Breaking News and Developing Stories – December 19, 2018

Senator Bob Corker Say Trump Cancelled Meeting at the White House

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker says that President Trump cancelled his meeting with him at the White House after it appeared that it would center on the decision to withdraw troops from Syria; Corker voiced criticism of the decision earlier in the day – The Hill

New Census Data Shows 130,000 People Left Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria Aftermath

New data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that 130,000 people, 4% of the island’s population, left Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria – CNN

North Carolina Passes Voter ID Law

North Carolina voter ID law becomes law after state legislature overrides Governor Roy Cooper’s veto – WTVD-TV

Senate Votes to Make Lynching a Federal Crime

The Senate has voted to make lynching a federal crime; the bill passed the full Senate by voice vote – The Hill

Dow Tumbles Down 500 points After Fed Rate Hike

The Dow has fallen down more than 500 points, hitting a new year low, after the Fed announces rate hike – CNBC

Olympian Missy Franklin Retires

5-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin has announced her retirement at the age of 23, citing chronic shoulder pain – ESPN

Fed Raising Key Interest Rate for 4th Time This Year

The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the 4th time this year, lifting the rate to a range of 2.25% to 2.5%, the highest since 2008 – AP

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