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President Trump addressed a divided government, the pope makes a rare acknowledgement and the #MeToo movement reaches the heights of Costa Rica’s political landscape. Here’s the latest:
President Trump struck some unifying notes in his second State of the Union address, and he also made an extended argument for his border wall.
Our coverage includes video of the speech, and analysis, takeaways and fact-checks by our correspondents.
The chamber’s Republicans broke out into chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” more than once. The many newly elected Democratic lawmakers also listening were less enthusiastic.
And the location of Mr. Trump’s second meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is now public. They will sit down together this month in Vietnam.
Other news from Washington: Federal prosecutors ordered Mr. Trump’s inaugural committee to turn over documents about donors, guests, finances and activities as part of an investigation into illegal foreign donations.
On the plane returning from his historic trip to the United Arab Emirates, the pope said that the Roman Catholic Church had a persistent problem of sexual abuse against nuns by priests and bishops. It was the first time he has commented on the issue.
The pope said the Vatican had suspended some priests. “Should more be done? Yes.” he said. “Do we have the will? Yes. But it is a path that we have already begun.”
Background: In India, Africa and in Italy, Catholic nuns have accused clerics of sexual abuse in recent years. And last week a Vatican magazine wrote about nuns who were either getting abortions or giving birth to the children of priests.
In Abu Dhabi: Francis celebrated Mass with about 135,000 Catholics, the largest public Christian rite in the history of the United Arab Emirates.
A surprise offer: The pope also expressed a willingness to mediate a peaceful resolution to the political crisis in Venezuela if asked by both President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition leader, Juan Guaidó.
Yesterday, we told you about the alarming prospect of glaciers in the Himalayas melting by a third or more over the next 80 years.
But for millions of people from Japan to Wisconsin, ice is already vanishing closer to home. Lakes that used to routinely freeze over aren’t anymore.
Details: For the first time, scientists quantified the effects of climate change on ice cover across 1.4 million lakes in the Northern Hemisphere. They found that thousands have already been experiencing years without ice and that “an extensive loss of lake ice will occur within the next generation.”
Why it matters: Without ice, lakes begin warming earlier in the year, which increases the risk of toxic algal blooms and stresses certain fish. Dependably frozen lakes support cultural and economic activities like ice fishing, skating and winter festivals. Ice roads across lakes and rivers provide wintertime lifelines for remote areas.
Representatives from the insurgent group and a delegation of former Afghan officials kicked off two days of talks in Moscow aimed at ending the 18-year conflict.
The most significant contact between the Taliban and senior Afghan politicians since 2001, the talks come just a week after the Taliban and American diplomats said they had made significant progress in their own negotiations.
Details: The talks offer a window into any future peace deal. The Taliban, which barred women from public life during their time in power, said they now respected women’s rights to education and work — a claim met with immediate skepticism in Afghanistan. One former governor who was forced from office last year urged a gradual withdrawal of foreign troops.
In Afghanistan: None of the talks have included representatives of the U.S.-backed government in Kabul. President Ashraf Ghani criticized the Moscow meeting as an attempt to undermine the authority of the Afghan state, though Afghanistan’s political elite is beginning to rally around the peace effort.
Of note: Thirty years after the Soviet Union retreated from Afghanistan, the Russian government played a quiet but major role in orchestrating this meeting, and has pointed to the U.S. military presence in the country as the main hindrance to peace.
Venezuela: Opposition leaders said they’re preparing to deliver food and medicine donations to ease the country’s shortages, which would likely weaken the authority of President Nicolás Maduro. But some major relief organizations are reluctant to cooperate, fearing that the plan could turn aid into a political weapon.
#MeToo: A psychiatrist and nuclear disarmament activist has accused the former president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias Sánchez, of sexually assaulting her four years ago, bringing the movement to one of Latin America’s most revered statesman.
Paris: At least 10 people were killed and 37 injured after a fire tore through an eight-story building in a residential part of the city — the deadliest in the French capital in over a decade. The fire appeared to be tied to a neighborhood dispute, and the authorities are treating it as a possible case of arson.
Islamic State: A British journalist, John Cantlie, who was abducted by the militant group in Syria in 2012 is believed to still be alive, a British official said. Since his capture, Mr. Cantlie has appeared in several online videos often delivering Islamic State propaganda, possibly under coercion, but the last one was released more than two years ago.
Japan: The finance minister apologized for saying that people who didn’t have children were to blame for the country’s declining population and social security costs.
World Bank: President Trump plans to nominate David Malpass, an outspoken critic of the global financial body, to lead it, officials said. Mr. Malpass’s stance that multilateral institutions are growing increasingly “intrusive” squares with the president’s own skepticism of global structures.
