Washington Post

China says US warship violated sovereignty near Scarborough
Washington Post
BEIJING — The Chinese government on Saturday accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said China
China Claims US Warship Violated Its SovereigntyVoice of America
China accuses US warship of violating its sovereigntyReuters
China ‘warns off’ US destroyer near South China Sea’s strategic Scarborough ShoalSouth China Morning Post
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Washington Post

Congress returns to work Saturday as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived
Washington Post
Congress prepared to return to work Saturday as negotiators pressed for a budget deal to keep a government shutdown that began at midnight short-lived. Agencies shut down for the first time in more than four years late Friday after senators rejected a
Whose Fault Is the Shutdown?Politico
Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in SenateNew York Times
Trump’s second year starts with the government sputtering to a stopNBCNews.com
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CNN

North Korean athletes will compete at Winter Olympics
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(CNN) Athletes from North Korea will participate in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next month, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Saturday. North Korea will send 22 athletes who will compete in three sports, Bach said
North Korea Agrees, Again, to Pre-Olympic Visit to South KoreaNew York Times
North Korea sending 22 athletes to Winter Olympics, both countries to march togetherFox News
Winter Olympics: IOC approves unified Korean team in opening ceremony, women’s hockeyUSA TODAY
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CNN

Everything you need to know about women’s marches this weekend
CNN
Washington (CNN) This weekend is the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s swearing-in. But hundreds of thousands of activists across the US also are marking the anniversary of last January’s Women’s March, and the movement it sparked in
Women’s March redux: What you need to knowLos Angeles Times
Women’s March will focus on voter registration, electing more women, organizers sayFox News
Why Women’s March Organizers Are Focused On Polls In Nevada This YearNPR
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New York Times

A New Report on the Las Vegas Gunman Was Released. Here Are Some Takeaways.
New York Times
The Las Vegas police took the unusual step on Friday of releasing key details about the continuing investigation into the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 people and wounded hundreds of others. Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
What we learned from the Las Vegas shooting reportCNN
Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attackABC News
Report shows Vegas gunman’s “disturbing” online searches for other crowded venuesCBS News
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Washington Post

Neighbor intends to plead guilty to assault of Sen. Rand Paul, court documents say
Washington Post
A neighbor of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has agreed to plead guilty in federal court in a November attack that left the nation’s best-known libertarian with six broken ribs and briefly sidelined him during the debate over the tax overhaul, according to
Neighbor to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge in Attack on Rand Paul, Lawyer SaysNew York Times
Rand Paul’s alleged attacker charged with federal crimeThe Hill
Federal Charge Brought In Assault On Kentucky Sen. Rand PaulNPR
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USA TODAY

Hundreds of journals found in home with 13 captive children
USA TODAY
PERRIS, Calif. — The children weren’t allowed to eat. They weren’t allowed to bathe. They couldn’t play with toys that were kept in the closet, still packaged. They couldn’t go outside. They couldn’t escape. Their depraved parents allowed them to do
Calif. county received “not one” call about couple accused of torturing childrenCBS News
Experts: Shackled children face long road to recoveryFOX31 Denver
GRISLY DETAILS: 13 siblings were beaten, choked and only allowed to shower once a yearWLS-TV
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