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If the president invokes emergency powers to build a wall, it could be a mutually face-saving way to reopen the government, but also a violation of constitutional norms. Banksy fans are flocking to the Welsh town of Port Talbot to see a new mural by the elusive British street artist depicting a child covered in snow that is in fact ash from a burning bin. With golfs premier team event back on their continent, the Europeans avenged a 2016 loss in the States and won for the seventh time in the last nine competitions. Prominent investor Jeffrey Vinik is ready to manage money for outside clients again and plans to relaunch his hedge fund firm Vinik Asset Management after sitting out the last six years.
Andy Murray has offered a fan a ticket to his Australian Open first-round clash with Roberto Bautista Agut.A supporter of the 31-year-old said how much they enjoyed Murray's practice match. President Trump went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to shore up support for his border wall as some of his fellow Republicans in Congress appeared to waver, as a government shutdown drags on. Vanessa Johnston explains.
In 1964, an Army cadet made a wager with a Navy midshipman about the outcome of the annual game. But the bet was never paid off. Until now.
Four men went on trial on Thursday for stealing a gold coin the size of a manhole cover from one of Germany's flagship museums in a daring night-time heist using a ladder and a wheelbarrow. Japanese prosecutors plan to indict former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on two more charges of financial misconduct on Friday, a person with knowledge of the issue said, bringing the total number to three. Website URL: