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We start today with the latest round in the Trump-Pelosi feud, uncounted family separations at the border, and a contentious verdict in a case involving the Chicago police. And it’s Friday, so there’s a new news quiz.
The capital now “resembles nothing so much as an unruly sandbox,” one of our White House correspondents writes. “As the shutdown drags on, septuagenarian politicians are squabbling like 7-year-olds.”
On Thursday, a day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Trump to delay his State of the Union address, he denied her access to a military plane for a congressional visit to American troops in Afghanistan. “Obviously,” he said in a letter, flying commercial remained an option.
Mr. Trump also canceled plans to send a U.S. delegation to Davos, Switzerland, next week for the World Economic Forum.
The impact: The partial government shutdown is in its 28th day, and federal courts are running out of money. They’re expected to be able to continue funded operations through at least next Friday.
The Trump administration most likely separated thousands more migrant children from their parents at the southwestern border than was previously believed, according to a government report released on Thursday.
The federal government has reported that nearly 3,000 children were forcibly separated from their parents last year under the “zero tolerance” immigration policy. But inspectors from the Department of Health and Human Services found that there was no coordinated tracking system, meaning the total number is “unknown.”
Catch up: The separations were a crucial part of the administration’s effort to deter migrant families, many fleeing violence and poverty in Central America, from trying to enter the U.S.
President Trump on Thursday endorsed an updated effort to detect and intercept missiles bound for the U.S., evoking Ronald Reagan’s 1983 “Star Wars” program.
Details released by the Pentagon suggested something more incremental, aimed largely at destroying small numbers of missiles launched by regional powers, rather than overwhelming strikes from Russia or China.
Go deeper: The U.S. has spent more than 0 billion on antimissile projects over the decades, according to one expert. Our video explains the projects’ unimpressive rate of success.
Another angle: In his speech on Thursday, the president did not mention the threat from North Korea, long a focus of missile-defense advocates. A North Korean envoy is in Washington today, as part of an effort to set up a second summit meeting between Mr. Trump and Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader.
Three police officers were acquitted on Thursday of charges that they had conspired and lied to protect a white officer who fatally shot a black teenager in 2014.
Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted in October of the second-degree murder of Laquan McDonald, is to be sentenced today.
Background: While in view of a police dashboard camera, Mr. Van Dyke fired 16 shots at Laquan, who was holding a knife. The shooting prompted citywide protests, the firing of Chicago’s police chief and a federal investigation.If you have 18 minutes, this is worth itWhat if we misinterpret DNA from ancient bones?
Geneticists have begun using bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.
That’s partly because some stories sound like the Nazis’ claims of a superior race, but they also play into science’s real-world rivalries.
Tesla job cuts: The automaker is reducing its full-time work force by 7 percent as it tries to lower the cost of making its Model 3 sedan, the company’s chief executive, Elon Musk, told employees today.
Deadly attack in Colombia: At least 21 people were killed and 68 wounded when a car bomb exploded outside a police academy in Bogotá on Thursday. It had been years since such an attack in the city, which was once terrorized by drug traffickers and leftist guerrillas.
Los Angeles teachers’ strike: The city’s school superintendent and the president of the teachers’ union met face-to-face on Thursday for the first time since the walkout began in the country’s second-largest public school system. But negotiations still appeared to be at an impasse.
Brexit deadlock is extended: Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain must return to Parliament on Monday with a Plan B for pulling the country from the European Union, after lawmakers soundly rejected her original proposal this week. A vote on the alternative isn’t expected until Jan. 29, two months before the scheduled withdrawal.
L train shutdown: Two weeks after Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered a last-minute solution to avert a major New York City subway disruption, it’s unclear when construction will begin or how long it will last. Critics have also raised safety concerns.
Snapshot: Above, bullet trains at a maintenance facility in Guangzhou, China, today before next month’s Lunar New Year celebrations and the accompanying travel rush.
In memoriam: Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, used plain language and minute attention to write about the natural world. She earned wide popularity, and comparisons to Walt Whitman and Robert Frost, although critical reaction was mixed. She died on Thursday at 83.
N.F.L. playoff predictions: If our reporter is right about Sunday’s games, you’ll see the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks.
News quiz: Did you follow the headlines this week? Test yourself.
Late-night comedy: After a rapper made a rare venture into politics on Instagram, Trevor Noah said: “How cool would it be if Cardi B. somehow ended the shutdown?”
What we’re listening to: This clip of a speech by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recommended by Lynda Richardson, an editor in Travel. “Ahead of the national holiday honoring the assassinated civil rights leader, here he is observing that ‘Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.’”Now, a break from the news
Cook: Cauliflower rice steps in easily for normal rice. Roast it so the edges caramelize.
Listen: “Mile High,” from James Blake’s new album “Assume Form,” treats love as a murky, uncertain, only sporadically blissful thing, our critic Jon Pareles writes.
Go: Alternative museum tours are examining the collections of British cultural institutions in novel and sometimes radical ways, sharing stories that had largely gone untold.
