Things to know today 1/22/18


Shutdown end in sight as senators announce agreement

J. Scott Applewhite
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives at the Capitol at the start of the third day of the government shutdown, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Schumer, arguably the most powerful Democrat in Washington, is trying to keep his party together to force a spending bill that would include protections for young immigrants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The three-day government shutdown is coming to an end as Democrats have come to an agreement after two days of negotiations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reassured that the Senate would consider immigration proposals in the coming weeks.

Pence to Israel: US embassy will move to Jerusalem in 2019

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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walks with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Pence is receiving a warm welcome in Israel, which has praised the American decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision has infuriated the Palestinians and upset America’s Arab allies as well. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

On Monday Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s parliament that the U.S. embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019. Pence reasoned that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, thus prompting the move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

New rules to prevent Oscars envelope gaffe

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FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Jordan Horowitz, producer of “La La Land,” left, shows the envelope revealing “Moonlight” as the true winner of best picture at the Oscars in Los Angeles as presenter Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel, right, look on. The film academy and its accounting firm, PwC, are announcing a spate of new rules Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, meant to avoid an envelope gaffe like at last year’s show, when “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the winner instead of “Moonlight.” PwC U.S. Chairman Tim Ryan said the new protocols include additional personnel and oversight, as well as practicing what to do if a presenter reads the wrong name. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

At last year’s Oscars a PwC partner mistakenly handed the best actress category card over to the announcer of the best picture category, causing “La La Land” to be announced as the winner rather than “Moonlight”. This year PwC has taken several steps to prevent something similar from occurring.

With 4 babies on tour, the US Ski Team resembles a nursery

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From left, United States’ Steven Nyman holds his daughter Nell and head coach Sasha Rearick holds his son Giacomo as they pose for a photograph in Kitzbuehel, Austria, in this Jan. 19, 2018 photo. Diaper bags and baby backpacks are in just as much demand as skis, boots and poles on the U.S. Alpine team this Olympic season. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Four members of the US Ski Team recently welcomed babies into their families and they have brought them along to their races. “The team life is shifting gears,” said Steven Nyman, captain of the downhill squad.

South Koreans burn Kim’s photo as N. Korean band leader passes

Ahn Young-joon
South Korean protesters burn a portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a rally against a visit of North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of a North Korean art troupe, in front of Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Dozens of conservative activists have attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North’s hugely popular girl band passed by them at a Seoul railway station. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Conservative South Korean activists burned a photo of Kim Jung Un, leader of North Korea, when Hyon Song Wol, head of a prominent North Korean girl band, passed them in Seoul on Monday. Wol’s girl band was hand-picked by Kim.

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