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  • Afghanistan Peace Deal: The U.S. and the Taliban have agreed to the framework of a peace deal in Afghanistan that could lead to a full pullout of American troops. The chief negotiator for the U.S. said the Taliban agreed to prevent the country from becoming a terrorist safe haven and would recognize the Afghan government. Read more here.

  • Shutdown Over… For Now: Congress will attempt to get back to work as members of both parties will attempt to nail down a border security bill with a three-week deadline. President Trump could shut down the government again at that point, or declare a national emergency for the wall funding if an agreement is not reached. Read more here.

  • Back Pay: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees who didn’t get paid during the government shutdown should get their back pay by the end of the week, according to a White House official. A massive backlog of permits, contracts, and payments await many of the federal agencies reopening today. Read more here.

  • SOTU: The State of the Union address remains up in the air, with a spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying it won’t happen tomorrow, as originally scheduled. Read more here.

  • 2020: Harris: Sen. Kamala Harris officially kicked off her presidential campaign with a rally in Oakland in front of 20,000 people. Read more here.

  • 2020: Clinton: Hillary Clinton has reportedly not ruled out a 2020 run. According to a CNN report, Clinton has told people she’s “not closing the doors” on it. Read more here

  • 2020: Schultz: Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, said on "60 Minutes" that he is seriously considering mounting an independent bid for president, likely using his own fortune to finance a campaign. Democrats fear a legitimate third-party candidate would effectively split the vote and hand President Trump a second term. Watch here.

  • Cathedral Bombing: At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 injured when two bombs went off at a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the Philippines. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. Read more here.

  • Hedgehog Warning: The CDC is warning Americans not to “kiss or snuggle hedgehogs” after 10 out of 11 people diagnosed with Salmonella said they’d had contact with a pet hedgehog. Only one person was hospitalized. The cases happened in eight states, including Colorado, Wyoming, and Maine. Read more here.

  • Stamps Up: Forever stamps are now 55 cents, up from 50 cents. It’s reportedly the largest jump in the history of the USPS. In addition to the stamp increase, the postal service says it’s also raising the prices of small and large flat-rate boxes sent priority. The price hikes will help the agency cover a $4 billion loss from 2018. Read more here.

  • New Arms Race: The Trump administration is reportedly asking allies to bar Huawei, the Chinese telecom giant, and other Chinese companies from building out their 5G wireless networks. According to a report in the NYT, the U.S. government sees 5G supremacy as crucial to gaining an economic and military edge for the century. Read more here.

  • Australian Open: Novak Djokovic has won his seventh Australian Open. Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday night. It’s Djokovic’s third Grand Slam title in a row. Read more here.

  • The Show Must Go On: Fox’s Sunday night production of the hit musical "Rent" was supposed to be live, but wound up as mostly pre-recorded footage from the dress rehearsal after one of the lead actors ー with no understudy ー broke his ankle. Another problem: people in the NYC area were unable to view the first few minutes of the production due to a technical glitch. Despite the problems, Vanessa Hudgens, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Kiersey Clemons are getting high marks for their performances. Read more here.

  • Royal Apology: Prince Philip has apologized to the woman injured in a car crash he was involved in, after she criticized him for not reaching out to her directly. The woman suffered a broken wrist. The 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh says via letter that he’s “deeply sorry.” Read more here.

  • Stayin’ Alive: An unconscious woman has "The Office" to thank for her resuscitation. A 21-year-old says he was able to do CPR on the woman after recounting an episode of "The Office." In the episode, Steve Carell does chest compressions on a dummy while singing "Stayin’ Alive." Read more here.

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