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Mysterious Saturn moon could be best place to look for extraterrestrial life, top physicist says

NASA has previously said Saturn’s moon Enceladus could support life, making it one of, if not the most intriguing place in the solar system. Now, the former director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the current project scientist for the Voyager program is pleading with the space agency to head toward the icy celestial satellite in hopes of discovering life.

“We really need to get back and look at that moon,” Ed Stone told The Guardian. “We know there’s water ice evaporating – geysering – from its south pole. It’s snowing all the time. That means there’s liquid water beneath the icy crust. Here on Earth, wherever there’s water there’s microbial life.”

Stone, 83, is also a professor at California Institute of Technology and has been the project scientist for the Voyager program since 1972.

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With its global ocean, unique chemistry and internal heat, Enceladus has become a promising lead in our search for worlds where life could exist. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

SATURN’S MOON ENCELADUS COULD SUPPORT LIFE AS MORE EVIDENCE EMERGES

NASA has not yet responded to a request for comment for this story.

Prior to the flybys by Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in the early 1980s, not much was known about the moon, known as an “ocean-world,” discovered in 1789. “When we flew by, it was this bright white,” Stone added. In 2005, the Cassini spacecraft did several flybys of the celestial satellite, discovering water plumes from its south pole.

In 2017, NASA found the presence of hydrogen in its atmosphere, something Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at NASA’s JPL, said at the time could be meaningful as a “potential source for energy from any microbes.”

One year later, scientists made a startling announcement when they said they had found complex organic molecules, the “building blocks” for life, on the moon. Separately that year, researchers determined Enceladus’s ocean is likely 1 billion years old, placing it in the sweet spot for supporting life.

The Cassini spacecraft intentionally plunged itself into Saturn’s atmosphere in September 2017, leaving Stone to wonder what other finds a future craft could discover. “There are people thinking how to fly through the geysers,” he said. “I think it would be best to fly through the geysers and bring back samples to Earth to see if there were microbes there.”

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This unprocessed view of Saturn’s moon Enceladus was acquired by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft during a close flyby of the icy moon on Oct. 28, 2015. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

Cassini was launched in 1997 at a total cost of $3.9 billion ($2.5 billion in pre-launch costs and $1.4 billion in post-launch) and spent 13 years circling, studying and taking data of Saturn and its moons.

EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE ON EUROPA OR ENCELADUS COULD BE ‘INDIGENOUS,’ STUDY SAYS

“Microbes are the most likely things for us to find,” Stone continued. “We’d want to look at that to see if microbes are related to those here on Earth or distinctly different.”

Though NASA has said previously Enceladus is a “promising ‘ocean world,'” it was not included in the itinerary for its latest mission to explore one of Saturn’s moons. As part of its New Frontiers program, NASA will send the Dragonfly spacecraft to explore Titan, which like Enceladus, is also an “ocean world” that could potentially host extraterrestrial life.

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Princes Harry and William’s relationship is ‘at an all-time low’ following ‘Megxit,’ experts say

As Prince Harry gears up to embark on his new life alongside Meghan Markle, many have wondered whether we will ever see the British royal alongside his brother again.

Their grandmother Queen Elizabeth II responded on Monday that she is supportive of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s request to “step back” as senior members of the royal family. But some royal experts believe the controversial departure has rocked the relationship between the two brothers.

“There is no doubt that the relationship between Princes Harry and William are at an all-time low,” Nick Bullen, editor-in-chief of True Royalty TV, told Fox News.

Bullen has been making programs about the British royal family for nearly 20 years and has worked closely with their father Prince Charles for eight of those years. He is optimistic, however, that the princes will ultimately settle their differences.

WHAT LED TO MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY’S ROYAL DEPARTURE

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on November 11, 2018, in London, England. (Getty)

MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY DIDN’T GIVE SON A ROYAL TITLE DUE TO ‘MEGXIT’ PLANS, ROYAL EXPERT SAYS

“Everyone around them is working flat out to try and repair things,” he explained. “The next few weeks and months will be fascinating for anyone interested in the royal family.”

The brothers did form a united front on Monday to deny a report that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s behavior played a role in Harry and Markle’s decision to “step back” from their royal duties.

In a statement on behalf of both princes released by the palace, the brothers denied reports from a U.K. newspaper that Harry and Markle felt pushed out of the royal family by William and his wife Kate Middleton.