Read: These eight new books are recommended by our editors, including a graphic novel version of Anne Frank’s diary.
Smarter Living: Water heating can account for up to 18 percent of a home’s energy consumption, but it’s often overlooked, even by energy-conscious homeowners. There are straightforward ways to increase efficiency, like lowering the temperature on your water heater, using low-flow fixtures and demand-activated pumps, and insulating hot-water pipes.
And we have suggestions on what to do with all those spices in your cabinet.
The North American International Auto Show in Detroit has lost of much of its cachet as the industry’s focus has shifted from horsepower to high tech.
This year’s event, which began this week, hardly resembles the spectacles of the past.
Only a handful of major models are making debuts. Audi, BMW, Mazda, Mercedes and Porsche stayed home.
But for many years it was a can’t-miss affair.
Chrysler became famous for rollicking presentations worthy of halftime at the Super Bowl.
In 1992, it had its new Jeep Grand Cherokee arrive by crashing through a glass wall. (The fun begins in this video at 3:14.) It once presented the Chrysler Aspen S.U.V. by simulating a blizzard.
Most memorable was probably the cattle drive.
To promote its new Dodge Ram pickup, the company staged one outside the convention center.
The new truck emerged from a herd of 120 longhorn, led by cowboys on horseback — in the middle of downtown Detroit.
That’s it for this briefing. We’re taking Monday off for Martin Luther King’s Birthday, but the briefing will return on Tuesday.
See you then.
Thank youTo Eleanor Stanford and James K. Williamson for their cultural and Smarter Living tips. Neal E. Boudette, who is covering the Detroit Auto Show for The Times, wrote today’s Back Story. You can reach the team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S.• We’re listening to “The Daily.” Today’s episode is on divisions in the Women’s March movement.• Here’s today’s mini crossword puzzle, and a clue: Stackable cookies (5 letters). You can find all our puzzles here. • One of the earliest appearances of the term “publicity stunt” in The Times was in 1922, when a furrier was prosecuted for releasing a fox on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, to the detriment of the fox.B:
白姐最快报码室【牧】【景】【不】【得】【不】【承】【认】，【自】【己】【又】【被】【胡】【昭】【这】【老】【东】【西】【给】【气】【着】【了】。 【这】【老】【家】【伙】，【总】【有】【办】【法】【治】【自】【己】【了】。 【这】【边】【压】【不】【住】【自】【己】，【直】【接】【抬】【出】【他】【爹】【来】。 【这】【回】【牧】【景】【就】【没】【话】【说】【了】。 【不】【孝】【有】【三】，【无】【后】【为】【大】。 【不】【管】【他】【有】【一】【百】【个】【理】【由】，【一】【千】【个】【理】【由】，【一】【万】【个】【理】【由】，【都】【抵】【不】【过】【一】【个】【理】【由】，【就】【是】【现】【在】，【他】【二】【十】【好】【几】【岁】【人】【了】，【还】【没】【有】【一】【个】【孩】【子】。
