Videos of the Day: Trump: Won’t Open Govt Until Border Security Solved

January 5, 2019 Updated: January 5, 2019

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President Donald Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden that he has appointed a team, led by Vice President Mike Pence, that will meet with a Democratic group over the weekend to resolve the border wall standoff that prompted a partial government shutdown—at the same time standing firm on his funding demands.

At the Jan. 4 open press conference, Trump reiterated his calls for $5.6 billion in funding for the U.S.–Mexico border wall, after earlier talking for more than two hours with congressional Democratic leaders.

Trump said he’s not willing to reopen the government until the border is secure.

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US Economy Smashes Expectations Adding 312,000 Jobs in December

The U.S. economy beat expectations in December, adding 312,000 jobs, according to the official figures released by the Department of Labor on Jan. 4.

Most of the jobs gains were in health care, food service, construction, manufacturing, and retail.

The December employment surge pushed the total U.S. employment past 150 million jobs for the first time in history.

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China’s Huawei Punishes Employees for iPhone Tweet Blunder

China’s Huawei Technologies has punished two employees for New Year greetings sent on the smartphone maker’s official Twitter account using an iPhone, an internal memo showed.

Huawei, whose P-series handsets compete with Apple’s iPhone, on New Year’s Day wished followers a “Happy #2019” in a tweet marked sent “via Twitter for iPhone.”

The tweet was quickly removed but screenshots of the blunder spread across social media.

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Indiana Mom Looking For Good Samaritan Who Helped Son Buy Her Christmas Present

A 7-year-old Indiana boy got his mom the perfect Christmas present, with the help of a kind stranger at Target.
Now his mom wants to find that woman and thank her for her act of kindness.

With only 20 dollars to his name, 11-year-old Gabe Wattley wanted to do something nice for his mom while shopping at Target.

She wants to find out who the good Samaritan is and simply thank her.