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1. Clock ticking on 3-week resolution
On Friday, the longest government shutdown, which cost the U.S. economy at least $6 billion, came to an end after both sides agreed to a three-week continuing resolution, which opens the government while negotiations on border security continue.
ABC News Deputy Political Director MaryAlice Parks tells us that while the president continues to float the idea of declaring a national emergency to secure wall funding, not all Republicans are on board.
2. Roger Stone doesn’t rule out cooperating with Mueller
Cody Weddle, a freelance journalist in Caracas, tells us some residents are now reconsidering fleeing the country.
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People raise their hands during a mass opposition rally against President Nicolas Maduro in in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 23, 2019.
4. Measles outbreak nearing 3 dozen
On Sunday, public health officials in Vancouver, Washington, said the number of confirmed measles cases is now at least 34.
Dr. Peter Hotez, a vaccine advocate and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, says the area where the outbreak originated is what some consider an “anti-vaxxer hot spot.”
Star student athlete asked repeatedly for protection before she was murdered: Part 1: Lauren McCluskey’s parents say their daughter asked police for help numerous times regarding her ex-boyfriend before he killed her and then took his own life.
Star student athlete asked repeatedly for protection before she was murdered: Part 1