The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers.
1. BUDGET DEAL ALLOWS FOR REDUCED WALL FUNDING
Republicans tentatively agree to far less money for Trump’s border wall than his $5.7 billion request, settling for a figure of nearly $1.4 billion, congressional aides say.
2. 2 PARKLAND MOMS NOW DIVIDED OVER GUNS
Two women photographed in an anguished embrace during the Parkland school massacre in Florida last year are now at odds — like the nation itself — over gun control.
3. IRANIAN-AMERICANS NURTURE NEW GENERATIONS AFTER REVOLUTION
In the four decades since the Islamic Revolution prompted many to flee Iran, they have put down roots and are finding ways to pass their culture to their American children and grandchildren.
4. WHERE THERE IS AN EXTREMIST RESURGENCE
In Nigeria, with elections just ahead, the Islamic State West Africa Province — a Boko Haram offshoot — has become IS’ largest presence outside the Middle East with more than 3,000 fighters.
5. TOP PENTAGON OFFICIAL IN IRAQ TO DISCUSS US TROOP PRESENCE
Pat Shanahan, the acting secretary defense, wants to hear firsthand about the state of Iraq’s fight against remnants of the Islamic State group.
6. ‘I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS TO AUSTRALIA’
Refugee soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi returns home after the threat of extradition to Bahrain is lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand.
7. WHO IS BEING LAID TO REST
Former Michigan Rep. John Dingell, America’s longest-serving member of Congress, will be eulogized as former Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries are expected to attend.
8. ICONIC PALESTINIAN ROBE FASHIONS A NEW POLITICAL SYMBOL
The “thobe” becomes a softer nationalist symbol, championed by the first Palestinian U.S. congresswoman — Rashida Tlaib.
9. ‘THEY ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY’
Harrison Ford offers an emphatic plea for protecting the world’s oceans, calling out Trump and others who “deny or denigrate science.”
10. THESE LITTLE MEN ARE BIG-TIME SCORERS
Campbell’s 5-foot-9 Chris Clemons is leading the country in scoring at 29.1 points per game, headlining a crop of big-time undersized scorers in college basketball.