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We start with the postponement of the State of the Union address, growing tensions in Venezuela, and a real estate record in the U.S.
The president announced on Wednesday that he would deliver his annual address after the government shutdown ends, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi said he wasn’t welcome to do so in the House while the government was partly closed.
House Democrats have said they are prepared to roughly double the amount of money they had previously offered for border security, but not for a border wall and not until the government reopens.
Explainer: We answered some common questions about the State of the Union address, including when and where it’s usually delivered.
What’s next: The Senate plans to vote today on two competing proposals to end the shutdown, although neither is expected to pass. It now seems all but certain that 800,000 federal employees will miss another paycheck on Friday.
Another angle: The unions representing 130,000 aviation workers called the shutdown an “unprecedented” and “unconscionable” safety threat.
Juan Guaidó, cheered on by tens of thousands of demonstrators, declared himself Venezuela’s legitimate president on Wednesday, and the U.S., Canada and many Latin American nations recognized his leadership.
It’s the biggest direct challenge yet to the authoritarian government of President Nicolás Maduro, whose re-election last year was widely regarded as rigged. Mr. Maduro has given American diplomats 72 hours to leave the country, but Washington said it would ignore the deadline.
Looking ahead: The challenge to Mr. Maduro’s authority could lead to violent confrontations, and much will depend on how the military responds.
Catch up: The crisis in Venezuela was years in the making. Here’s a guide to our coverage.
Almost two months after a Chinese researcher announced that he had created the first genetically edited babies, scientists are trying to devise international standards that would prevent such experiments in the future.
While most researchers agree that major health and science institutions should act quickly, they differ on the best approach.
Background: The type of experiment Dr. He Jiankui conducted had never been done before and is illegal in many countries. Some U.S. researchers knew about the project but said they had been unable to stop Dr. He.
Why it matters: Scientists fear that genetically edited babies could develop health problems that could be inherited by subsequent generations. They also worry about attempts to alter genes for physical features, intelligence or athletic prowess.
President Trump’s former lawyer has indefinitely postponed an appearance before Congress next month because of verbal attacks on his family, his lawyer said.
Mr. Cohen, who was sentenced last month to three years in prison for lying to Congress and other crimes, had originally pledged to give “a full and credible account” of his work for Mr. Trump. The president said Mr. Cohen was “threatened by the truth.”
What’s next: House Democrats must now decide whether to force Mr. Cohen to testify or walk away from what promised to be a blockbuster hearing.If you have 12 minutes, this is worth itFriendship or fantasy?
Thirty years separate the Oscar-winning “Driving Miss Daisy” from the Oscar-nominated “Green Book,” but both films “symbolize a style of American storytelling in which the wheels of interracial friendship are greased by employment,” our critic writes.
Wesley Morris explores Hollywood’s fondness for stories about interracial reconciliation.
Florida bank shooting: Five people were killed in Sebring, a city about 80 miles south of Orlando, on Wednesday. A 21-year-old man was taken into custody.
Call for tech regulation: Leaders at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, highlighted a need for global oversight of a sector long led by the U.S.
El Chapo trial: The wife of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the Mexican drug kingpin known as El Chapo, was implicated in his notorious 2015 prison escape.
Media cuts: BuzzFeed plans to lay off about 200 employees, or roughly 15 percent of its work force.
Snapshot: Above left, the world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen of Norway, playing against Viswanathan Anand of India during a tournament in a church in the Netherlands on Wednesday.
Real estate record: A hedge fund billionaire paid 8 million for a Manhattan penthouse overlooking Central Park. It’s the most anyone has ever paid for a home in the U.S.
Australian Open: Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka will face off in the women’s singles final on Saturday. On the men’s side, Rafael Nadal advanced to the men’s final after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas today. Here’s all our coverage from Melbourne.
Late-night comedy: Seth Meyers wasn’t impressed by the new funnel-cake fries at Burger King: “I’d say run, don’t walk, but something tells me that’s not an option.”
What we’re reading: These “recollections toward a memoir,” by the Lyndon B. Johnson biographer Robert Caro in The New Yorker. “Caro, 83, acknowledges that the melancholy ‘math’ of age may prevent him from realizing his ambition to write a full-fledged memoir,” writes Charlie Savage, a Washington correspondent. “The mere taste of what that could look like — charming and riveting anecdotes about how he learned several crucial revelations about L.B.J.’s life and hidden methods of acquiring power — gives abundant reason to hope that he manages it.”Now, a break from the news
Recipe of the day: Add a fried egg to garlicky, herb-flecked rice.
