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The Sift -> Mayors spar with Trump over sanctuary city policies

Here’s what we’re Sifting for Thursday, Jan. 25
Mayors spar with Trump over sanctuary city policies
Mayors of several so-called sanctuary cities boycotted a planned meeting at the White House on Wednesday after the Department of Justice warned it would revoke federal funding if they refused to turn over documentation on immigrants detained in criminal investigations. … MORE
Scientists clone monkeys for the first time
Scientists in China announced this week the birth of two healthy baby monkey clones. … MORE
Trump open to Mueller interview
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would be willing to testify under oath for special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. … MORE
Trump adopts softer DACA position
President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday night he supports a pathway to citizenship for participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program “over a period of 10 to 12 years.” … MORE
Michigan State president resigns amid Nassar furor
Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon resigned Wednesday amid a growing chorus of complaints about how she handled long-standing accusations against Larry Nassar, the doctor sentenced Wednesday to at least 40 years in prison for abusing female gymnasts. … MORE
Taliban attack killed four Americans, injured two others
Four U.S. citizens died and two others sustained injuries during the Taliban’s attack last weekend on the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday. … MORE
Brownback confirmed as religious freedom ambassador
Vice President Mike Pence broke a tied Senate vote for the second time Wednesday to the complete the confirmation of Sam Brownback as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. … MORE
Senate confirms pro-life HHS chief
The Senate confirmed Alex Azar Wednesday to lead the Health and Human Services Department. … MORE
Sources: Planned Parenthood president to resign
Cecile Richards, the longtime president of Planned Parenthood, plans to resign soon, according to a report from BuzzFeed News Wednesday. … MORE

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