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Morning rundown: More Biden documents, China’s new COVID death toll

Jan 16, 2023

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New York City’s mayor pays the border a visit; China is revising its COVID death toll; and more classified documents were found at President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware. These stories and more highlight your daily rundown for Monday morning, Jan. 16, 2023. 

More documents discovered over the weekend

Six new pages of classified documents were discovered over the weekend in President Biden’s personal library of his Delaware home.

A House Committee led by Republicans has now asked the White House to provide a list of any visitors who have been to Biden’s home and who might have had access to those documents as the House ramps up investigation after investigation into Biden.

The ongoing story is sure to take up much of the news cycle again this week.

No survivors in Nepal plane crash

Monday has been declared a day of mourning in Nepal after a plane crashed into a river gorge on Sunday.

Officials said for the first time this morning that there are no survivors. Rescue crews have so far accounted for 69 of the 72 people on board.

It’s been a difficult mission to recover victims, given the plane landed on a river that is nearly 1,000 feet deep.

The black boxes from within the aircraft have been recovered and are reportedly in good condition. This gives investigators hope in finding out how the plane went down.

NYC mayor travels to border

New York City Mayor Eric Adams was far from the Big Apple this weekend. He paid a visit to the border city of El Paso, Texas. 

He wanted to see firsthand the origin of the country’s migrant crisis, which ultimately landed on his doorstep. Mayor Adams told El Paso officials he is pointing the finger at the federal government.

He toured facilities at the border and talked to migrants and city leaders. The mayor said the migrant crisis in his city could cost as much as $2 billion, and he wants President Biden to pay the bill. 

Some 40,000 migrants have made their way to New York City within the past year. It’s a fraction of an overall crisis spanning many cities in the U.S.

China adjusts COVID-19 death toll

China has constantly been scrutinized for a lack of transparency in its data on covid deaths. Now, in its latest revision, China says 60,000 people have died from covid in the past 35 days. Making it the world’s largest outbreak.

The latest figure only represents people who have died since Dec. 8, near the beginning of its end to lockdowns under its “zero-COVID” policy.

Since the ease of COVID restrictions, several countries cast doubt over China and implemented travel restrictions from China after the World Health Organization predicted an outbreak.

Officials said China is hiding hundreds of thousands of more deaths related to COVID-19.

Wrongfully detained prisoner on hunger strike

The high-profile prisoner swap for the release of Brittney Griner sparked renewed interest in the Americans wrongfully detained, not only in Russia, but around the world.

One American prisoner in Iran is demanding attention through a hunger strike.

This man has been considered “wrongfully detained” in Iran for seven years. He is now asking President Biden to think of him and other detainees stuck in prisons overseas.

He will go on a hunger strike for seven days. Each day represents one year of his life locked away in Iran.

Martin Luther King day celebrated

Today is Martin Luther King Day, a day the country remembers and honors the life of one of the greatest civil rights leaders. This year will mark 60 years since the “I Have a Dream” speech that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered at the March on Washington.

His legacy still lives on today.

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KARAH RUCKER: NEW YORK CITY’S MAYOR PAYS THE BORDER A VISIT. CHINA IS REVISING IT’S COVID DEATH TOLL. BUT FIRST LAST WEEK’S SAGA OF CLASSIFIED BIDEN DOCUMENTS ONLY GREW OVER THE WEEKEND.

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MORE DOCUMENTS DISCOVERED OVER THE WEEKEND

SIX NEW PAGES OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS WERE DISCOVERED OVER THE WEEKEND IN PRESIDENT BIDEN’S PERSONAL LIBRARY OF HIS DELAWARE HOME.

A HOUSE COMMITTEE LED BY REPUBLICANS HAS NOW ASKED THE WHITE HOUSE TO PROVIDE “A LIST OF ANY VISITORS” WHO HAVE BEEN TO BIDEN’S HOME  AND WHO MIGHT’VE HAD ACCESS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS…AS THE HOUSE RAMPS UP INVESTIGATION AFTER INVESTIGATION INTO BIDEN.

A STORYLINE SURE TO TAKE UP MUCH OF THE NEWS CYCLE AGAIN THIS WEEK.

NO SURVIVORS IN NEPAL PLANE CRASH

TODAY HAS BEEN DECLARED A DAY OF MOURNING IN NEPAL —AFTER A PLANE CRASHED INTO A RIVER GORGE ON SUNDAY.

OFFICIALS SAYING FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS MORNING “THERE ARE NO SURVIVORS.”

