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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first House speech breaks online viewing records

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first House speech breaks online viewing recordsAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s first speech on the floor of Congress broke digital viewing records for C-SPAN, Capitol Hill’s public affairs network, garnering over a million views on Twitter in roughly 12 hours. The progressive freshman Gouse member took to the floor on Wednesday to decry Donald Trump’s demands for border wall funding to be included in the next federal spending bill — a battle that has spurred the longest government shutdown in American history. “The truth of this shutdown is that it’s actually not about a wall,” the New York Democrat said.



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Tesla CEO Elon Musk breaks ground on Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla CEO Elon Musk breaks ground on Shanghai GigafactoryThe first car plant in China to be wholly owned by a foreign company.



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Tesla CEO Musk breaks ground at Shanghai Gigafactory to launch China push

Tesla CEO Musk breaks ground at Shanghai Gigafactory to launch China pushSHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc broke ground on Monday for its Shanghai Gigafactory where it plans to begin making its Model 3 electric vehicles (EV) by year-end, a first step in localising production in the world’s largest auto market. At a ceremony at the site of the plant on the outskirts of Shanghai, Chief Executive Elon Musk joined the city’s mayor and other local government officials to formally begin construction of a factory that Tesla has said will cost around $ 2 billion. “We think with the resources here we can build the Shanghai Gigafactory in record time and we’re looking forward to hopefully having some initial production of the Model 3 towards the end of this year and achieving volume production next year,” Musk said at the event.



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White House Meeting Breaks Up Without Deal to End Shutdown

White House Meeting Breaks Up Without Deal to End Shutdown(Bloomberg) — Congressional leaders were unable to strike a deal to end a partial shutdown of the federal government at a meeting with Donald Trump on Wednesday, and the president invited them to return to the White House on Friday for further negotiations.



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Ocasio-Cortez Breaks With Pelosi in Key Early Vote for Democrats

Ocasio-Cortez Breaks With Pelosi in Key Early Vote for DemocratsThe rules measure, set for a vote on Thursday when the new Congress convenes, will reimpose a “pay as you go” requirement that would allow challenges to legislation that adds to the deficit. The rules were negotiated by likely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to satisfy concerns among members of the new the 235-member majority representing more conservative areas of the country. Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old representative-elect from New York City, said on Twitter Wednesday that the system referred to as paygo “isn’t only bad economics,” but is “also a dark political maneuver designed to hamstring progress on healthcare+other leg.



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'All I Want for Christmas is You' breaks global single-day Spotify record

'All I Want for Christmas is You' breaks global single-day Spotify recordMariah Carey’s holiday smash hit “All I Want for Christmas is You” broke a global Spotify record for most streams in a single day this Christmas Eve. The 1994 song, which has remained popular since its release and plays a leading role in the holiday favorite film “Love Actually,” earned 10,818,009 streams on December 24, no doubt as a frequent fixture on Christmas Eve and holiday playlists around the world.



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Watch Ukrainian MPs punch one another in the face as a fight breaks out in Parliament

Watch Ukrainian MPs punch one another in the face as a fight breaks out in ParliamentPunches were thrown in the Ukrainian parliament yesterday after a bill was passed that would require the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to change its name to indicate its ties to Russia. Fighting broke out after Nestor Shufrych, a member of the Opposition Bloc, removed a poster from the podium which accused pro-Russian Ukrainian politician Viktor Medvedchuk of being an “agent” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Mr Shufrych was then punched in the face by People’s Front politician Yuriy Bereza before the fighting escalated and other members piled in. Mr Medvedchuk is the leader of Ukrainian Choice, an organization that is considered to be pro-Kremlin and has been linked to the unofficial exchange of captives between Kiev and Russian-backed separatists. The speaker of the house announced a break on December 20th after the brawl ended. The proposed law, if signed by President Petro Poroshenko, could require the Ukrainian Orthodox Church to call itself  the ‘Russian Orthodox Church in Ukraine’. The bill comes amid rising tensions between Ukraine and Russia following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. The situation escalated last month when three Ukrainian naval vessels were seized off the coast of Crimea by Russian forces. Martial law was temporarily declared in Ukraine following the incident, under which all Russian men aged between 16 and 60 were banned from entering the country. Ukrainian forces have been fighting Russian-backed separatists and volunteers in eastern Ukraine since 2014. The Ukrainian parliament has a long history of brawls, particularly in relation to disagreements over the country’s relationship with Russia. In 2012 a huge fight broke out over proposals to give the Russian language equal status to Ukrainian, whilst in 2013 clashes broke out after a speech was made to the parliament in Russian. More recently, blows were exchanged in the house in 2017 over a law regarding state sovereignty in the separatist-held territories in eastern Ukraine.



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Fighting breaks out in Yemen's Hodeidah after truce deal

Fighting breaks out in Yemen's Hodeidah after truce dealThe main port used to feed Yemen’s 30 million people is held by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that also controls the capital Sanaa and has been battling against a Saudi-led Arab coalition seeking to restore a government ousted in 2014. Hodeidah has been the focus of fighting this year, raising global fears that a battle could cut off supply lines and lead to mass starvation. Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition have massed on the city’s outskirts.



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Former President George W. Bush breaks down remembering his father and sister

Former President George W. Bush breaks down remembering his father and sisterThe 43rd president remained composed until near the end of the eulogy he delivered for his father.



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Graham breaks with Trump, says evidence against Saudi prince in murder is 'a smoking saw'

Graham breaks with Trump, says evidence against Saudi prince in murder is 'a smoking saw'The South Carolina senator has been one of the president's most dependable allies, until now.



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