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Caracas in Chaos. 
Chaos reigns in Venezuela as the US officially recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country's interim president, shortly after Guaido declared himself president. Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Peru, and others followed suit, though current President Nicolas Maduro remains in power at the moment. President Trump said he would use the "full weight" of the US government to ensure the restoration of democracy in the country. Guaido's pronouncement came during a speech in front of tens of thousands of protesters demonstrating Maduro's regime. In turn, Maduro said he was severing all ties with the US, giving remaining US diplomats 72 hours to leave the country. A disciple of long-time leader Hugo Chavez and head of the ruling Socialist party, Maduro has faced widespread condemnation for cracking down on opposition parties amid a plummeting economy, widespread food shortages, a lack of medical supplies, and other maladies. At least 7 people were killed in skirmishes related to the protests yesterday.  
The Sundance Film Festival begins today, with thousands expected to attend the 11-day-long celebration of independent filmmaking in Park City, Utah. One of the most popular film festivals in the world - nearly 125,000 people attended last year's 40th anniversary - Sundance organizers selected 112 films for this year's line up out of 14,259  total submissions from 52 countries. Some of the most anticipated showings include Archipelago director Joanna Hogg's The Souvenir, The Farewell (starring Awkwafina from Crazy Rich Asians), and Untouchable, a look at the rise and fall of Hollywood sexual abuser Harvey Weinstein (see full lineup). 

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State of the Union.
President Trump said he would delay the State of the Union address until the end of the ongoing partial government shutdown, following a day-long back-and-forth with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D, CA-9). After initially extending an invitation to speak in the US House chamber on Jan. 29th, Pelosi pushed the White House to delay the address - early yesterday Trump accepted the original invitation, to which Pelosi responded by saying she would not begin the legislative process to make the chamber available. Trump signaled he would plan an alternative event in lieu of the address on Jan. 29th. Senate leaders are expected to vote today on dueling budget bills that would end the shutdown, now in its 34th day, while the White House reportedly asked agencies for a list of critical programs that would be impacted by a long-term shutdown. On the House side, 30 Democrats pushed Pelosi to guarantee the White House a vote on border wall funding in exchange for supporting a bill to reopen the government. 
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Sports, Entertainment & Culture.
> Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer accused of sexually assaulting children (More) | Read full report from The Atlantic here (More)
> Jonas Mekas, known as the godfather of avant-garde film, dies at 96 (More)
> James Harden scores NBA single-game season-high 61 points; first player to score over 55 points three times in one month since 1963 (More)
Science & Technology.
> Gene testing company 23andMe receives clearance from FDA to include assessments of hereditary colorectal cancer risks in direct-to-consumer analysis (More)
> Amazon says it's field testing a six-wheeled autonomous robot for package delivery in Snohomish County, WA (More)
> New evidence says the elements needed for life on Earth - like carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen - likely came from the same planetary collision that created the Moon over 4 billion years ago (More)
Business & Markets.
> Apple, Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway lead Fortune's most admired companies list (More) | South Korea, Germany top Bloomberg's list of most innovative countries; US 8th (More)
> With bankruptcy looming, PG&E - the largest power utility provider in the US - estimates $75-150B cost to inspect and remove trees that could lead to additional wildfires (More)
> Shares of consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble - maker of Tide, Crest, Gillette, and more - rise 5% on strong earnings & China growth (More)
Politics & World Affairs.
> Police arrest suspect in rape of vegetative woman at Arizona health facility; victim has been in a decade-long coma but became pregnant last year (More)
> Former Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen delays testimony to Congress citing threats from White House and ongoing cooperation in Mueller probe; Cohen faces three years in prison for fraud, election financing violations (More)
> French president Emmanuel Macron meets with 600 mayors in ongoing response to appease protesters in yellow vest movement (More) | What is that? (More)
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In Depth.
The Hunt for Planet Nine.
Longreads | Shannon Stirone. The mysterious "Planet Nine" is the biggest missing object in our solar system. Able to detect its presence at a distance nearly 20 times farther away from the sun than Pluto, but unable to pinpoint its location, the search for the celestial body is both frustrating and fascinating. (Read)
Who Was Lil Tay?
The Cut | Lauren Levy. Her toilet costs more than your momma's rent (or does it?) Meet Lil Tay, the 9-year-old whose aggressive route to fame - based largely on shocking YouTube videos - is the embodiment of social media fame run amok. What does the future hold for the child behind the meme machine? (Read)
Ranking the 50 most lucrative jobs in the US.  
The ten best side hustles for 2019.
Who are the Black Israelites at the center of the viral standoff video taken on the National Mall
Six college experiences that make students confident job seekers.
America's favorite Valentine's Day candy will be unavailable this year
Meet the 2-year-old Instagrammers who make more than you
Lasagna is the latest victim of the gender reveal fad
Check out the winners of the 7th annual Ocean Art Photo competition.
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Historybook: HBD actress Sharon Tate (1943); RIP Winston Churchill (1965); Ted Bundy executed (1989); RIP Thurgood Marshall (1993); Department of Homeland Security opens (2003).
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