Global Immigration

“Senators warm to immigration deal as shutdown solution” – The Hill

“Lawmakers are opening the door to reviving deeply polarizing immigration negotiations as they search for a way out of the partial government shutdown, which hit the two-week mark on Friday.” Read More

“Immigration among the top concerns in 2019” – San Antonio News

“As much of the U.S. government remains shut down over President Donald Trump’s insistence on funding for his border wall, nearly half of Americans identify immigration as a top issue for the government to work on this year.” Read More

“Justice Department refuses to retract misleading report linking immigration and terror statistics” – CNN

“The Trump administration has acknowledged for the first time that its highly-scrutinized January 2018 analysis suggesting a causal link between immigration and acts of terrorism “could be criticized” as misleading, but now refuses to retract or correct the report, according to a letter obtained by CNN.” Read More

Tech

Censoring China’s Internet, for Stability and Profit” – New York Times

“Li Chengzhi had a lot to learn when he first got a job as a professional censor.  Like many young people in China, the 24-year-old recent college graduate knew little about the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. ” Read More

“Hey look, it’s the Samsung Galaxy S10” – TechCrunch

“Well, what have we here? If it isn’t the Samsung Galaxy S10, courtesy of perennial smartphone outer, EVLeaks. This marks one the first good looks we’ve got at the phone, which is likely due out in a couple of months at Mobile World Congress.” Read More

“German politicians targeted in mass data attack” – BBC Tech

“Hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have had personal details stolen and published online. Contacts, private chats and financial details were put out on Twitter that belong to figures from every political party except the far-right AfD.” Read More

Entertainment

“Kevin Hart Says He’s “Evaluating” Returning to Oscar Host Role After Ellen DeGeneres Calls Academy” – Hollywood Reporter

“DeGeneres reveals on her show, airing Friday, that she called the Academy and learned the organization was open to having Hart step back into the hosting role.” Read More

“Sony’s ‘Escape Room’ Posts Great $2.3M Start On Thursday Night” – Deadline

“Columbia Pictures’ PG-13 thriller Escape Room, the only wide entry this weekend and for the new year, fired up $2.3 million at 2,386 locations Thursday from showtimes starting at 4 PM. ” Read More

“Justin Timberlake Announces ‘We’re Back’ Following Vocal Cord Issues” – Billboard

“It’s a new year, and Justin Timberlake’svocal cord troubles are a thing of the past.  The pop superstar is fit and ready to restart his Man Of The Woods tour, having scrapping a stack of gigs last year due to a bruised vocal cords.” Read More

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