment for 8 million — the most ever paid for a home in the United States.
The head-turning sale comes amid intense debates about the wealth transforming the city. The property in question, above, is emblematic of that: A rent-regulated building was torn down to make way for the 79-story luxury condominium tower.
Kenneth Griffin, founder of the hedge fund Citadel, purchased the nearly 24,000-square-foot unit. It’s not his first trophy property, either — he’s spent 0 million on homes around the world in recent years. Here’s what else we know about Mr. Griffin.
7. Now we turn to the pantry in our latest effort to help organize your life in the New Year.
Having a well-stocked pantry is a baseline for every cook, advanced or novice. And it’s not just about having the spices you turn to most. Our definition of pantry encompasses refrigerator, freezer and cupboard, so you can make entire meals with staples you keep on hand.
For starters, take everything out of your pantry, keep what looks and smells good, assess what remains, and fill in the blanks with food that will make you a better cook.
8. “The big thing is the sound. I’m not really looking for how they cut.”
That’s the composer Julia Wolfe, who was in the market for scissors for her new musical work, “Fire in my mouth.”
The orchestral and choral composition is about the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911, which killed 146 garment workers, mostly immigrant women. She won a Pulitzer Prize for an earlier work about Pennsylvania coal miners.
Ms. Wolfe wanted to suggest factories in the new composition. String parts recall sewing machines, and chorus members open and close scissors at various points. But first she needed to find the right snip, so we followed her around New York’s garment district on her search.
9. Mabel Stark had her first encounter with a tiger in 1911, when she sneaked into the grounds of a circus in California and found herself face to face with a mature Bengal named King.
She was hooked. Ms. Stark would go on to become the world’s most celebrated tiger trainer, spending most of her life among the big cats at circuses and theme parks. She died in 1968 and never received a Times obituary, until now
“For me,” she wrote in her autobiography, “there is no greater thrill than stepping into a cageful of those glorious beasts and matching wits with them.”
10. Finally, we end with a sweet serenade.
When a Massachusetts middle school choir teacher got engaged in 2016, he kept it quiet for months, not knowing how his students would react to him having a husband.
But word got out last year, and two school mothers organized a surprise celebration. After a month of secret rehearsals, 50 students performed “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles at the couple’s rehearsal brunch — and a recording of the performance went viral.
