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By The Associated Press | Updated - Feb 12th, 2019 @ 9:41pm | Posted - Feb 11th, 2019 @ 10:41pm



WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump appears to be leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall. Trump said Tuesday he would need more time to study the plan, but he also declared he was not expecting a shutdown to take place this weekend. The president has been under mounting pressure from fellow Republicans to accept the compromise.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a detective was killed by friendly fire while responding to a report of an armed robbery. Police say Det. Brian Simonsen was shot at a T-Mobile store in the Richmond Hill section of Queens at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Another officer, a sergeant, was shot in the leg and is in stable condition. Police say a suspect was shot multiple times and is listed in stable condition.

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been convicted of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a trial packed with tales of grisly killings and political payoffs. His lawyers have vowed to appeal Tuesday's conviction. Guzman listened to a drumbeat of guilty verdicts on drug and conspiracy charges that could put the 61-year-old escape artist behind bars for decades in a maximum-security U.S. prison selected to thwart another one of the breakouts that made him a folk hero.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time. The Treasury Department's daily statement issued Tuesday shows that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017.

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — The college professor who accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault was welcomed to a Stanford University symposium on that topic with a standing ovation from about 100 people in the audience. Vanessa Tyson took her seat on the panel Tuesday night alongside two colleagues also participating in the panel discussion on how to report sexual assault and counsel victims.

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