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House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards

House Extends Surveillance Law, Rejecting New Privacy Safeguards  New York Times Trump FISA tweet puts Capitol Hill in a tizzy  The Hill House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion  Reuters Judge Andrew Napolitano: Congress plotting to cut a hole in the Fourth Amendment, again  Fox News Trump’s ‘ping-pong’ on surveillance law sets off a 101-minute scramble  Washington Post Full coverage

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California mudslides: Evacuation zones expanded as searches continue

California mudslides: Evacuation zones expanded as searches continue  CNN 30 square miles. 17 dead. More than 400 homes damaged. The tragic tale of deadly California mudslides  USA TODAY California mudslide: Rescuers hunt for survivors and victims  BBC News Climate Change in My Backyard  New York Times Full coverage

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Trump’s New Medicaid Rules Aren’t About Empowering People. They’re About Punishing The Poor.

Trump’s New Medicaid Rules Aren’t About Empowering People. They’re About Punishing The Poor.  HuffPost Trump administration to let states adopt Medicaid work requirements  Reuters CMS pressed to give more time for comment on Medicaid-work changes  The Hill 2018-01-11 – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – CMS.gov  CMS.gov Trump Administration Says States May Impose Work Requirements for Medicaid  New York Times Full coverage

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Mnuchin: Davos Is Not ‘a Hangout for Globalists’

Mnuchin: Davos Is Not ‘a Hangout for Globalists’  New York Magazine Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insists that Davos is not ‘a hangout for globalists’  The Week Magazine Trump Plans to Bring at Least Six Cabinet Secretaries to Davos, Sources Say  Yahoo News Thousands sign Swiss petition to keep Trump away from Davos forum  euronews Full coverage

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Outrage over teacher’s arrest leads to death threats for superintendent

Outrage over teacher’s arrest leads to death threats for superintendent  CNN Arrested Louisiana teacher says First Amendment rights were violated, says lawsuit seems likely  Chicago Tribune Deputy who arrested Louisiana teacher was sued for excessive force in 2012  NBCNews.com Deyshia Hargrave: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com  Heavy.com Watch and read KATC’s full coverage of the Vermilion teacher incident  KATC Lafayette News ...

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California mudslide: Rescuers hunt for survivors and victims

California mudslide: Rescuers hunt for survivors and victims  BBC News California mudslides: Officials revise number of missing to 8  CNN Number of missing after Calif. mudslides surges to 48  CBS News Scarred and Soaked  Mashable Scenes from Southern California’s storm: Rain, mudflows, flooded streets  The San Diego Union-Tribune Full coverage

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Walmart is abruptly closing several Sam’s Club stores and laying off thousands of workers, and no one knows why

Walmart is abruptly closing several Sam’s Club stores and laying off thousands of workers, and no one knows why  Business Insider Sam’s Club closing stores in Syracuse, Rochester, more locations  Syracuse.com Owings Mills Sam’s Club closes and 169 lose jobs  Baltimore Sun Full coverage

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Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain

Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain  New York Times Ecuador grants citizenship to Julian Assange in bid to end London embassy standoff  Washington Post Ecuador Grants Assange Citizenship, Seeks Solution With Britain  U.S. News & World Report The only barrier to Julian Assange leaving Ecuador’s embassy is pride  The Guardian Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy  CBC.ca Full coverage

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Educators encouraged to wear black at rally supporting teacher handcuffed at school board meeting

Educators encouraged to wear black at rally supporting teacher handcuffed at school board meeting  ABC News Louisiana teacher demands apology after being handcuffed at meeting  USA TODAY La. Teacher Arrested at School Board Meeting Speaks: ‘I’m Appalled by This, and You Should Be Too’  PEOPLE.com Full coverage

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