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1. Trump talks border security in Oval Office address
Last night, President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time address on border security from the Oval Office.
2. Trump to meet with Democrats again on shutdown
The president is expected to meet with congressional leaders at the White House as the government shutdown, the second longest ever, enters its 19th day.
But last night, neither side seemed to offer a compromise to reopen the government. ABC News Senior Congressional Correspondent Mary Bruce tells us pressure is building on lawmakers to act.
“You now have all of these federal workers, hundreds of thousands of them, on the verge of missing their first paycheck,” Bruce says. “Lawmakers here are going to start to feel that as constituents start voicing their frustration.”
3. Lawyers inadvertently reveal Mueller accused Manafort of sharing poll data with alleged ex-Russian agent
Special counsel Robert Mueller is accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of lying about sharing polling data with a Russian man allegedly connected to Russian intelligence, according to an unredacted filing by Manafort’s attorneys.
The court documents were Manafort’s response to charges that he violated his plea deal, but his defense counsel failed to adequately redact sections of the filing.
If the accusation of handing over polling data is found to be true, ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas tells us, it could be evidence of a senior Trump campaign official colluding with Russians during the 2016 presidential race.
Rod Rosenstein to step down: The deputy attorney general has told the president and White House officials that he’ll exit when the new attorney general is confirmed.
‘If we don’t help people get their health care, we’re going pay plenty on the back end when people get really sick’: Mayor Bill de Blasio unveils a plan to provide coverage for everyone in New York City.
‘I was raised that, when you see a problem, you don’t complain about it, you go and do something about it’: Kamala Harris speaks out on “Good Morning America” and opens up on “The View.”
‘Keeping it short and keeping the flavor big’: Jamie Oliver discusses three quick meals that require five or fewer ingredients.
From our partners at FiveThirtyEight:
What would it take for Trump to get primaried?: Is the president in danger of a serious challenge for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination?
Lindsay Lohan and co-stars talk highlights, drama of new reality show: Lohan talks about her comeback, with her businesses in Greece, as the staff and co-stars of “Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” share what fans can expect in the new show.
Trump argues national security ‘crisis’ at US-Mexico border: ABC News experts break down the president’s comments, the Democrats’ rebuttal and what comes next in the government shutdown.
On this day in history:
Jan. 9, 2007 — Steve Jobs introduces the first iPhone.
The must-see photo:
Members of the Qinghai Acrobatic Troupe perform during a media preview for the world premiere of cabaret show ‘Shanghai Mimi’ as part of Sydney Festival in Chinatown in Sydney, Australia. (photo credit: Steven Saphore/EPA/Rex/Shutterstock)
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The Berlin Zoo has released footage of the tender moment between a polar bear named Tonja and her cub.
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