2018 Grammy Nominees

The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards on Tuesday. The nominations for this year’s top music industry honors skew heavily to rap, hip-hop, and R&B, with Jay-Z leading for the most nods. Read the story from the Los Angeles Times.

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North Korea Launches Long-Range Missile

Escalating tensions between President Trump and the U.S., North Korea test fired a ballistic missile on Tuesday for the first time since September. According to David Wright, a scientist for the Union for Concerned Scientists, “Such a missile would have more than enough range to reach Washington, D.C., and in fact any part of the continental United States.” Read the story from The AP.

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‘Chuck and Nancy’

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer pulled out of a planned meeting with President Trump after Trump tweeted that he doesn't “see a deal” happening between Democrats and the White House to fund the government past Dec. 8, when current funding expires. Read the story from NPR.


‘Washington Post’ Foils Sting

Reporters from The Washington Post say that a woman who approached them claiming that embattled politician Roy Moore had gotten her pregnant as a teen actually “appears to be part of [an] undercover sting operation” by Project Veritas, a group led by conservative activist James O’Keefe.

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