U.N. Rejects Naming Jerusalem Capital of Israel, Inauguration Day Protesters Found Not Guilty, Trump Commutes First Sentence: P.M. Links


  • Inauguration Day protests
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    Countries in the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • The first pack of Inauguration Day protesters the Justice Department had prosecuted for roles in rioting have all been found not guilty. There are going to be more trials to come.
  • Prosecutors are asking the FBI for information about the controversial uranium deal between the United States and Russia back in 2010 and the role Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation may have played when she was secretary of state.
  • President Trump has commuted his first sentence, that of kosher meatpacking executive named Sholom Rubashkin who was sentenced to 27 years for financial fraud. There had been a bipartisan push to free him that included several former attorneys general. President Barack Obama had previously rejected the effort.
  • Due to a tie, the winner of a Virginia House race will be determined by a random draw, as state election laws demand. This will also determine which party controls that chamber next year.
  • Headlines that make the eggnog go sour: "No Michigan police officers disciplined for pulling gun on 11-year-old girl." Apparently they have to be carefully trained to not do that.
  • Voters in the Catalonia region of Spain have been turning out in droves for parliamentary elections. Who they pick may help indicate how serious they are about wanting to secede and become an independent country.
  • Chicago Police have arrested 50 in several raids connected to a secret Facebook group that allegedly revolved around selling guns and drugs.

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