The U.S. budget deficit is expected to top $1 trillion for the next decade, according to the New York Times.
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Republican Rep. Matt Shea was preparing for a dramatic "government escalation" in Oregon and Idaho, according to new documents — about 500 pages worth — released by Washington state House leaders. The Spokesman-Review writes: "Shea’s plans included exposing the federal government as tyrants, swaying public opinion and rallying others to a conservative patriot movement."
A powerful 7.7 earthquake shook the Carribbean on Tuesday, causing multiple sinkholes to open up. (Newsweek)
The coronavirus outbreak in China has exceeded 6,000 with a death toll of 132, surpassing the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s. (CNBC)
President Donald Trump slammed his former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday after Bolton alleged the president was trying to use the Ukraine phone call to dig up dirt on his rivals. Botlon's allegations contradict the president's claims of rooting out corruption. Senate Republicans are now reconsidering whether they want to hear from witnesses, such as Bolton. (CNN)