• CNN 10 – January 20, 2017
  • Bush library releases presidential notes of encouragement
  • Donald Trump Names Sonny Perdue Agriculture Secretary: Reports
  • Trump’s Impending Presidency And Rising China Sea Tensions Are Putting Asia On Edge
  • ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ faces backlash after ‘disturbing’ video surfaces

CNN 10 – January 20, 2017

January 20, 2017 It’s great to have you watching today’s special edition of CNN 10! It’s Inauguration Day in the U.S., and today’s show gives you an in-depth look at the 35 words that officially transition a U.S. president-elect to the title of U.S. president. WEEKLY NEWSQUIZ Click for a printable version of the Weekly Newsquiz (PDF). 1. During what decade (for example, 1970s) was a U.S. federal holiday honoring…

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Bush library releases presidential notes of encouragement

Washington (CNN)On the eve of President Barack Obama handing off the reins of power to his successor, Donald Trump, the George W. Bush Presidential Library has released the letters that former President Bill Clinton and Bush penned to their successors. The library on Thursday released the notes the 42nd and 43rd presidents wrote on the final day of their presidencies, a ritual that Obama will fulfill on Friday. “You lead…

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Donald Trump Names Sonny Perdue Agriculture Secretary: Reports

President-elect Donald Trumpwill name Sonny Perdue, the former Republican governor of Georgia who famously prayed for rain during a 2007 drought, to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to The Associated PressandReuters. Perdue, who served as Georgias governor from 2003 to 2011, met with Trump at Trump Tower in late November. Perdue later told reporters that Trump lit up when he told him about his skills in agricultural commodities…

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Trump’s Impending Presidency And Rising China Sea Tensions Are Putting Asia On Edge

tralia As the inauguration of Donald J. Trump approaches, a number of world leaders are making last minute moves, bracing for Americas new president and his unpredictable foreign policy methods before theyre fully solidified. Asia is no different. There is more going on in the region than Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillersons stray South China Sea . The looming possibility of an American retreat from the world and an escalating…

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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ faces backlash after ‘disturbing’ video surfaces

(CNN)The producers and distributor of the upcoming film “A Dog’s Purpose” are defending their on-set practices after a video from the movie’s set appeared to show a dog in distress while filming a stunt. On Wednesday, TMZ published a minute-long video that showed a German Shepherd unwilling to perform a stunt in rushing water and in danger of drowning when eventually submerged in the pool.

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Australian Open 2017: Kyrgios called out for ‘bizarre’ performance

Melbourne (CNN)After earning a warning for bad language, receiving a point penalty and attempting a questionable between-the-legs shot deep in the fifth set of a defeat at the Australian Open, the reception for Nick Kyrgios wasn’t warm as he awoke Thursday. Follow @cnnsport Any hope that tennis’ bad boy would make a quick transformation evaporated faster than one of his aces, as Kyrgios was called out by national and international…

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Keith Ellison prods Bernie Sanders to help out DNC

Washington (CNN)Keith Ellison — who Bernie Sanders endorsed for Democratic National Committee chair — said Wednesday night he’d push the reluctant Sanders to hand his massive list of supporters over to the DNC. “We’re going to call upon everybody to give all the resources they have,” the Minnesota congressman said at a Huffington Post forum featuring the seven candidates to chair the Democratic Party. Ellison said Democrats are “in an…

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Donald Trump: ‘Me generation’ boomer-in-chief

(CNN)The man who will put his hand on the Lincoln Bible on Friday is unlike any president in living memory. But he does not defy understanding. In fact, Donald Trump is a product of his generation, a profoundly narcissistic president who should be regarded as the baby boomer-in-chief. Boomers came of age in a time of unrivaled wealth and devastating political crisis. Consumerism was matched by an explosion in mass…

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Democrats Home In On Tom Price Stock Trades Ahead Of Nomination Hearings

WASHINGTON Senate Democrats want to postpone confirmation hearings for Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President-elect Donald Trumps nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services, until investigations of his stock trading end. Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), meanwhile, took to the floor of the Senate to call for a delay, citing his request that the Office of Congressional Ethics investigate Prices investments. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), author of…

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Rep. Steve King Says Rep. John Lewis Hasn’t Accomplished Anything In ‘Half A Century’

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that Democratic congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis hadnt contributed to the public good since his student leadership days in the 1960s. Ive served with John Lewis now for quite some time, King said on WHO radio And we dont really always, I dont know that weve ever found ourselves where weve been working together on legislation in that way. But I have…

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Polls Are Bad For Donald Trump Again. Here’s Why That Matters.

