ABC News - This Week
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ABC News' Cokie Roberts weighs in on how Trump has prepared for the inauguration and what to expect on Friday.
ESPN Cricinfo - South Africa
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WhoWhatWhy
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The US presidency does not allow for a lot of on-the-job training. When Donald Trump is sworn in on Friday, the country’s issues instantly become his own and he will be the one who is expected to fix them. Unfortunately, there are a lot of problems that can’t be addressed with a series of Tweets. While Americans who oppose the incoming president are most concerned with what he will do domestically — with regard to the economy, health care, illegal immigrants, or whether he will abide by the ConstitutionTrump’s impact abroad will be felt almost immediately. Domestically, he inherits an economy that seems to be doing reasonably well at first glance — at least that is what two benchmarks seem to suggest: The unemployment rate is low and the Dow Jones is threatening to crack the 20,000 point barrier for the first time. But those figures are fool’s gold, as WhatWhatWhy has often reported (for example here , here and here ).
How Sweet It Is
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So, how is your January? Are you on the no booze train right now since it’s still the beginning of the year? When do resolutions fall off? I vote for the second weekend of January. The first weekend you still have all that momentum to make it through. You’re excited about the new lifestyle changes you’re making. It’s like, bacon cheeseburgers? HA! Who needs those? And then by the second weekend, it’s all me, ME! I need those bacon cheeseburgers! Insert your cheese/chocolate/coffee/pizza/cookies/wine here. Feeling you. We rarely have a drink throughout the week because I need full clarity for this busy time, but come Thursday, I’m ready. I usually dont cave until Friday afternoon – it is the happiest hour after all! However you might remember that I’ve wanted to reinstate (or, um, start) margarita Mondays for quite some time. It should be a law.
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: Ben, the 100-year-old tortoise which went missing from its owner's home last Friday has been found safe and sound. Ben's owner, MCA's Religious Harmony bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said that he had collected his beloved pet from a local council zoo near his home in Kuantan on Monday evening. "He (Ben)'s good. My children had traced the van from the CCTV and approached them for information. "This eventually led to the recovery of the tortoise from the local council zoo," he told theSun when contacted, today. Ti also clarified that Ben had crawled out of his house after someone forgot to close the gate last Friday. "The van driver who discovered Ben outside my house, picked him up and sent it to the zoo as they thought it was a lost pet," he added. On Monday, Ti had posted on Facebook that his centenarian tortoise, Ben, was spirited away by two men when the front gate of his Kuantan home was accidentally left open.
Bristol Post
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Bristol Rovers have received an extra ticket allocation for Saturday's trip to Walsall after supporters were quick to snap up all of their allocation.Darrell Clarke's men will be backed on Saturday by the support of over 2,000 Gasheads at the Banks's Stadium, with one-hundred-and-sixty extra tickets available to purchase between 9-11 am on Friday morning from the Memorial Stadium.Rovers also took over 1,000 to away games at MK Dons (1,008), Millwall (1,018), Shrewsbury Town (1,509). They fell...
SABC Digital News
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Former SABC COO, Hlaudi Motsoeneng will not be called to testify in front of Parliament's ad hoc committee, investigating the SABC board. The committee is meeting to deliberate their working report into the SABC board's fitness to hold office. The main gist of the meeting today is to deliberate over the draft document compiled by the committee‚ but a request made last Friday by the UDM to call Hlaudi Motsoeneng to testify was also debated. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Nottingham Evening Post
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Beijing Bulletin
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With less than two days until Donald Trump;s presidential inauguration on Friday, it;s still not clear who will be performing. But while a number of acts having canceled their se
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: Ben, the 100-year-old tortoise which went missing from its owner's home last Friday has been found safe and sound. Ben's owner, MCA's Religious Harmony bureau chairman Datuk Seri Ti Lian Ker said that he had collected his beloved pet from a local council zoo near his home in Kuantan on Monday evening. "He (Ben)'s good. My children had traced the van from the CCTV and approached them for information. "This eventually led to the recovery of the tortoise from the local council zoo," he told theSun when contacted, today. Ti also clarified that Ben had crawled out of his house after someone forgot to close the gate last Friday. "The van driver who discovered Ben outside my house, picked him up and sent it to the zoo as they thought it was a lost pet," he added. On Monday, Ti had posted on Facebook that his centenarian tortoise, Ben, was spirited away by two men when the front gate of his Kuantan home was accidentally left open.
