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  • Biden Fills Out State Department Team With Obama Veterans

    President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday filled out his State Department team with a group of former career diplomats and veterans of the Obama administration, signaling his desire to return to a more traditional foreign policy after four years of uncertainty and...

  • Iranian Guard Holds Anti-Warship Ballistic Missile Drill

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) --Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard conducted a drill Saturday launching anti-warship ballistic missiles at a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran's nuclear program and a U.S.

  • Official: 2 Insider Attackers Kill 12 Afghan Militiamen

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) --At least two members of an Afghan militia opened fire on their fellow militiamen in the western Herat province, killing 12, in what provincial police on Saturday described as an insider attack.

  • Trump Administration Carries Out 13th and Final Execution

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) --The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden — an opponent of the federal death penalty.

  • Journalists Prepare for Protests Where They Could be Targets

    NEW YORK (AP) --While monitoring online chatter about protests at state capitols in advance of next week's presidential inauguration, the Seattle Times came across a chilling description for journalists: soft targets.

  • NY Prosecutors Interview Michael Cohen About Trump Finances

    NEW YORK (AP) --New York prosecutors conducted an hours-long interview Thursday of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, asking a range of questions about Trump's business dealings, according to three people familiar with the meeting.

  • Governors Complain Over Pace of COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments

    (AP) -- Governors bitterly accused the Trump administration Friday of deceiving the states about the amount of COVID-19 vaccine they can expect to receive as they ramp up vaccinations for senior citizens and others.

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Washington Insider-- Friday

South America Calling

After some beneficial rain in Argentina Jan. 15-17, a dry week is forecast. The drier trend is also likely to cover eastern Brazil crop areas. (DTN graphic)

What DTN Is Watching

A report on December U.S. retail sales is due out at 7:30 a.m. CST Friday, followed by December industrial production from the Federal Reserve at 8:15 a.m. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index will be out at 9 a.m. CST. After a big week of USDA reports and more export sales, traders will continue to watch for more export news and stay close to the latest weather forecasts.

Weather

Cold, snow and strong winds are in store for the western and northern Midwest Friday, including blizzard conditions. Meanwhile, strong winds will batter wheat areas of the Plains. The only other area of precipitation will be light rain in portions of the eastern Midwest.

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