Good morning. Here are the week’s top stories, and a look ahead.
1. The partial government shutdown is entering its third week.
Negotiations between Vice President Mike Pence and congressional aides from both parties yielded little progress on Saturday. The two sides are scheduled to meet again this afternoon, but there is little reason to believe that President Trump’s demand for more than billion for a wall at the southern border will be met anytime soon.
The president’s fixation on a border wall, a favorite talking point since his campaign, has left him in a political box of his own making, our reporters write in a news analysis.
If the partial shutdown continues a week longer, it will officially be the longest in U.S. history. Here’s a look at what is and isn’t affected by the shutdown.
The government will remain partly shuttered until at least Tuesday, because both chambers of Congress are adjourned until then.
Have you been keeping up with the headlines? Test your knowledge with our news quiz. And here’s the front page of our Sunday paper, the Sunday Review from Opinion, and our crossword puzzles.
2. The shutdown has lasted a full pay cycle for the 800,000 federal employees who are not working or working without pay. Here’s what the shutdown would look like if it happened in other industries.
The workers affected range from people earning 0,000 a year to those making a quarter of that. Many are frustrated with the impasse. “They have to realize that this affects everyday people,” said a corrections officer at a federal prison in Florida.
Native American tribes are also being hit hard by the shutdown. Their treaties with the U.S. government guarantee funding for services like health care and education, and the work is often done by tribal employees whose salaries rely on federal money, or by federal workers, some of whom are tribal citizens. Above, a patient at the Sault Tribe Health and Human Services in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
3. The stalemate over the border wall is an early test of the new political dynamic in Washington, where Democrats have just taken control of the House for the first time in eight years.
While Democrats capitulated on an immigration issue just a few days into a shutdown early last year, they are looking at a more favorable Senate map in 2020, and do not seem to think there’s as much political risk in standing firm against President Trump.
Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, above, was elected speaker of the House on Thursday, making her second in line to the presidency after Vice President Mike Pence. We followed her rise from the well-mannered daughter of a Baltimore mayor to the highest-ranking woman in American political history.
4. The 2020 primary competition is underway, with Senator Elizabeth Warren now in the race and several other women likely to be contenders. Despite the so-called Year of the Woman and the midterm gains that followed, there’s a lingering worry among some Democrats about the risks of nominating a woman to take on President Trump. Above, Ms. Warren, the senator from Massachusetts, in Iowa.
The Democratic primary is expected to draw an unusually large number of candidates. Our political correspondents look at who is likely to run and how timing changes everything.
One potential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, is now dealing with accusations that women working on his 2016 presidential campaign were sexually harassed and paid less than men.
5. Investors received good news on Friday: The Labor Department reported one of the strongest months of job gains in a decade, with employers adding 312,000 jobs in December. And wages, which for months only inched up, have begun to increase more quickly.
Stocks rose after the Labor Department announcement, and picked up even more after Jerome H. Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, acknowledged the market’s concerns about rising interest rates and said the Fed would remain flexible in the face of market turbulence and signs that the global economy is slowing.
6. His family says he is a Marine Corps veteran who was in Moscow to attend a wedding. The Russian authorities have accused him of being a spy.
Whatever the truth, Paul Whelan, 48, above, an American arrested in Russia last month, has become the latest pawn between Russia and the U.S. as rising tensions recall the Cold War years.
Mr. Whelan also has British, Canadian and Irish citizenship, officials said Friday. Former American officials said Russia might have miscalculated by picking a fight not just with the U.S., but with a larger part of the international community.
7. For the first time in 16 years, Apple reduced its revenue expectations, citing poor iPhone sales in China. It was the clearest confirmation yet that the Chinese economy is in serious trouble. “Apple is a bellwether,” said a chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.
Elsewhere in the business world, Tesla reported a record quarter on Wednesday and announced it was cutting prices of all models by ,000. Investors responded with a sell-off.
And driverless cars in Arizona are under literal attack by residents who, for a variety of reasons, don’t want the vehicles roaming around their neighborhoods.
8. China opened a “new chapter” in space exploration on Thursday, landing a vehicle on the far side of the moon for the first time in history, the country’s space agency announced. Above, an image taken by the rover, called Chang’e-4 after the moon goddess in Chinese mythology.
Earlier in the week, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft made its flyby of the most distant object ever visited: a small, icy world nicknamed Ultima Thule. The team will have to wait 20 months for all of the spacecraft’s data and images to return to Earth, but here’s what we know — and have seen — so far.
9. When someone commits a crime, the police in New York City can have a victim or witness scroll through hundreds of mug shots matching the perpetrator’s description, in hopes the culprit is among them.
But these open-ended photo searches can increase the likelihood of ensnaring an innocent person, and many other large police departments say they don’t rely on the technique.
St. Clair Steward, above, was jailed for more than two months after a victim picked him from his mug shot, the 31st that he was shown. His case was dismissed after a DNA sample from the crime scene did not match his.
10. Finally, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more amazing journalism, don’t miss our Best Weekend Reads.
This week, we hear how women over 50 are making new friends, catch up with our 52 Places writer after a year of almost nonstop travel, and look at the rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn, the ousted Nissan executive.
