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NiMB 52: News In My Briefs 1-26-2018

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NiMB 52: Friday 1-26-2018

IHATEBROCCOLI.COM brings you six minutes of headlines daily you care about. No opinion pieces, no hit pieces, and no fluff.

TODAY: Trump proposes US citizenship plan for 1.8 mn undocumented immigrants. British judge to decide next month on Assange’s bid for possible freedom. U.S. economy grows 2.6% in fourth quarter, GDP shows. Man found dead in gym tanning bed.  Kim Jong-un’s young sister elevated to powerful position controlling North Korea state security. Kim Jong-un’s young sister elevated to powerful position controlling North Korea state security. New images of double-life dead mom ‘Kitty Kat West’ show her buying whiskey, absinthe on last night alive. China unveils huge plans for the Arctic, with ‘Polar Silk Road’ on the way. Has the mysterious Voynich manuscript finally been cracked?

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Yahoo:Trump proposes US citizenship plan for 1.8 mn undocumented immigrants

US President Donald Trump’s administration has unveiled a sweeping new immigration plan to Congress that offers 1.8 million young unauthorized immigrants known as “Dreamers” a path to citizenship over 10-12 years.
In a comprehensive reform that will be formally presented next week, Trump also asked Congress Thursday to eliminate the popular “green card lottery” program and severely restrict family immigration, steps analysts say could cut in half the more than one million foreign-born people moving to the country annually.

And in the name of halting illegal immigration, he has also demanded Congress budget $25 billion for a “trust fund” for constructing a wall on the US-Mexico border — a major plank of Trump’s White House campaign.

The White House’s offer of a path to citizenship for the Dreamers was much wider than expected. Earlier it had suggested it was only open to granting citizenship to the 690,000 young immigrants registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

But in exchange, Trump was asking Congress to make future legal immigration more difficult — and to shore up the Homeland Security Department’s toolbox and funding to crack down on the overall population of unauthorized immigrants, estimated at some 11 million, including Dreamers.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-proposes-us-citizenship-plan-1-8-mn-001326919.html

Reuters:British judge to decide next month on Assange’s bid for possible freedom

A backgrounder on Assange and his Asylum
* Assange has been holed up in Ecuador Embassy since 2012
* Says he fears extradition to US over release of secret cables
* Magistrate to rule on his arrest warrant on Feb. 6 (Adds details from court)

http://news.trust.org/item/20180126094538-n2atq

MarketWatch:U.S. economy grows 2.6% in fourth quarter, GDP shows

The U.S. expanded at a 2.6% annual pace in fourth quarter, extending one of the best stretches of growth during the current eight-and-a-half-year-old upturn. GDP fell short of MarketWatch’s 3% forecast, however, owing to lower inventory production and a bigger trade deficit. Consumer spending, the main engine of the economy, rose a strong 3.8%, the biggest increase in almost two years. Investment in new housing increased 11.6%, business spending on equipment surged 11.4% and outlays on structures edged up 1.4%, according to Commerce Department data.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-economy-grows-26-in-fourth-quarter-gdp-shows-2018-01-26

Fox5ny:Man found dead in gym tanning bed

Police say that the body of Nicholas Ricigliani, 27, of Hamilton was found in the tanning bed room by an employee of the gym.  Investigators said that there was no indication that foul play was involved but did not elaborate.  Ricigliani’s body was transported by the Middlesex County medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death.

http://www.fox5ny.com/news/man-found-dead-in-gym-tanning-bed#/

Telegraph:Kim Jong-un’s young sister elevated to powerful position controlling North Korea state security

Citing anonymous sources, South Korean paper, Chosun Ibo, speculated that [Kim Yo-Jong]’s role may have been indicated in December by her seating position at the ruling Worker’s Party congress, where she was spotted next to her brother’s right-hand man, Choe Ryong-hae.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/01/26/kim-jong-uns-young-sister-elevated-powerful-position-controlling/

Foxnews:New images of double-life dead mom ‘Kitty Kat West’ show her buying whiskey, absinthe on last night alive

Odd story surfacing around married Mom with double life, found dead in her driveway.

An Alabama mom who moonlighted and posed in scantily-clad photos as adult performer Kitty Kat West was seen laughing with a man at a liquor store while buying whiskey and absinthe in the hours before her death, according to video footage that surfaced this week

Her husband Jeff, an unsworn campus police officer at Birmingham Southern College, posted on Facebook the family wants to mourn privately, according to Inside Edition. Neighbors told AL.com that West and her husband kept to themselves.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/26/death-alabama-mom-who-hosted-adult-website-remains-unsolved.html

RT:China unveils huge plans for the Arctic, with ‘Polar Silk Road’ on the way

Beijing has announced plans to extend the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative to the Arctic by developing shipping routes.

In a white paper released on Friday, the country said it expects to have a “major role in expanding the network of shipping routes” and noted that “as a result of global warming, the Arctic shipping routes are likely to become important transport routes for international trade.”

https://www.rt.com/business/417054-china-silk-road-arctic/

RT:Has the mysterious Voynich manuscript finally been cracked?

An interesting read about ancient relics, computer science and codebreaking!

For decades codebreakers have poured over the 240-page relict, from which pages have been carbon dated back to the early 1400s. It has been suggested that the manuscript, which is housed at the Beinecke Library at Yale University and contains brightly colored images of plants and an unknown language, is a medieval medical journal for women.

Read the story at the link in our show notes

https://www.rt.com/news/417096-voynich-manuscript-codex-translation/

Fishing

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