Leicester Mercury
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Mark Selby believes a 'Selby Slam' would be his greatest achievement should he go all the way and lift the Masters trophy on Sunday.The world and UK champion stayed on course for an incredible treble with a thrilling 6-5 win against Mark Williams in the first round.Selby now faces Barry Hawkins on Friday (1.0) at Alexandra Palace for a place in the semis, and the 'Jester from Leicester' admits he is already thinking about Sunday's final and the prospect of holding all three of snooker's major...
BBC Parliament
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Mirrorspectrum
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A group under the name of DisruptJ20 plans to completely disrupt Donald Trump's inauguration. It was reported that this group plans to terrorize the city. Over 75 groups are to descend onto the Capitol, with plans to violently attack police, politicians, and citizens who wish to witness Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony . One of the groups, #DisruptJ20, have urged readers of their website to break the law and do everything in their power to terrorize the city on Friday. In an article entitled, “Ten Reasons to Go Hard on January 20” the left-wing terror organisation outline to anarchists, socialists, and communists “why would it be worth driving across the country to a city crowded with reactionaries and police.”
Politico
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As Donald Trump’s inauguration nears, his longtime Republican critics are planning to throw themselves into outdoor expeditions, news detoxes and day jobs, steeling themselves for the day they have dreaded for months. For them, Friday’s inauguration proceedings will be a capstone to one rough chapter of American political life—and an ominous start to the next one. “The Trump inauguration is a black day in American history,” said Gabriel Schoenfeld, a former senior adviser to Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign who’s now a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. “American history is permanently stained by what he has already said and done. And now, with possession of the immense power of the presidency, worse is to come. I see no point in giving voice to false hope that Donald Trump will do the country an iota of good.” Schoenfeld isnt alone in finding Inauguration Day intolerable.
Sky News - Breaking News
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Donald Trump will be sworn in as America's 45th President on Friday, but finding the right soundtrack has not been easy.
Voice Of America
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Ecstatic supporters and determined protesters are preparing for Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration January 20 on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Trump will take the oath of office at noon that Friday and has promised to move quickly to enact his executive and legislative agenda to bring change to Washington. But Trump will also face a daunting political divide in the United States that was in place well before his election victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton last November. That divide is reflected in recent poll numbers. A survey by Marist College found 53 percent of those polled nationally believe Trump will do more to divide the country than to unite it. Forty-three percent said he is more likely to unite the nation, while 4 percent were unsure. University of Virginia expert Larry Sabato noted in his recent political newsletter that voters remain about as divided over Trump as they were during the November election.
PressTV News
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BBC News 24
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I keep saying you are the frontrunner to be the US ambassador to the EU, I think all the existing ambassadors are out of post on Friday. Would you expect to be told then, before, whether you are in or out? These are political appointments, and I think that, certainly in the coming weeks, all those announcements will be made.
The Washington Times - Tennis
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) - One big question ahead of the start of the third round Friday at the Australian Open is the state of Andy Murray's injured right ankle. And nearly as important, how Roger Federer will perform in his first major test - against Tomas Berdych - since returning ...
PressTV News
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Voice Of America
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Politico
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How can you trust him with the nuclear codes? Obama said at one October rally. You can't do it. But America will do it on Friday. From the moment Donald Trump is inaugurated, he will be trailed everywhere he goes by a military aide carrying a 45-pound black satchel colloquially known as the nuclearfootball.” Inside will be the codes, war plans and communication tools needed to start a nuclear war. By then, national security officials will have instructed Trump on the chilling steps he would have to take to order a nuclear launch that could, in theory, kill hundreds of millions of people. Little is known about the briefing itself, which an Obama White House spokesman declined to discuss. Trump spokesman Sean Spicer would say only that “every step needed to assure a peaceful transfer of power from one President to the next is taking place.
Politico
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This week, President Barack Obama’s White House aides have been getting their last taste of Chocolate Freedom. The molten fudge confection (with fro-yo a la mode) is the signature dessert at the White House restaurant known as the mess, and it’s been a must-order item at last meals there for the hundreds of Obama-appointed staffers who need to be out the door before Friday. The marble halls of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building echo with the sounds of colleagues exchanging personal Gmail addresses. Gigantic boxes haphazardly filled with computer monitors are scattered around the corridors. They always knew the end was coming. But that doesnt make it feel any less abrupt for the dedicated staff who will suddenly no longer have every waking moment consumed by one man and one mission. They’ll no longer be on guard for how any development, anywhere in the world, might require Obama’s and therefore their own response.
RT News
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