Trump still plans to deliver Jan. 29 State of the Union address: official

Trump still plans to deliver Jan. 29 State of the Union address: officialU.S. President Donald Trump still plans to deliver his annual State of the Union address from the Capitol later this month as scheduled, a Trump administration official said on Tuesday as the federal government shutdown stretched into its second month. The White House has sent a request to the House of Representatives' sergeant at arms seeking a "walk-through" for the Jan. 29 speech, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week called on Trump to reconsider delivering the president's annual address before a gathering of both chambers of Congress and other dignitaries given that about one-quarter of the U.S. government has been shuttered since Dec. 22.



Trump transgender troop limits can take effect, top court decides

Trump transgender troop limits can take effect, top court decidesThe decision, with the court's five conservative justices prevailing over its four liberals, granted the Trump administration's request to lift injunctions issued by federal judges against the policy while a challenge to its legality continues in lower courts. The liberal justices favored keeping the injunctions in place. The justices, however, refused the administration's request for them to decide the merits of the legal fight even before a California-based federal appeals court already considering the matter is given a chance to rule.



Supreme Court lets mystery company file appeal under seal

Supreme Court lets mystery company file appeal under sealThe case has remained a high-profile mystery, with the Supreme Court and lower courts declining to identify the company, the country that owns it or the purpose of the subpoena. More details about the company's legal arguments were revealed in redacted court papers made public after the nine justices permitted it to move forward with its appeal to the high court under seal, a process that keeps many facts about the matter secret. The company is facing a daily fine of $50,000 imposed by a U.S. federal judge in Washington for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued in the unidentified investigation.



Los Angeles teachers' strike stretches into second week after all-night talks

Los Angeles teachers' strike stretches into second week after all-night talksA Los Angeles teachers' union and leaders of the second-largest U.S. school system negotiated until dawn on Tuesday as they worked to end a strike that has disrupted classes for 500,000 students for six school days. The two sides, joined by Mayor Eric Garcetti, scheduled their first joint news conference since talks began at 9:30 a.m. PT (1730 GMT) to update the public on progress in talks to end the city's first teachers' strike in three decades. About 30,000 teachers walked off the job last week demanding the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) raise their pay, cut class sizes and the hire of more support staff such as nurses.



Trump plan to reopen govt., build border wall undercut by Supreme Court

Trump plan to reopen govt., build border wall undercut by Supreme CourtThe border wall, government funding and "Dreamer" immigrants have become intertwined in an epic Washington battle being waged by the Republican president and Democrats in Congress. The Supreme Court ruling deprives Trump of a key bargaining chip. On Saturday, Trump proposed ending the government shutdown by fully funding the one-quarter of U.S. agencies that are affected.





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