Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of January 25, 2016)

Gabriella Schwarz / January 30, 2016

Cowboy Dwane Ehmer, a supporter of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, walks his horse Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, near Burns, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Cowboy Dwane Ehmer, a supporter of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, walks his horse Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, near Burns, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

This week was largely dominated by the 2016 presidential nomination as we near the Iowa caucuses Monday. Read more about where the race stands, the Zika virus and the standoff in Oregon, as the news appeared in this week’s Daily Edition.

1. 5 takeaways from the Republican debate—CNN, Eric Bradner

Top line: “It’s time to vote. Now….Whither The Donald?…Knives out for Cruz…Cruz, Rubio appeal to the evangelical base…Too little, too late?”

Topic to follow: Presidential Debate

2. Donald Trump, in Feud With Fox News, Shuns Debate—The New York Times, Maggie Haberman and Nick Corasaniti

Top line: “Donald J. Trump and Fox News, the candidate who has reordered the Republican presidential race and the cable network of choice for many of the party’s voters, stared each other down on Tuesday over his demand that the news anchor Megyn Kelly be dumped from moderating Thursday’s debate, the last before Monday’s caucuses. The network did not blink. So Mr. Trump walked.”

Topic to follow: Donald Trump

3. Zika virus spreading explosively, says World Health Organisation—The Guardian, Matthew Weaver and Sally Desmond

Top line: “The spread of the virus has prompted governments across the world to advise pregnant women against going to the areas where it has been detected. There is no vaccine or cure for Zika, which has been linked to microcephaly, a serious condition that can cause lifelong developmental problems.”

Topic to follow: Zika Virus

4. More Oregon occupiers arrested; others leave as standoff appears to fade—The Washington Post, Sarah Kaplan and Carissa Wolf

Top line: “It’s not clear how many people remained at the refuge as Wednesday night wore on. The group’s leader, Ammon Bundy, 40, of Emmett, Idaho, and seven other members of the armed occupation were taken into custody the previous day in the wake of a bloody confrontation with police that left one occupier dead.”

Topic to follow: Oregon

5. East Coast Begins to Pick Up Pieces After Fierce Winter Storm—The Wall Street Journal, Christopher M. Matthews and Jon Ostrower

Top line: “Paul Walsh, vice president of weather analytics at the Weather Co., put the initial estimate at more than $500 million in lost productivity over two days in a region that produces around $16 billion a day in economic activity.”

Topic to follow: Weather

6. ‘Affluenza’ Teen Ethan Couch Will Stay in Juvie For Now—NBC News, Gabe Gutierrez and Corky Siemaszko

Top line: “A Texas judge ruled Friday that 18-year-old Ethan Couch should remain in a juvenile detention facility while he awaits a Feb. 19 hearing to determine if his controversial case will be transferred to the adult system.”

Topic to follow: Criminal Justice

7. 5 takeaways from the Democratic town hall—CNN, Eric Bradner

Top line: “Sanders on the attack…Clinton the fighter…Clinton and Obama lovefest continues…Sanders: I agree with Planned Parenthood, it’s only their endorsement I don’t like…The candidates show some personality.”

Topic to follow: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

8. One of Three Escaped California Jail Inmates Surrenders—NBC News, Phil Helsel

Top line: “One of three inmates who escaped from a Southern California jail a week ago turned himself in to police and is cooperating, authorities said…The other two inmates, Hossein Nayeri, 37, Jonathan Tieu, 20, remain on the loose and investigators believe they may be in a white utility van in the San Jose area or bound for Fresno.”

Topic to follow: Prison Breaks

9. Depression Screening Recommended For All Pregnant Women, New Mothers—NPR, Joanne Silberner

Top line: “Pregnant women and new mothers need more attention when it comes to screening for depression, according to recommendations issued Tuesday by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. That came as part of the panel’s recommendation that all adults should be screened, in a situation where they can be provided treatment or get a referral if they are clinically depressed.”

Topic to follow: Depression

10. Kerber upsets Serena Williams to win Australian title—Associated Press, John Pye

Top line: “Angelique Kerber has upset Serena Williams 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to win the Australian Open title, ending the six-time champion’s unbeaten streak in finals at Melbourne Park. Williams was an overwhelming favorite at the Australian Open, where she had won all six previous times she’d reached the final, and was trying to equal Steffi Graf’s Open-era record of 22 Grand Slam singles titles.”

Topic to follow: Australian Open (tennis)

~GabyS is reading The Des Moines Register’s “2016 Iowa Caucuses” magazine

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