Myanmar: The Secretariat, where the country’s independence hero, Aung San, was assassinated in 1947, will be the backdrop for a two-day night bazaar promoting ties between Myanmar and the U.S., with Krispy Kreme doughnuts and a live band from the local Hard Rock Cafe. Critics find the event insensitive.
Mindfulness: Students at hundreds of schools in Britain will start to learn relaxation techniques, breathing exercises and other methods to “help them regulate their emotions,” the government said. The new program is aimed at introducing children to the issues around mental health and happiness.
Chanel: For its most recent spring fashion show in October, the French luxury house created a beach inside the 828,220-square-foot Grand Palais, complete with real-water waves crashing on the artificial shore. It took nine days and a team of 150 people to pull the ambitious project together.
Hummingbirds: Don’t be fooled by their beautiful colors and teeny tininess. Studies have found that the birds are ferocious fighters with beaks that have evolved into dangerous weapons for male-to-male conflicts.
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Today is Queen Anne’s birthday.
If only the last Stuart monarch — she reigned from 1702 to 1714 — could see herself now.
Anne is remembered today mostly for her bad health, her weight and her many miscarriages.
They are central to how Olivia Colman portrays the queen in “The Favourite,” one of the leading films in this year’s Oscars race. (Ms. Colman got a best actress nod.)
The movie focuses on Anne’s relationship with her favored confidantes — Sarah Churchill and her cousin Abigail Masham — and the many power struggles within the royal court.
She’s shown as a weak monarch, if a stubborn one — a view that caught on in her own time and mostly stuck.
But historians see another side to Anne’s reign, too. She ruled during a period of military and economic progress for Britain.
She also oversaw the official unification of England and Scotland, creating the United Kingdom.
Surely the queen deserves a little credit for all that?
Claire Moses, a homescreen editor in our London office, wrote today’s Back Story.
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2019免费八码排码表【被】【大】【神】【的】【气】【息】【紧】【紧】【包】【裹】【着】，【陈】【小】【橘】【这】【一】【觉】【睡】【的】【很】【舒】【服】，【睡】【梦】【里】【都】【忍】【不】【住】【扬】【起】【嘴】【角】。 【何】【亦】【情】【不】【自】【禁】【地】【戳】【了】【戳】【她】【上】【扬】【的】【嘴】【角】，【然】【后】【轻】【轻】【地】【吻】【了】【一】【下】。 “【皮】【皮】，【该】【起】【来】【了】。” 【陈】【小】【橘】【迷】【迷】【糊】【糊】【地】【睁】【开】【眼】，【就】【发】【现】【自】【己】【居】【然】【躺】【在】【大】【神】【怀】【里】。 【每】【一】【个】【呼】【吸】，【都】【是】【大】【神】【的】【味】【道】。 “【你】，【你】【怎】【么】【上】【来】【了】！” 【她】