Watch: Three returning sitcoms depict New York life in the era of gentrification, student-loan debt and gig work.
Go: The Net Art Anthology, a two-year project to preserve digital artworks that were in danger of disappearing, at the New Museum in New York City.
Read: Detective Harriet Blue runs from the law in “Liar Liar,” the latest by James Patterson, writing with Candice Fox, on our hardcover fiction and combined print and e-book fiction best-seller lists.
Smarter Living: After a friendship dissolves or a romance evaporates, it’s tough to find closure when the other party disappears. So how do you survive? Tylenol helps, according to studies. But you’re best off avoiding getting ghosted in the first place, one psychologist told us: “You can get a sense early on of what kind of individual you’re dealing with.”
And if anger sometimes causes flames to shoot from your eyes, learn to slow down by using relaxation and mindfulness techniques, like concentrating on your breathing.
The Cairo International Book Fair has weathered censorship disputes and violent protests. Only in 2011, during the Arab Spring, was it canceled outright. This year is its 50th edition.
As the oldest and largest book fair in the Middle East, it usually attracts at least a million visitors. Many go to snap up popular books at discounted prices.
This year’s fair features 748 publishers from 35 countries. “I know kids who save up to buy bags’ worth of books,” said the Egyptian author Ahdaf Soueif.
But the organizers have been criticized for moving the fair from the city center to a cavernous convention center in the suburbs. Some Egyptians say they can’t afford to reach the new site.
Booksellers from a famous secondhand market in central Cairo are boycotting the event. They’ve come up with their own solution: a rival book fair.
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赌博游戏【因】【为】【一】【个】【月】【后】【要】【去】【试】【镜】，【所】【以】【苏】【暮】【糖】【将】【李】【承】【拍】【的】【所】【有】【电】【影】【翻】【来】【覆】【去】【看】【了】【十】【几】【遍】，【再】【结】【合】【南】【漾】【给】【她】【说】【的】，【大】【概】【将】【李】【承】【的】【风】【格】【了】【解】【了】。 【然】【而】【在】【一】【个】【月】【后】【苏】【暮】【糖】【准】【备】【兴】【高】【采】【烈】【地】【去】【试】【镜】【的】【时】【候】，【南】【漾】【却】【突】【然】【告】【诉】【她】，【闭】【关】【八】【年】，【李】【承】【再】【次】【出】【山】【拍】【电】【影】【可】【能】【不】【会】【用】【以】【前】【的】【拍】【摄】【手】【法】【了】。 【苏】【暮】【糖】：“……” 【一】【个】【月】【后】，
