Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of January 22nd, 2018)

Sonali Kamboj / January 27, 2018

Armed security personnel stand guard on the rooftop of a hotel, next to letters reading “Davos” surrounded by snow, near the Congress Centre on January 25, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump delivered his first speech at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, reassuring the global elite that “America is open for business” and “America first is not America alone.”

The speech garnered mixed reactions, even as news broke at home that Trump tried to fire Robert Mueller, Russia probe’s special counsel, in June. Trump pushed back on the reports labeling them “fake news.”

The White House also sent an immigration plan to Congress that included a path to citizenship for 1.8 million “Dreamers.”

Other significant developments over the week included the sentencing of Larry Nassar, former USA Gymnastics doctor, who sexually abused more than 150 women, a high school shooting in Kentucky, which claimed the lives of two people and multiple Women’s Marches across the U.S.

Around the world, the Taliban laid siege on the Intercontinental hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan and a U.S. led-airstrike killed 150 ISIS militants in Syria.

Read more about these stories and the other biggest news of the week, as they appeared in The Daily Edition.

US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, eastern Switzerland, on January 25, 2018. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

1. Trump declares America open for business under his tenure – AP News, Catherine Lucey

Top line: ‘“America is the place to do business. So come to America, where you can innovate, create and build,” Trump said. “I believe in America.” The president sought to strike a balance, tempering his nationalist agenda with reassurances to the globalist and cooperation-minded audience that his protectionist vision “does not mean America alone.” “When the United States grows, so does the world,” Trump said. “American prosperity has created countless jobs around the globe and the drive for excellence, creativity and innovation in the United States has led to important discoveries that help people everywhere live more prosperous and healthier lives.”’

Magazine to follow: Davos: World Economic Forum by Bloomberg

Larry Nassar, a former team USA Gymnastics doctor who pleaded guilty in November 2017 to sexual assault charges, sits in the courtroom during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Michigan, U.S., January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

2. Larry Nassar sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual abuse – CNN, Eric Levenson

Top line: “Once a world-renowned sports physician treating America’s foremost Olympic women gymnasts, Larry Nassar now will spend the rest of his life behind bars. The disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, a judge announced Wednesday, after more than 150 women and girls said in court that he sexually abused them over the past two decades. “I’ve just signed your death warrant,” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said in a Lansing, Michigan, courtroom. “I find that you don’t get it, that you’re a danger. That you remain a danger.”’

Topic to follow: Gymnastics

People attend a vigil for the victims of a fatal shooting at Marshall County High School on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Mike Miller County Park in Benton, Ky. The 15-year-old accused of the fatal shooting on Tuesday, which left over a dozen injured, was ordered held Thursday on preliminary charges of murder and assault. (AP Photo/Robert Ray)

3. Kentucky school shooting suspect charged with murder – USA Today, John Bacon, Justin Sayers

Top line: “The 15-year-old student whose rampage at a rural Kentucky high school left two teens dead was charged with two counts of murder and 12 counts of first-degree assault, authorities said Wednesday. Assistant County Attorney Jason Darnall said the shooter, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, was charged in juvenile court. Darnall said he will request that the case be transferred to adult court.”

Topic to follow: Gun control

4. Trump ordered Mueller fired, but backed off when White House counsel threatened to quit – The New York Times, Michael S. Schmidt, Maggie Haberman

Top line: “President Trump ordered the firing last June of Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel overseeing the Russia investigation, according to four people told of the matter, but ultimately backed down after the White House counsel threatened to resign rather than carry out the directive. The West Wing confrontation marks the first time Mr. Trump is known to have tried to fire the special counsel. Mr. Mueller learned about the episode in recent months as his investigators interviewed current and former senior White House officials in his inquiry into whether the president obstructed justice.”

Topic to follow: Robert Mueller

5. White House presents immigration plan with path to citizenship for 1.8 million Dreamers – Politico, Rachael Bade, Burgess Everett, Lorraine Woellert

Top line: “President Donald Trump on Monday will propose a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children — a key concession to Democrats that he hopes will win their support for a massive border wall with Mexico. In a call with White House surrogates and Hill staffers Thursday afternoon, senior White House adviser Stephen Miller outlined the new framework, which also calls for dramatic restrictions on legal immigration as well as $25 billion for border security.”