You can also check out The Carpetbagger’s predictions for which movies will win at the Golden Globes tonight.
Have a glittering week.
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【她】【极】【其】【不】【自】【然】【的】【扯】【了】【下】【嘴】【角】，【然】【后】【说】:“【怎】【么】【会】，【米】【娅】，【我】【没】【事】，【就】【是】【最】【近】【有】【点】【累】【了】，【所】【以】【精】【神】【不】【佳】。” 【粗】【心】【的】【米】【娅】【也】【没】【有】【多】【想】，【只】【是】【安】【慰】【何】【挽】【歌】:“【那】【好】【吧】，【你】【可】【要】【好】【好】【照】【顾】【自】【己】【啊】，【对】【了】，【要】【是】【你】【那】【个】【黑】【心】【的】【老】【板】【又】【欺】【负】【你】，【你】【告】【诉】【我】，【我】【去】【收】【拾】【他】！” 【她】【笑】【了】【笑】，【没】【做】【声】，【有】【此】【好】【友】，【真】【是】【三】【生】【有】【幸】【啊】！
【狄】【知】【逊】【把】【眼】【前】【的】【形】【势】【和】【来】【人】【的】【身】【份】【一】【说】，【狄】【孝】【绪】【也】【就】【明】【白】【了】【大】【概】，【便】【不】【再】【考】【虑】【得】【罪】【陈】【勇】【的】【后】【果】，【此】【时】【狄】【家】【全】【家】【命】【悬】【一】【线】，【能】【否】【活】【过】【今】【夜】【都】【很】【难】【说】，【就】【算】【得】【罪】【了】【陈】【勇】【又】【如】【何】？【那】【是】【明】【天】【以】【后】【的】【事】【情】。 【今】【天】【已】【经】【是】【八】【月】【二】【十】【九】，【五】【个】【时】【辰】【之】【后】【的】【子】【时】【便】【是】【九】【月】【初】【一】，【是】【言】【家】【宣】【称】【灭】【门】【的】【约】【定】【日】【期】，【狄】【家】【众】【人】【究】【竟】【是】【死】【是】【活】和尚心水报 新图 2018【时】【值】【盛】【夏】，【正】【是】【炎】【热】【之】【时】，【也】【正】【是】【一】【载】【之】【中】【日】【头】【最】【长】【的】【时】【候】。 【时】【辰】【已】【是】【戌】【时】，【若】【是】【搁】【在】【春】【秋】【时】【候】，【天】【色】【早】【就】【暗】【了】【下】【来】，【但】【是】【此】【时】，【江】【陵】【城】【的】【天】【南】【之】【际】，【还】【留】【着】【一】【丝】【残】【光】，【而】【就】【算】【趁】【着】【这】【缕】【残】【光】，【在】【衙】【中】【疲】【累】【了】【一】【日】【的】【荆】【州】【都】【督】【武】【士】【彟】【终】【于】【回】【府】【了】。 “【阿】【爹】，【你】【可】【算】【回】【府】【了】。”【武】【士】【彟】【刚】【一】【回】【府】，【正】【自】【偏】【院】【往】【主】【院】
【也】【是】【看】【过】【之】【后】【刘】【美】【珍】【才】【知】【道】，【她】【所】【谓】【的】【辛】【苦】，【知】【道】【的】【只】【是】【皮】【毛】。 【那】【个】【时】【候】，【闻】【恋】【真】【的】【是】【在】【拼】【命】。 【又】【要】【努】【力】【提】【高】【学】【习】【成】【绩】，【又】【要】【想】【办】【法】【赚】【钱】，【每】【天】【都】【只】【睡】【三】【四】【个】【小】【时】，【亏】【得】【她】【身】【体】【受】【得】【了】。 【刘】【美】【珍】【心】【里】【挺】【难】【过】【的】，【同】【时】，【也】【为】【女】【儿】【感】【到】【欣】【慰】。 【从】【小】【说】【中】，【她】【倒】【是】【看】【到】【了】【更】【多】【了】，【知】【道】【女】【儿】【和】【小】【江】【同】【学】【之】【间】
***【将】【我】【们】【点】【的】【菜】【一】【一】【上】【到】【了】【桌】【上】，【锅】【里】【也】【开】【了】。 【锅】【里】【的】【红】【汤】【翻】【滚】【着】，【面】【上】【漂】【浮】【着】【一】【层】【红】【油】，【只】【看】【表】【面】【就】【可】【以】【看】【出】【非】【常】【辣】。 【我】【还】【是】【像】【第】【一】【次】【一】【样】【将】【自】【己】【喜】【欢】【吃】【的】【都】【丢】【进】【了】【锅】【里】，【辣】【对】【我】【来】【说】【一】【点】【都】【不】【算】【什】【么】，【重】【点】【是】【我】【要】【让】【他】【感】【受】【到】【辣】【的】【味】【道】，【让】【他】【想】【起】【他】【当】【初】【第】【一】【次】【吃】【的】【画】【面】。 【他】【突】【然】【从】【座】【位】【上】【站】【起】【来】