Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Former Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke left for a road trip after being "in and out of a funk" amid calls from Democratic supporters across the country for O'Rourke to join the growing pool of Democrats running for the 2020 presidential election. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.

President Trump faces pushback from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for his decision to withdraw troops from Syria after a fatal attack on several Americans, just as tensions flare over the partial government shutdown. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) reacts to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sending a letter to President Trump asking to move the day of the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the ongoing government shutdown.

During the Senate hearing for Trump's attorney general nominee William Barr, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) commented on the blast in Syria that claimed the lives of US service members and said, "I hope the president would look long and hard about what we're doing in Syria."

In an interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin, Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) discussed the gun control legislation she co-sponsored that would require universal background checks, adding that she will reach across the aisle to ensure the bill gets through.

Sen. Bernie Sanders and senior aides met with a group of women and men who requested a face-to-face discussion about what they described as "the issue of sexual violence and harassment" on the Vermont independent's 2016 presidential primary campaign. CNN's Ryan Nobles reports.

Donations from around the country are pouring in for Barron teenager Jayme Closs and her family in the wake of her abduction and the murder of her parents October 15. Jayme was missing for 88 days until escaping her alleged captor Thursday in the town of Gordon.

Occurred on January 10, 2019 Portland, Oregon, USA Info from Licensor: "A truck strikes three pedestrians on a Portland sidewalk near a public park. Police are investigating."

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to President Trump asking to move the day of the State of the Union address or deliver it in writing, citing security concerns from the ongoing government shutdown. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

Occurred on January 8, 2019 Khazura Bazar, Jashore, Bangladesh Info from Licensor: "That was an unprotected hole and the dog fell into that hole. Luckily, this man rescued the dog"

Occurred on January 1, 2019 Anchorage, Alaska, USA Info from Licensor: "This is a video of me throwing my propane BBQ grill off of my balcony into the snow to save my condo from being burned to the ground. An uncontrollable grease fire started while I was cooking a steak. I could not put it …

Occurred on January 6, 2019 Tay Ninh, Vietnam Info from Licensor: "This cute puppy thinks that he can fly. He looks so adorable"

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