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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. PARTIAL GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN PERSISTS
Trump is standing firm in his border wall demands and newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up the pressure to reopen the government.
2. CHINA UPBEAT AHEAD OF US TRADE TALKS
The two sides face wrangling over technology and their future relationship as a trade dispute threatens to chill global economic growth.
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3. RUNAWAY SAUDI BARRICADES HERSELF IN THAI HOTEL ROOM
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is using social media to say she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia and Thai police say they will not send her anywhere against her wishes.
4. THUNDER BOLT AND LIGHTNING ROCK GOLDEN GLOBES
The Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” wins best picture, drama, over another movie about musicians: Bradley Cooper’s much more heavily favored “A Star Is Born.”
5. KEVIN SPACEY FACES ARRAIGNMENT
The “House of Cards” actor is set to appear in a Nantucket courtroom to answer accusations that he groped a young man in a bar on the small Massachusetts island in 2016.
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6. PARTY BOSS FACES BIG TEST
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will decide in the coming weeks the rules for early debates that could shape a large field of candidates.
7. COUP ATTEMPT OVER IN GABON
The government in the West African nation puts down the overthrow attempt and arrests the plotters who were junior army officers, a government spokesman says.
8. WHAT HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES DID
The Chinese telecom giant unveils a processor chip for data centers and cloud computing in bid to expand in global market despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk.
9. WHO’S OUT AT CBS
News division president David Rhodes is stepping down following a troubled year that saw morning anchor Charlie Rose and the top executive at “60 Minutes” lose their jobs following misconduct reports.
10. ALABAMA-CLEMSON IV SET
The unbeaten Crimson Tide and Tigers meet for the fourth straight season in the College Football Playoff as Bama seeks its sixth title since 2009.
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