“Some of the students singing have inner struggles,” the choir teacher said. “I was so glad they were there, feeling the love in the room and knowing everything’s going to be O.K.”
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【天】【阴】【沉】【沉】【的】，【伍】【胥】【坐】【在】【办】【公】【室】【里】，【撩】【开】【轻】【薄】【的】【白】【纱】【窗】【帘】，【抻】【长】【脖】【子】【向】【外】【看】【了】【看】。 【既】【然】【没】【有】【了】【太】【阳】，【干】【脆】【把】【窗】【帘】【拉】【开】。【平】【时】【他】【更】【喜】【欢】【阴】【暗】【的】【环】【境】，【因】【为】【那】【样】【他】【才】【能】【更】【好】【的】【工】【作】。【在】【一】【个】【封】【闭】【而】【安】【静】【的】【环】【境】【里】，【他】【觉】【得】【自】【己】【更】【接】【近】【达】【芬】【奇】。 【可】【当】【拉】【开】【窗】【帘】【的】【时】【候】，【很】【多】【东】【西】【都】【会】【分】【散】【他】【的】【注】【意】【力】，【比】【如】【对】【面】【马】【路】【上】【的】
【费】【天】【朗】【一】【下】【子】【笑】【了】【起】【来】：“【老】【太】【太】，【现】【在】【是】【法】【制】【社】【会】【了】，【您】【这】【种】【动】【不】【动】【就】【要】【杀】【人】【的】【想】【法】【是】【行】【不】【通】【的】，【您】【不】【会】【以】【为】，【现】【在】【还】【是】【几】【十】【年】【前】【那】【样】，【随】【便】【让】【一】【个】【人】【从】【世】【界】【上】【消】【失】，【也】【不】【会】【有】【人】【追】【查】【到】【底】【吧】？” 【柳】【老】【太】【太】【用】【阴】【沉】【的】【目】【光】【盯】【着】【他】：“【你】【不】【愿】【意】，【那】【就】【跟】【她】【一】【起】【去】【死】！【你】【早】【就】【该】【死】【了】！” “【这】【恐】【怕】【不】【能】【让】【您】【老】【如】
【月】【生】【用】【了】【三】【十】【万】【奖】【励】【点】【将】【三】【条】A【级】【支】【线】【合】【成】【一】【条】S【级】【支】【线】【剧】【情】，【然】【后】【再】【加】【上】【一】【百】【二】【十】【万】【奖】【励】【点】【将】【衍】【魔】【胎】【兑】【换】【了】【出】【来】。 【漆】【黑】【透】【明】，【一】【寸】【大】【小】【的】【婴】【儿】【形】【状】，【一】【双】【如】【同】【活】【物】【一】【般】【咕】【噜】【咕】【噜】【转】【的】【眼】【睛】【透】【露】【着】【一】【股】【诡】【异】。 【月】【生】【轻】【轻】【将】【它】【捏】【在】【手】【中】，【反】【复】【打】【量】【着】，“【这】【真】【是】【衍】【魔】【胎】，【看】【起】【来】【也】【并】【没】【有】【什】【么】【特】【别】【之】【处】，【感】【觉】【随】【随】香港马报开奖结果2017【章】【九】【十】【六】【购】【买】【和】【新】【能】【源】 【再】【次】【见】【到】【兰】【斯】【洛】【特】【时】，【还】【是】【在】【那】【座】【城】【堡】【中】。 【当】【时】【已】【经】【是】【傍】【晚】，【太】【阳】【沉】【没】【在】【地】【平】【线】【以】【下】，【天】【色】【昏】【暗】【城】【堡】【里】【却】【灯】【火】【辉】【煌】，【兰】【斯】【洛】【特】【正】【和】【妹】【妹】【坐】【在】【餐】【桌】【边】，【在】【管】【家】【的】【服】【待】【下】【享】【受】【着】【晚】【餐】。 “【不】【介】【意】，【让】【我】【加】【入】【晚】【餐】【吧】。” 【忽】【然】【间】，【北】【宫】【出】【现】【在】【房】【间】【中】，【就】【坐】【在】【兰】【斯】【洛】【特】【的】【对】【面】，【而】【且】【他】
【看】【着】【突】【然】【出】【现】【的】【男】【子】，【而】【且】【还】【跑】【着】【自】【己】，【成】【是】【非】【短】【暂】【的】【蒙】【掉】【了】【几】【分】【钟】，【随】【即】【立】【刻】【跳】【了】【开】【去】，【使】【劲】【的】【擦】【了】【擦】【被】【云】【罗】【郡】【主】【抱】【过】【的】【地】【方】。 “【哎】【呦】，【你】【是】【谁】【呀】！”【成】【是】【非】【样】【子】【特】【别】【的】【夸】【张】，【问】【着】【步】【天】【途】【说】【道】：“【莫】【大】【哥】，【你】【知】【道】【我】【不】【开】【心】，【找】【个】【人】【来】【陪】【我】，【也】【要】【找】【个】【女】【子】【啊】，【怎】【么】【跑】【出】【来】【一】【个】【男】【的】【啊】！” 【步】【天】【途】【笑】【了】【起】【来】
“【既】【然】【大】【家】【都】【不】【希】【望】【我】【和】【老】【师】【在】【一】【起】，【那】【就】【作】【罢】，【我】【不】【想】【成】【为】【大】【家】【心】【目】【中】【的】【罪】【人】。” “【你】【说】【什】【么】【呢】？【老】【师】【有】【你】【照】【顾】，【大】【家】【应】【该】【感】【谢】【你】，【怎】【么】【可】【能】【怨】【恨】【你】【呢】？” 【陈】【宸】【和】【陈】【家】【怡】【的】【谈】【话】【还】【没】【有】【结】【束】，【车】【子】【已】【经】【到】【了】【公】【司】。 【陈】【宸】【一】【到】【公】【司】，【有】【一】【堆】【事】【情】【等】【着】【她】【去】【处】【理】。【陈】【家】【怡】【回】【到】【自】【己】【的】【房】【间】，【感】【觉】【自】【己】【就】【像】【一】【个】
【一】【晃】【眼】，【棠】【酥】【已】【然】【开】【始】【了】【自】【己】【的】【大】【学】【生】【活】。 【池】【君】【霖】【与】【棠】【酥】【的】【关】【系】【也】【日】【趋】【微】【妙】【了】【起】【来】。 “【棠】【酥】。” 【一】【听】【到】【这】【熟】【悉】【的】【声】【音】，【棠】【酥】【立】【刻】【回】【过】【头】【去】，“【你】【怎】【么】【又】【来】【了】？” “【你】【不】【高】【兴】？” 【池】【君】【霖】【的】【语】【气】【中】【掺】【杂】【着】【一】【丝】【淡】【淡】【的】【危】【险】【气】【息】，【某】【人】【立】【刻】【怂】【了】【起】【来】，“【没】【有】【没】【有】，【您】【亲】【自】【来】【接】【我】【是】【我】【的】【荣】【幸】，【我】【高】【兴】