RESCUE CREWS HAVE SO FAR ACCOUNTED FOR 69 VICTIMS OF THE 72 PEOPLE ON BOARD.

IT’S BEEN A DIFFICULT MISSION TO RECOVER VICTIMS GIVEN THE PLANE LANDING ON A RIVER THAT IS NEARLY A THOUSAND FEET DEEP.

THE “BLACK BOXES” FROM WITHIN THE AIRCRAFT HAVE BEEN RECOVERED AND ARE REPORTEDLY IN GOOD CONDITION…GIVING INVESTIGATORS HOPE IN FINDING OUT HOW THE PLANE WENT DOWN.

NYC MAYOR TRAVELS TO BORDER

NEW YORK CITY MAYOR ERIC ADAMS…WAS FAR FROM THE BIG APPLE THIS WEEKEND.

PAYING THE BORDER-CITY OF EL PASO, TEXAS A VISIT.

SEEING FIRST-HAND THE ORIGIN OF THE COUNTRY’S MIGRANT CRISIS THAT HAS ALSO ULTIMATELY LANDED ON HIS DOORSTEP.

MAYOR ERIC ADAMS TOLD EL PASO OFFICIALS HE IS “POINTING THE FINGER AT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT”.

HE TOURED FACILITIES AT THE BORDER — TALKING TO MIGRANTS AND CITY LEADERS.

THE MAYOR SAYS MIGRANTS SHOWING UP IN HIS CITY COULD COST AS MUCH AS 2 BILLION DOLLARS…A BILL HE WANTS PRESIDENT BIDEN TO COVER.

40 THOUSAND MIGRANTS HAVE MADE THEIR WAY TO NEW YORK CITY WITHIN THE PAST YEAR.

A FRACTION OF AN OVERALL CRISIS SPANNING MANY CITIES IN THE U.S.

CHINA ADJUSTS COVID-19 DEATH TOLL

CHINA HAS CONSTANTLY BEEN SCRUTINIZED FOR A LACK-OF-TRANSPARENCY IN ITS DATA ON COVID-DEATHS.

NOW…IN IT’S LATEST REVISION…CHINA SAYS 60 THOUSAND PEOPLE HAVE DIED FROM COVID IN THE PAST 35 DAYS.

MAKING IT THE WORLD’S LARGEST OUTBREAK.

THE LATEST FIGURE ONLY REPRESENTS PEOPLE WHO HAVE DIED SINCE DECEMBER 8TH NEAR THE BEGINNING OF ITS END TO LOCKDOWNS UNDER ITS ZERO COVID POLICY.

SINCE THE EASE OF COVID-RESTRICTIONS…SEVERAL COUNTRIES CAST DOUBT OVER CHINA…IMPLEMENTING TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS FROM CHINA AS THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PREDICTED AN OUTBREAK.

STILL…OFFICIALS SAY CHINA IS KEEPING QUIET HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MORE DEATHS RELATED TO COVID-19.

WRONGFULLY DETAINED PRISONER ON HUNGER STRIKE

THE HIGH-PROFILE PRISONER-SWAP FOR THE RELEASE OF BRITTNEY GRIINER SPARKED RENEWED INTEREST IN THE AMERICANS WRONGFULLY DETAINED — NOT ONLY IN RUSSIA — BUT AROUND THE WORLD.

ONE AMERICAN-PRISONER IN IRAN IS DEMANDING ATTENTION THROUGH A HUNGER STRIKE.

THIS MAN HAS BEEN CONSIDERED “WRONGFULLY DETAINED” IN IRAN FOR SEVEN YEARS NOW ASKING PRESIDENT BIDEN IN A LETTER TO THINK OF HIM AND OTHER DETAINEES STUCK IN PRISONS OVERSEAS.

HE WILL GO ON A HUNGER STRIKE FOR SEVEN DAYS…EACH DAY REPRESENTING ONE YEAR OF HIS LIFE LOCKED AWAY IN IRAN.

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY CELEBRATED

TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND SUPPORTERS OF EQUAL RIGHTS AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR SINGING “WE SHALL OVERCOME” DURING “THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON”.

TODAY IS MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY, A DAY THE COUNTRY REMEMBERS AND HONORS THE LIFE OF ONE OF CIVIL RIGHTS GREATEST LEADERS.

THIS YEAR WILL MARK SIXTY YEARS SINCE THE “I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH” THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR DELIVERED AT THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON.

A LEGACY THAT STILL LIVES ON TODAY.


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