10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SENATE GOP MOVES ON TRUMP PROPOSAL TO END SHUTDOWN
Democrats are expected to balk at the $5.7 billion the president wants to build a border wall, alongside temporary protection from deportation for some immigrants.
2. WHERE DEMOCRATS ARE LEANING IN 2020
As the presidential primary takes shape, almost no policy is too liberal for Democrats fighting to win over their party’s base.
3. DC MARCH: UGLY ENCOUNTER OF SPEWED EPITHETS
More videos emerge of the confrontation between high school students, Native American marchers and militant black protesters last week in Washington.
4. WHAT CHINA IS DEMANDING
That the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington.
5. US AID CUTS HIT PALESTINIANS
Tens of thousands of Palestinians are no longer getting food aid or basic health services from America, U.S.-funded infrastructure projects have been halted, and a peace-building program in Jerusalem is scaling back its activities.
6. PONTIFF TO VISIT PANAMANIAN INMATES
As part of his World Youth Day itinerary, Pope Francis will detour to a detention center to pray and bring a message of peace and reconciliation to the incarcerated.
7. GUN INDUSTRY FALLING ON TOUGH TIMES
A changed political landscape leads to a steady drop in gun sales, coupled with no chance of easing restrictions on firearms.
8. ‘LEAVE ROOM’ … FOR DELIVERY
Starbucks will bring coffee drinks and its menu to you in San Francisco and expand to New York, Boston, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
9. WHO’S FAVORED FOR OSCAR NOMINATIONS
It could be a big morning for “A Star Is Born,” ”Black Panther,” ”The Favourite” and “Roma” — and Spike Lee could finally get his first best director nomination.
10. RONALDO PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX FRAUD
The soccer star pleads guilty to tax fraud in Madrid and receives a two-year suspended sentence.