【靖】【王】【带】【着】【叶】【久】【离】【开】，【身】【下】【的】【马】【跑】【得】【很】【快】，【很】【快】【他】【们】【就】【跑】【出】【很】【远】，【然】【后】，【速】【度】【慢】【慢】【地】【降】【了】【下】【来】，【两】【人】【下】【马】，【停】【留】【在】【寂】【静】【的】【小】【道】【上】。 【靖】【王】【说】【有】【事】【要】【跟】【自】【己】【说】，【可】【是】，【半】【天】【过】【去】，【他】【都】【没】【有】【开】【口】。 【叶】【久】【不】【得】【不】【提】【醒】，“【王】【爷】【有】【什】【么】【要】【和】【我】【说】【呀】？” “【本】【王】【昨】【天】【晚】【上】【做】【了】【个】【梦】！”【靖】【王】【看】【着】【叶】【久】。 【叶】【久】【懵】【然】，“
【弗】【拉】【塔】【利】【冥】【想】【法】【第】【六】【层】【是】【一】【次】【性】【连】【续】【铭】【刻】【四】【个】【符】【文】，【按】【照】【书】【上】【的】【要】【求】，【日】【常】【修】【炼】【的】【话】，【一】【天】【练】【习】【十】【次】【即】【可】。 【不】【过】【伊】【恩】【想】【尽】【快】【提】【高】【到】【精】【神】【力】【上】【限】，【因】【此】【他】【将】【每】【天】【的】【修】【炼】【量】【提】【高】【了】【一】【倍】，【早】【上】【和】【晚】【上】【各】【修】【炼】【一】【遍】，【这】【样】【虽】【然】【自】【己】【累】【一】【点】，【但】【精】【神】【力】【提】【升】【效】【果】【肯】【定】【要】【比】【之】【前】【好】【上】【许】【多】。 【第】【六】【层】【符】【文】【本】【身】【并】【没】【有】【什】【么】【难】【度】
【刘】【浪】【后】【退】【了】【几】【步】，【口】【罩】【女】【人】【并】【没】【有】【要】【停】【下】【来】【的】【意】【思】，【他】【虽】【然】【没】【见】【过】【这】【个】【女】【人】【长】【什】【么】【样】。 【但】【知】【道】【这】【个】【女】【人】【肯】【定】【不】【简】【单】，【因】【为】【她】【在】【刘】【浪】【的】*【口】【下】，【毫】【无】【畏】【惧】，【一】【步】【接】【着】【一】【步】【朝】【刘】【浪】【身】【前】【走】【了】【过】【来】。 【刘】【浪】【连】【续】【退】【了】【好】【几】【步】，【如】【果】【他】【再】【退】【下】【去】【的】【话】，【会】【让】【眼】【前】【这】【个】【穿】【高】【跟】【鞋】【的】【女】【人】【更】【加】【的】【嚣】【张】，【说】【不】【定】【他】【今】【天】【还】【会】【葬】【身】【于】2019免费八码排码表【夜】【已】【经】【很】【深】【了】，【外】【面】【路】【也】【不】【好】【走】，【我】【看】【着】【阿】【姨】，【不】【觉】【有】【些】【担】【心】。【阿】【姨】【安】【抚】【似】【的】【拍】【了】【拍】【我】【的】【肩】，【便】【转】【身】【急】【匆】【匆】【地】【走】【了】【出】【去】。 【那】【是】【我】【人】【生】【中】【最】【漫】【长】【的】【几】【个】【小】【时】，【每】【一】【分】【每】【一】【秒】【似】【乎】【都】【被】【无】【限】【拉】【长】。【心】【急】【如】【焚】，【又】【无】【可】【奈】【何】——【哪】【怕】【是】【曾】【经】【面】【对】【黎】【琛】【他】【们】，【我】【都】【未】【曾】【恐】【惧】【如】【斯】。 【阿】【姨】【走】【后】【差】【不】【多】【又】【过】【了】【两】【个】【多】【小】【时】，【出】
【只】【觉】【得】【那】【位】【容】【惜】【华】【看】【向】【寻】【桃】【的】【身】【影】【也】【有】【些】【怔】【楞】，【她】【皱】【着】【眉】【头】【看】【了】【宋】【景】【卓】【一】【眼】，【似】【乎】【是】【有】【些】【疑】【惑】【不】【解】.. 【骆】【自】【骁】【轻】【咳】【一】【声】，【收】【回】【了】【视】【线】， “【成】【亲】【是】【好】【事】【啊】【是】【好】【事】..【没】【想】【到】【我】【们】【的】【小】**【速】【度】【挺】【快】【啊】..【这】【等】【美】【人】..” 【容】【惜】【华】【听】【着】【骆】【自】【骁】【的】【话】【微】【微】【皱】【起】【眉】【头】， “【皇】【上】..” 【他】【摆】【了】【摆】【手】， “【宋】
【在】【这】【人】【眼】【中】，【这】【就】【是】【一】【场】【大】【型】【酒】【宴】。 【雷】【家】【公】【子】【亲】【自】【陪】【酒】【道】【歉】，【场】【面】【小】【得】【了】？ 【自】【然】【不】【能】【小】，【还】【要】【大】。 【只】【是】【雷】【家】【主】【并】【不】【知】【道】【雷】【万】【干】【的】【这】【事】，【否】【则】【又】【要】【气】【死】。 【在】【盛】【世】【帝】【国】，【雷】【家】，【什】【么】【时】【候】【道】【过】【谦】？ 【邀】【请】【卡】【萨】【等】【人】【进】【了】【盛】【海】【酒】【楼】【最】【繁】【华】【的】【包】【间】，【七】【八】【个】【女】【佣】【人】【等】【着】【活】。 【四】【个】【保】【镖】【站】【在】【门】【外】【保】【驾】【护】【航】。
【老】【院】【长】【找】【张】【彦】【明】，【就】【是】【怕】【他】【因】【为】【一】【些】【事】【情】【心】【里】【上】【产】【生】【什】【么】【不】【好】【的】【情】【绪】。 【其】【实】【还】【真】【是】【白】【耽】【心】【了】，【这】【点】【事】【儿】【还】【不】【至】【于】【张】【彦】【明】【放】【在】【心】【上】。【必】【竟】【从】【心】【里】【上】【来】【说】，【张】【彦】【明】【比】【老】【院】【长】【活】【的】【都】【长】。 【九】【月】【就】【是】【进】【了】【秋】。 【白】【天】【是】【秋】【老】【虎】，【晚】【上】【是】【秋】【意】【浓】，【温】【差】【让】【人】【们】【的】【生】【活】【错】【乱】，【满】【大】【街】【都】【是】【满】【头】【汗】【抱】【着】【厚】【衣】【服】【的】【人】。 【草】【木】