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Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries

Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries  Washington Post Trump had promised to be a ‘champion’ of Haitian-Americans  CNN Tucker Carlson on Trump’s ‘s—hole’ remark: Why can’t you say that?  The Hill (blog) Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as ‘shithole’ countries  NBCNews.com Your response to Trump’s racist ‘shithole’ comment will be remembered  Chicago Tribune Full coverage

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See if your Sam’s Club closing. Here’s the list

See if your Sam’s Club closing. Here’s the list  USA TODAY Sam’s Club in Batavia to close; estimated 150 employees affected  Chicago Tribune Walmart closing Sam’s Club stores: What you need to know  Indianapolis Star Sam’s Club to shutter San Antonio location amid wave of national closures  mySanAntonio.com Walmart Said It’s Giving Employees A Raise. Then It Closed 63 Stores.  NDTV Full coverage

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Mnuchin: Davos Is Not ‘a Hangout for Globalists’

Mnuchin: Davos Is Not ‘a Hangout for Globalists’  New York Magazine Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin insists that Davos is not ‘a hangout for globalists’  The Week Magazine Mnuchin defends Trump’s planned Davos trip: It’s not ‘a hangout for globalists’  Politico Thousands sign Swiss petition to keep Trump away from Davos forum  euronews Full coverage

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New tax guidelines rely on workers to double-check their paychecks

New tax guidelines rely on workers to double-check their paychecks  Washington Post To Lift Paychecks, Treasury Urges Companies to Act Quickly on New Tax Law  New York Times IRS paid $20 million to private firms that collected $6.7 million in tax debts  Seattle Times Internal Revenue Service – Bio, News, Photos – Washington Times  Washington Times Full coverage

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Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain

Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain  New York Times Ecuador grants citizenship to Julian Assange in bid to end London embassy standoff  Washington Post Ecuador Grants Assange Citizenship, Seeks Solution With Britain  U.S. News & World Report The only barrier to Julian Assange leaving Ecuador’s embassy is pride  The Guardian Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy  CBC.ca Full coverage

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Missouri Governor Confirms Affair, Denies Allegations Of Blackmail

Missouri Governor Confirms Affair, Denies Allegations Of Blackmail  NPR Rauner campaign stops airing TV ad that featured Missouri governor who admitted affair  Chicago Tribune Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail  Los Angeles Times Greitens admits affair, but denies allegation he blackmailed woman with photo  STLtoday.com Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’s sexual blackmail scandal, explained  Vox Full coverage

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The new tax bill could mean even lower prices at Walmart

The new tax bill could mean even lower prices at Walmart  CNBC Walmart boosts minimum wage to $11, hands out bonuses up to $1000 for hourly workers  USA TODAY Walmart announces raises and bonuses, credits lower taxes  NBCNews.com CEO Doug McMillon’s Note to Associates on Tax Savings – WalMart blog  WalMart blog Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul  Bloomberg Full ...

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