【一】【天】【很】【快】【便】【过】【去】【了】，【夜】【幕】【降】【临】，【便】【更】【觉】【得】【冷】【了】，【慕】【容】【和】【凉】【虎】【围】【坐】【一】【团】，【身】【上】【披】【着】【一】【件】【羽】【绒】【棉】【衣】，【只】【是】【白】【日】【里】【还】【好】【些】，【这】【晚】【上】【却】【是】【觉】【得】【冷】【的】【很】，【细】【雨】【停】【下】【了】，【便】【觉】【得】【一】【阵】【寒】【风】【袭】【来】，【慕】【容】【饶】【是】【再】【强】【也】【不】【由】【得】【缩】【了】【缩】【身】【子】。 “【大】【哥】，【咱】【们】【围】【在】【一】【处】，【就】【不】【会】【冷】【了】。” 【慕】【德】【见】【自】【家】【大】【哥】【这】【般】，【连】【忙】【带】【着】【叶】【猴】【围】【了】【上】【去】，
**【半】【靠】【在】【沙】【发】【上】，【一】【副】【懒】【洋】【洋】【的】【样】【子】，【这】【和】【王】【阳】【当】【初】【见】【到】**【的】【时】【候】，【完】【全】【是】【两】【种】【状】【态】。 【以】【前】【的】**【看】【起】【来】【十】【分】【的】【有】【威】【严】，【却】【总】【给】【人】【一】【种】，【他】【是】【在】【伪】【装】【的】【感】【觉】。 【而】【现】【在】**，【反】【而】【像】【是】【一】【只】【懒】【散】【的】【老】【虎】，【当】【他】【亮】【出】【爪】【子】【的】【时】【候】，【一】【切】【就】【都】【已】【经】【晚】【了】。 【王】【阳】【看】【了】【一】【眼】**，【就】【笑】【道】：“【从】【帝】【都】【一】【路】【赶】【过】【来】，
【何】【哲】【瀚】【被】【带】【走】【的】【第】【十】【天】，【玫】【瑰】【庄】【园】【的】【每】【个】【人】【都】【很】【不】【快】【乐】，【仿】【佛】【一】【瞬】【间】【全】【世】【界】【失】【去】【了】【颜】【色】。 【不】【过】【好】【在】，【林】【萧】【萧】【的】【脸】【上】【逐】【渐】【有】【了】【血】【色】，【手】【术】【很】【成】【功】，【原】【本】【身】【体】【康】【健】【的】【她】【恢】【复】【地】【也】【比】【较】【快】。 【李】【漠】【又】【一】【次】【来】【到】【家】【中】，【还】【不】【等】【所】【有】【人】【问】【他】，【他】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】。 【大】【家】【沉】【默】，【林】【萧】【萧】【在】【嘴】【里】【一】【遍】【遍】【地】【重】【复】，“【哲】【瀚】，【他】【不】【会】【杀】【人】白姐最快报码室【粟】【裕】【刚】【刚】【进】【门】，【就】【带】【着】【小】【朋】【友】【乖】【巧】【的】【和】【苏】【陌】【爸】【爸】【妈】【妈】【问】【了】【句】【好】。 【粟】【裕】【直】【接】【忽】【略】【掉】【季】【爷】【爷】，【在】【苏】【墨】【爸】【爸】【妈】【妈】【后】【面】【挤】【眉】【弄】【眼】【的】【表】【情】。【禁】【止】【奔】【向】【书】【房】。【看】【看】【苏】【沫】【是】【什】【么】【表】【情】，【有】【没】【有】【特】【别】【生】【气】？ 【书】【房】【的】【门】【被】【推】【开】，【苏】【墨】【刷】【的】【手】【机】【瞬】【间】【被】【自】【己】【到】【桌】【子】【底】【下】。【手】【机】【画】【出】【了】【完】【美】【的】【一】【道】【弧】【线】，【然】【后】【滚】【了】【两】【圈】，【滚】【在】【了】【粟】【裕】【脚】【下】
【天】【空】【中】【电】【闪】【雷】【鸣】，【仿】【佛】【是】【抗】【拒】【此】【时】【许】【枫】【握】【住】【雷】【神】【之】【锤】【的】【双】【手】。 【不】【过】【此】【时】【许】【枫】【可】【完】【全】【没】【有】【精】【力】【估】【计】【周】【围】【的】【景】【象】，【他】【手】【握】【锤】【柄】，【并】【不】【粗】【壮】【的】【双】【手】【此】【时】【却】【显】【出】【无】【穷】【的】【力】【量】【般】。 “【起】！” 【一】【声】【咆】【哮】，【雷】【神】【之】【锤】【被】【许】【枫】【悬】【空】【提】【气】。 【此】【时】【的】【雷】【神】【之】【锤】【不】【停】【从】【手】【上】【传】【来】【抗】【拒】【的】【意】【识】，【如】【此】【清】【晰】【的】【感】【受】【到】【一】【件】【武】【器】【的】【意】【识】
“【我】【相】【信】【我】【和】【我】【的】【队】【友】【们】【今】【后】【无】【论】【遇】【到】【哪】【只】【队】【伍】，【都】【会】【尽】【全】【力】【打】【好】【比】【赛】，【至】【于】【你】【说】【的】【也】【许】【会】【输】，【我】【觉】【得】【只】【要】【尽】【力】【了】，【输】【也】【不】【会】【有】【什】【么】【遗】【憾】。” 【这】【是】【林】【风】【最】【后】【回】【复】【给】【拉】【尔】【斯】【的】【话】。 1【月】29【日】，【湖】【人】【队】【继】【续】【坐】【镇】【主】【场】【迎】【来】【东】【部】【强】【队】76【人】【队】【的】【挑】【战】。 【而】【就】【在】【比】【赛】【前】，【林】【风】【莫】【名】【的】【感】【到】【更】【衣】【室】【内】【的】【气】【氛】【十】【分】【凝】【重】
…… 【豪】【华】【别】【墅】【内】 【韩】【晟】【慵】【懒】【坐】【在】【沙】【发】【处】，【他】【勾】【了】【勾】【唇】，【似】【笑】【非】【笑】【瞥】【了】【眼】【对】【面】【面】【容】【紧】【绷】【的】【沈】【舒】【玥】，【嘴】【角】【的】【嘴】【角】【更】【为】【肆】【意】，【姿】【态】【依】【旧】【闲】【适】：“【真】【是】【稀】【客】【啊】，【不】【知】【沈】【大】【小】【姐】【来】【我】【这】【里】，【有】【何】【贵】【干】？” 【此】【时】，【沈】【舒】【玥】【拧】【着】【眉】，【面】【若】【寒】【霜】【盯】【着】【眼】【前】【这】【个】【男】【人】，【冷】【着】【声】【音】【开】【口】，“【韩】【晟】，【你】【到】【底】【在】【想】【什】【么】？” 【话】【落】，【男】