Trump almost has a point: There were substantial issues with pre-election polls. But those issues were , and the new polls Trump is referring to are national polls. In the election, national polls generally correctly indicated that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would win the popular vote by a few points. These new national polls while they certainly still have margins of error are likely even more accurate than pre-election polls…

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DeVos: ‘Yes,’ Trump’s leaked tape comments describe sexual assault

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, said at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday night that she would consider actions the President-elect described on a 2005 hot mic tape released during the 2016 campaign to be sexual assault. Sen. Patty Murray, the top Democrat on the Senate committee considering DeVos’ nomination, asked the Michigan Republican whether she would consider the actions described on the tape — “kissing and…

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Grandmother recalls kidnapping of newborn 18 years ago

(CNN)Relatives of Kamiyah Mobley, who was snatched from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital room just hours after she was born 18 years ago, are still celebrating the news that she was found alive a few hours away, living with a woman she thought was her real mother. In an interview with HLN, Mobley’s paternal grandmother, Velma Aiken, and aunt, Yvette Williams, said they remember when the newborn disappeared on July 10,…

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Transition Tracker: Trump, GOP lawmakers yet to get on the same page

Washington (CNN)From Obamacare to tax policy, President-elect Donald Trump and his fellow GOPers in Congress agree on the big picture ideas, but those pesky details are causing some disagreements. What’s clear three days before Trump takes the oath is that it will take some time for all of them to reach a consensus on his key priorities — if they ever do. For instance, Trump wants an Obamacare replacement in…

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Trump’s EPA pick took hands-off approach to environmental crisis that shook Oklahoma

(CNN)Oklahoma is one of the more unlikely places in the United States to experience earthquakes. But in the six years that Scott Pruitt has served as the state’s attorney general, Oklahoma has been rattled by hundreds of quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and greater, with some areas facing the same level of risk as high-hazard parts of California. Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey, Stanford University and the Oklahoma…

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MPs call for unpaid internships ban – BBC News

The cross-party social mobility report highlights the way that entry into some professions can be skewed in favour of more affluent youngsters. ‘Fair and transparent’ The use of unpaid internships as an entry system means that it is only available to young people who can either support themselves or who have parents who can provide for them while they are working without pay. There is also a geographical barrier when…

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Funerals paid for by crowdfunding are on the rise – BBC News

This is more than four times as many for the same period in 2015. Click to see content: justgivingfunerals_birmingham For more stories from the BBC England Data Unit see our Pinterest board. The rise has been put down to a combination of the increasing cost of funerals and the general rise in the use of online crowdfunding. Charles Wells, chief operations officer for JustGiving, said: “Thinking about the costs of…

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The woman donating organs to strangers – BBC News

“I signed up to donate blood, and to the bone marrow register, when I was 18,” she says. Now 50, her wish to donate has become gradually more expansive. In 2012, she was one of fewer than 100 people that year to donate a kidney without knowing the recipient’s identity – and now supports the charity Give A Kidney, encouraging others to do the same. As of 30 September 2016,…

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George Michael’s cousin Andros Georgiou links death to drugs – BBC News

‘Not suicide’ Mr Georgiou said he believed Michael’s death was an accident. “I believe he had suicidal thoughts, because his mental health was all over the place. But I don’t believe this was suicide,” he told the programme. He described crack cocaine as one of Michael’s “favourite drugs”, adding: “I just think he took too much of something, mixed with antidepressants and other drugs he was on – with alcohol….

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Transition Tracker: Health insurance for everybody edition

Washington (CNN)President-elect Donald Trump now says he wants “insurance for everybody” when Obamacare is replaced, which caused nearly every pundit in Washington and beyond scrambling to figure out what exactly he means. Will everyone get health care? Or will everyone get access to health care? Does that mean it’ll be affordable to everyone? Can he get the Republican Congress unified behind that plan? WHAT’S NEW TODAY ON… OBAMACARE

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The commuters who enjoy being creative with their time – BBC News

Image copyright Vikki Hutton Image caption Amy Dicketts asks the people she photographs to tell her something surprising about themselves “I thought there must be something better I could be doing than staring into space or looking at my phone,” said the 24-year-old who works in marketing. Image copyright Amy Dickett “Usually they are surprised but glad to have some entertainment on an otherwise boring journey. Often the people around…

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‘Hidden Figures’ Continues Its Reign At The Box Office

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Its bombs away at the multiplexes. Theres almost an unprecedented number of films out there, said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. Its got to be somewhat daunting and overwhelming for moviegoers. Hidden Figures faced stiff competition from Lionsgates La La Land, riding high after sweeping the Golden Globe Awards, and STXs The Bye Bye Man, which earned $14.5 million and $13.4 million, respectively. La…

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Trump promises his Obamacare replacement plan will cover all: Report

(CNN)President-elect Donald Trump is putting the finishing touches on an Obamacare replacement plan that aims to provide “insurance for all,” he told The Washington Post. Also, he will demand that drug companies negotiate directly with Medicare and Medicaid and lower their prices, saying they will no longer be “politically protected.” Trump did not reveal any details of how he’d accomplish this daunting task, noting that he is waiting for his…

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