Topic to follow: DACA

Participants in the Women’s March gather near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. AP Photo/Cliff Owen

6. Second Women’s March draws thousands, focuses on voting – NBC News, Chelsea Bailey, Phil McCausland, Safia Samee Ali

Top line: “Hundreds of thousands gathered around the nation Saturday, brandishing signs and sporting pink hats, at Women’s Marches in cities across the U.S. in the second such protest since Donald Trump entered the White House. The largest marches appeared to take place in Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles, but groups also amassed in Milwaukee, Denver, Dallas, as well as Montgomery, Alabama, and many other towns and cities all over the country. This second march seemed to take on a new importance, as people in the streets in major cities registered attendees to vote and people spoke of their responsibility as a member of a constituency. While most marchers came to share their opposition to the Trump administration, they also spoke about the importance of voting in the upcoming 2018 midterm election.”

Topic to follow: Women’s March

Clouds are reflected in the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool at daybreak in Washington as Day Three of the government shutdown continues, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

7. Four takeaways from the short-lived shutdown – The Washington Post, Sarah Binder, Mark Spindel

Top line: “On Monday, Congress ended a short-lived government shutdown, voting to fund both a popular children’s health-care program and government operations for another few weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) got 33 Democratic votes by promising that the Senate would look at how to protect the “dreamers” from deportation, discussing legal status for undocumented immigrants brought here as children. We offer four takeaways about the polarized congressional dynamics that more often lead to short-term deals rather than substantive laws.”

Topic to follow: Government shutdown

8. U.S. citizens killed in weekend attack on Kabul hotel, State Department says – NPR, Merrit Kennedy

Top line: “Multiple U.S. citizens were killed and injured in the attack overnight Saturday on a luxury hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, a State Department official says. The State Department has not released any further information about the U.S. citizens killed and injured. It’s not clear whether they were U.S. government employees or civilians not employed by the government, or how many were killed and injured. “We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and wish for the speedy recovery of those wounded,” the State Department official said. “Out of respect for the families of the deceased, we have no further comment.”’

Topic to follow: Kabul

9. Syria war: US strikes on IS headquarters ‘kills 150 militants’ – BBC

Top line: “The US-led coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) says it has killed up to 150 militants in air strikes on a headquarters in Syria. A statement said the strikes took place on Saturday near al-Shafah, in the Middle Euphrates river valley in the south-eastern province of Deir al-Zour. A combination of intelligence and continuous target observation ensured no civilians were harmed, it added. There was no confirmation of the attack from IS or its supporters. However, the group’s Amaq news agency did say 14 people, including seven women, were killed in US air strikes that targeted al-Shafah on Tuesday. The activist-run Deirezzor24 website also said the village was hit that day.”

Magazine to follow: ISIS Threat

10. U.S. hits Russian deputy minister and energy firms with sanctions – Reuters, Jack Stubbs, Patricia Zengerle

Top line: “ The United States added Russian officials and energy firms to a sanctions blacklist on Friday, days before details of further possible penalties against Moscow are due to be released. Washington could release reports as early as Monday laying out the possibilities for expanded sanctions against Russia over its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an accusation the Kremlin has repeatedly denied. Leading Democrats in the U.S. Congress wrote to Trump on Friday, demanding that the administration use Monday’s deadline to retaliate for what they described as cyber attacks intended to influence other countries’ elections. A Treasury Department spokesperson said the department is “actively working” on reports required under the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Terrorism Act” and aimed to release them consistent with timelines in the legislation. On Friday, Treasury said it had added 21 people and nine companies to the sanctions list, including some that were involved in the delivery of Siemens gas turbines to Crimea. It said Friday’s announcement was not related to the reports due on Monday.”

Topic to follow: Sanctions

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~SonaliK is reading Healthy Made Easy by Self