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January 18, 2017

First Line News Articles for Wednesday, January 18 2017

Top Stories

Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning’s Sentence

President Obama on Tuesday largely commuted the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the army intelligence analyst convicted of an enormous 2010 leak that revealed American military and diplomatic activities across the world, disrupted the administration and made WikiLeaks, the recipient of those disclosures, famous.

Trump comments, sterling’s record rise sting dollar

The dollar fell to a four-week low on Tuesday, moving lower against all Group of 10 currencies with sterling leading the charge after a soothing speech on Brexit from British Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the pound’s largest one-day percentage gain since at least 1998.

Poll: Trump will take office as most unpopular president in at least 4 decades

After a tumultuous campaign and transition, President-elect Donald Trump will take the oath of office Friday as the least-popular incoming president in at least four decades, but a majority of Americans nevertheless express optimism that he will be able to fulfill campaign pledges to boost the economy and deal with threats of terrorism, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Women’s March on Washington FAQ: What you need to know

In the organizers’ words: “The Women’s March on Washington is a women-led movement bringing together people of all genders, ages, races, cultures, political affiliations and backgrounds in our nation’s capital … to affirm our shared humanity and pronounce our bold message of resistance and self-determination.”

In ‘Brexit’ Speech, Theresa May Outlines Clean Break for U.K.

“Get on with it.”
With those words early in a major speech on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May charted Britain’s course toward a clean break with the European Union and expressed her fondest hope: that the time for “division and discord” is over.

Australia Defends End of MH370 Hunt; Investigation Continues

Australia’s Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday that experts will continue analyzing data and scrutinizing debris washing ashore from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a bid to narrow down where it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean. But Chester declined to specify what kind of breakthrough would convince officials to resume the search for the missing airliner that was suspended this week after almost three years.

No longer welcome? American companies fear China’s turning its back on them.

American companies don’t feel welcome in China any more.

LDS News

Photos: First Look at Nearly Completed Paris France Temple (Stained Glass, Gardens & More)

With the dedication of the Paris France Temple on May 21, 2017, and the open house beginning on April 22, we are excited for this first temple of the Lord to be dedicated in France.

Popular Mormon DJ Kaskade Asked to Speak at Prestigious Conference

Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Kaskade is famous for his incredible talent and for reaching No. 1 twice on Billboard’s “Hot Dance Airplay” chart. And now the popular Mormon DJ will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Silicon Slopes Tech Summit conference.

“I Lost Everyone”: Al Fox Carraway Opens Up About Her Loneliness as a New Convert

“I joined the Church, so I got baptized, and I lost everyone. And man, that hurt,” Al Fox Carraway shares in a new video with LDS video blogger Robby Talbot.

Powerful Video Shares the Last Testimonies of 6 Apostles

We love these men and the testimonies they bore as Apostles of Jesus Christ, through their actions and their words.

National

The GOP’s dilemma: As Obamacare repeal nears, government health care is suddenly in vogue

We are closer than we have ever been to the repeal of Obamacare. And a funny thing happened along the way: Americans have suddenly decided that they’re pretty cool with the government being involved in their health care, after all.

After airport shooting exposes weaknesses, Broward leaders grapple with what to do next

The mass shooting at the airport in Broward County has raised several questions about security, but government officials who met Tuesday said it will take time to reach conclusions about any long-term changes related to firearms in airports, paying for more security or other measures to protect passengers.

Mike Pence to Swear on Reagan’s Bible, Will Place Hand on 2 Chronicles at Inauguration

When Vice President-elect Mike Pence gets sworn into office on Friday, he will place his hand on the same Bible and same Bible verse that former President Ronald Reagan used when he took his oaths of office.

Slain Orlando officer was community activist

Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, who was shot and killed in Orlando, Florida, used her position as a police officer to help unite her city.

Health Law Repeal Could Cost 18 Million Their Insurance, Study Finds

Repealing major provisions of the Affordable Care Act, while leaving other parts in place, would cost 18 million people their insurance in the first year, a report by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday. A repeal could increase the number of uninsured Americans by 32 million in 10 years, the report said, while causing individual insurance premiums to double over that time.

World

Nigerian military ‘mistake’ kills at least 50 in attack on safe-haven town

The Nigerian air force on Tuesday bombed a crowded town full of people who had fled Islamist militants, killing more than 50 in what was described as a mistake by pilots targeting Boko Haram fighters.

Gambia political crisis: What happens next?

A political crisis is growing in The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh has declared a state of emergency after refusing to admit defeat in last month’s elections. With his term in office due to expire on Thursday, what happens next?

World leaders find hope for globalization in Davos amid populist revolt

Amid growing doubts about the future of free trade and international economic cooperation, proponents of globalization found reasons for optimism as the World Economic Forum opened Tuesday.

Challenges Await Antonio Tajani, the European Parliament’s New President

Antonio Tajani was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday, and he won’t have much time to settle in.

Business

Qualcomm Accused of Anticompetitive Practices by F.T.C.

The Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm on Tuesday, accusing the company of using anticompetitive tactics to maintain its monopoly on a key semiconductor used in mobile phones.

Opinion

Is Trump preparing to surrender America’s interests to Russia?

Is Donald Trump preparing to surrender America’s interests to Russia?

Health

Sophie the Giraffe: Is mold reason to worry?

Mold is everywhere; it grows wherever there is moisture. Hidden inside a toddler’s favorite toy, though, it can deliver quite a shock to an unsuspecting parent.