【而】【之】【前】，【也】【听】【席】【少】【提】【过】，【古】【毒】【在】【法】【国】【的】【势】【力】，【据】【说】，【其】【实】【是】【一】【老】【人】【一】【直】【在】【打】【理】。 【她】【一】【惊】，【这】【么】【说】【来】，【敢】【情】【自】【己】【这】【是】【进】【到】【古】【毒】【的】【老】【窝】【了】？ 【嗯】，【如】【果】【是】【这】【样】【的】【话】，【倒】【还】【能】【解】【释】【刚】【刚】【那】【些】【人】【变】【态】【的】【行】【为】【了】。 【不】【过】，【这】【老】【人】【居】【然】【是】【古】【爸】【的】【父】【亲】，【那】【么】，【也】【就】【是】【古】【毒】【真】【正】【的】【幕】【后】【老】【大】？ 【挺】【慈】【祥】【的】【吗】？【怎】【么】【会】【被】【外】【界】
【下】【面】【响】【起】【阵】【阵】【哀】【嚎】，【前】【方】【那】【十】【多】【个】【人】【浑】【身】【是】【血】【的】【躺】【在】【地】【上】，【身】【上】【沾】【满】【了】【绿】【色】【的】【液】【体】，【就】【像】【强】【酸】【一】【样】，【一】【点】【点】【的】【腐】【蚀】【着】【他】【们】【的】【身】【体】。 【原】【本】【阻】【拦】【怪】【物】【的】【火】【焰】【被】【不】【知】【名】【的】【绿】【色】【液】【体】【熄】【灭】。 【一】【个】【男】【人】【强】【撑】【着】【身】【体】【晃】【悠】【悠】【的】【站】【了】【起】【来】，【但】【没】【走】【几】【步】，【就】【栽】【倒】【在】【了】【地】【上】。 【撑】【着】【手】【回】【头】【一】【看】。 【双】【腿】【已】【经】【无】【力】【的】【断】【掉】，【慢】
【程】【潇】【潇】【生】【了】【一】【对】【儿】【双】【胞】【胎】。 【这】【个】【事】【情】【真】【是】【打】【破】【了】【所】【有】【人】【的】【眼】【镜】。 【更】【是】【让】【叶】【釉】【笑】【到】【邻】【居】【报】【警】。 【在】【江】【尧】【疯】【狂】【努】【力】【的】【情】【况】【下】，【婚】【礼】【半】【年】【之】【后】，【程】【潇】【潇】【如】【愿】【有】【了】【宝】【宝】。 【以】【至】【于】【江】【述】【在】【江】【母】【那】【里】【都】【不】【受】【宠】【了】，【整】【个】【江】【家】【全】【都】【变】【成】【了】【围】【着】【孕】【妇】【转】【的】【地】【方】。 【别】【说】【是】【公】【司】，【连】【出】【一】【趟】【家】【门】，【都】【必】【须】【要】【有】【人】【跟】【着】，【用】【叶】赌博游戏【可】【是】…… 【现】【在】【是】【正】【在】【对】【他】“【施】【暴】”【的】【人】，【不】【是】【别】【人】，【而】【是】【文】【旭】【啊】。 【那】【文】【旭】【是】【谁】【啊】，【她】【可】【是】【他】【从】【那】【么】【好】【几】【年】【前】【开】【始】，【就】【一】【直】【认】【认】【真】【真】【地】【宠】【到】【了】【现】【在】【的】【女】【朋】【友】。 【要】【是】【现】【在】【在】【这】【个】【两】【难】【场】【景】【下】，【他】【在】【她】【的】【众】【多】【好】【朋】【友】【面】【前】，【都】【不】【愿】【意】【多】【给】【她】【留】【点】【儿】【面】【子】，【那】【他】【岂】【不】【是】【都】【直】【接】【算】【不】【上】【是】【个】【好】【男】【人】【了】？ 【想】【到】【这】【一】【点】
【钟】【云】【夕】【把】【信】【放】【了】【下】【来】，【说】 “【这】【周】【王】，【怎】【么】【会】【生】【病】【了】【呢】？【不】，【我】【得】【找】【个】【人】【代】【替】【我】【去】。” 【薛】【烨】【说】 “【就】【让】【小】【华】【代】【你】【去】【吧】！” 【过】【了】【几】【天】，【林】【倾】【弦】【收】【到】【了】【薛】【烨】【的】【来】【信】，【她】【找】【来】【安】【玄】，【就】【商】【量】【了】，【这】【事】【儿】【该】【怎】【么】【办】？ 【安】【玄】【坐】【在】【刚】【刚】【长】【满】【杏】【花】【的】【数】【下】，【他】【掰】【开】【花】【朵】，【说】 “【唉】，【一】【年】【又】【一】【年】【了】。” 【林】【夫】【人】【走】
“【霍】【生】，【李】【生】【最】【近】【还】【好】【吗】？”【浦】【伟】【士】【笑】【着】【用】【流】【利】【的】【粤】【语】【道】。 【坐】【在】【他】【对】【面】【的】【青】【年】【人】，【正】【是】【长】【江】【实】【业】【会】【计】【主】【任】【的】——【霍】【健】【宁】！ 【虽】【然】【此】【刻】，【他】【名】【声】【不】【显】，【但】【日】【后】【随】【着】“【李】【家】”【财】【富】【的】【不】【断】【增】【多】，【在】【不】【久】【的】【将】【来】，【他】【也】【将】【声】【名】【鹊】【起】！ 【霍】【健】【宁】【进】【入】【长】【江】【实】【业】，【虽】【只】【有】【短】【短】【一】【年】【多】，【但】【却】【被】**【成】【所】【赏】【识】【重】【用】，【不】【少】【重】【要】