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Jayme Closs is alive. The missing Wisconsin teenager was found yesterday in a city about 66 miles north of where she was last seen 87 days ago. Jayme, 13, disappeared in October when her parents were shot dead in her home. A suspect is in custody. We expect more details when the authorities hold a press conference this morning. A woman traveling with her dog said Jayme, with unkempt hair and oversized shoes, walked right up to her and asked for help, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The woman said that she recognized Jayme immediately. They hurried to a nearby house and called the police. As they waited, Jayme refused to feed and instead toyed with a puppy.
The partial government downturn is now three weeks old and, if it continues until tomorrow, would be the longest standstill in US history. Here's where things stand:
• Many federal employees who have to endure their first missing paycheck today are suffering the pain of shutting down
. • Federal employees protested the closure in Washington, Atlanta, Utah and other places.
• At Miami airport, a terminal is closed three days early due to absence from TSA.
• A deal that GOP Senators have worked to end the closure broke apart.
• President Trump says he is about to declare an emergency over the border. that would allow him to use means of the Ministry of Defense for the construction of the border wall. These funds could come from disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico, Texas and other areas.
• Before going to the southern border yesterday, Trump told reporters he had never said that Mexico would pay for the wall. (Spoil alert: He did it.)
3. Michael Cohen
Enter this date: February 7th. Then, Michael Cohen, the former lawyer of President Trump and ex-fixator, will publicly testify before the board's oversight committee. This will have to see TV. Will Cohen divulge new information about Trump's retirement payments to women who rely on matters with him? Do not forget that these payments were the basis for campaign finance violations that Cohen pleaded guilty to. Cohen is being jailed in March for these crimes, the prosecutors say Trump Cohen has ordered to commit. And of course we want to hear what Cohen has to say about the investigation in Russia.
. 4 China
One of America's largest universities warns students and faculty not to use social media and messaging apps in China. The University of California specifically states not to use WhatsApp and WeChat, fearing that Chinese authorities might use what is in the communication against them. In recent weeks, there have been several incidents involving Western travelers being incarcerated in China, which some see as politically motivated allegations and charges. The move could be China's way to return to the West in December after the arrest of Chinese technology expert Meng Wanzhou. Meng, who was detained at the request of the US authorities in Canada, is still threatened with surrender to the US on suspicion of violating US sanctions against Iran.
. 5 Fertility rate
We do not have enough babies here in the US to replace the population. This is the result of a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics showing that the birth rate for the US in 201
7 has dropped further below what the population needs to replace themselves. The rate in 2017 was 1,765.5 per 1,000 women – 16% below what is needed for population replacement. South Dakota and Utah were the only states whose rates exceeded replacement levels. In the US, approximately 3.8 million babies were born in 2017, the lowest number of births in 30 years.
Estimate that their divorce really was really consensual
rest of us.
We are doomed to failure.
This irritating song "Baby Shark" is now a Top 40 hit, and western civilization is officially over.
Safe and healthy
A barefoot baby walking around Milwaukee in the freezing cold was rescued by a bus driver.
But of course
The great football Tim Tebow is engaged to an Ex-Miss Universe, because he is Tim Tebow.
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Taco Bell will try a vegetarian menu, and the rest of us meat eaters wonder why.
The actress Emma Stone exclaimed this when Sandra Oh made a joke "whitewashing" at the Golden Globes.
A. "Do not worry!"
B. "I had no Idea!"
C. "I am sorry!"
D. "Let's have lunch!"
Play Total Recall: The CNN News Quiz to see if you're right. And do not forget, you can also find a version of the quiz on your Amazon devices. Just say "Alexa, ask CNN for a quiz." 19659021] The number of passengers and crew on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship suffering from gastrointestinal disease. The ship returns to Florida one day earlier than expected.
"We wish they had confiscated their phone instead of their passport."
Saudi Arab officially Abdalelah Mohammed al-Shuaibi after Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled to Thailand to escape his allegedly abusive family. Qunun used her phone to report her plight on social media, and now she has been granted asylum in Australia.
Call my bell
cuteness warning! This little puppy keeps tapping on this bell to get something to eat, but nobody cares because it's so adorable. (Click to show.)