In a statement confirmed by Fox News, the brothers said: “Despite clear denials, a false story ran in a UK newspaper today speculating about the relationship between the Duke of Sussex and The Duke of Cambridge. For brothers who care so deeply about the issues surrounding mental health, the use of inflammatory language in this way is offensive and potentially harmful.”

MEGHAN MARKLE WILL NEVER LIVE IN BRITAIN AGAIN, FRIEND CLAIMS

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Prince Harry, left, and his older brother Prince William watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018, in London, England. (Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

UK MEDIA CORRESPONDENT: HARRY IS WEAK-WILLED, ‘MEGXIT’ MAKES ROYAL BRAND LOOK WEAK

The rebuke comes in response to a story published by The Times that stated that Harry, 35, and Markle, 38, came to their historic decision to step back from their royal duties and become financially independent from the crown after two years of being “bullied” and “told their place” by William, Middleton and other senior royals.

Royal author Leslie Carroll pointed out that riffs among princes and princesses are nothing new to the monarchy. And while the brothers may be faced with tension behind palace walls, it’s clear William, who is second in line to the throne, is dedicated to duty.

“He does not appear to be a cruel person,” Carroll explained. “But he is far more inscrutable than Harry, who is much more of an open book to the rest of the world in terms of his outgoing nature, and his very unroyal and unBritish willingness to publicly discuss (and reveal his emotions). In this, he is indeed his mother’s son.

“William’s path was mapped out for him since the day he was born,” she continued. “Harry has always needed to feel useful to a wide world behind himself and has always been happier outside the confines of England — long before he met Meghan. In fact, he truly came into his own during all those years he spent in the army.”

CANADA HASN’T DECIDED IF IT WILL PAY BILL FOR MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY’S SECURITY, SAYS FINANCE MINISTER

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017, in London, England. (Getty)

MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY: SOCIAL MEDIA REACTS TO QUEEN ELIZABETH’S STATEMENT REGARDING ROYAL EXIT

Numerous sources have long insisted there were deep tensions between the brothers after Harry revealed to his family he wanted to marry the former American actress after less than a year of dating. When William cautioned Harry that the whirlwind romance was moving too quickly, Harry reportedly became angry and hurt.

William dated Middleton, his college sweetheart, for about eight years before tying the knot in 2011.

Harry hinted at the ongoing rift between him and his older brother in the ITV documentary “Harry & Meghan: An African Journey,” which aired in October 2019.

“Inevitably stuff happens,” explained the British royal. “But we’re brothers, we’ll always be brothers. We’re certainly on different paths at the moment. I’ll always be there for him and as I know, he’ll always be there for me. We don’t see each other as much as we used to because we’re so busy, but I love him dearly.

“The majority of stuff is created out of nothing,” added Harry. “As brothers, we have good days and we have bad days.”

DID QUEEN ELIZABETH DROP A HINT THAT MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY MIGHT BE LOSING THEIR ROYAL TITLES?

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge with Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Louis on the balcony during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019, in London, England. (Getty)

QUEEN ISSUES STATEMENT ON MEGHAN MARKLE, PRINCE HARRY AFTER FAMILY TALKS, AGREES TO PART-TIME MOVE TO CANADA

Carroll shared that it is now more crucial than ever for Harry and William to mend their reported differences for the sake of the monarchy.

“Harry has never coveted William’s position at all,” she said. “It would be wonderful if the two brothers could head somewhere quiet for a week, Balmoral perhaps… so they could just talk quietly and listen to each other. Harry needs a mission, a portfolio. He has been one of the favorite members of the royal family.

“Less naturally gregarious family members would do well to see past any envy they might harbor and recognize that their own strengths are different ones; and allow the shining stars to do what they do best and shine on behalf of The Firm — which will be all to the good of everyone concerned.”

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow rule restricting green cards for immigrants on welfare

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The Justice Department on Tuesday filed an emergency request to the Supreme Court to lift injunctions on the administration’s “public charge” rule — which would restrict green cards for immigrants deemed likely to be reliant on welfare.

The administration issued the rule in August that would define a “public charge” as an immigrant who received one or more designated welfare benefits for more than 12 months within a 36-month period.

COURT BLOCKS TRUMP PUSH TO RESTRICT GREEN CARDS FOR WELFARE-TAPPING IMMIGRANTS

While a standard of not admitting “public charges” to the U.S. has been part of immigration law for decades, it has never been formally defined in statute. Officials say it will protect taxpayers and make sure immigrants are self-sufficient.

The designated benefits include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), as well as most forms of Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. Usage of those benefits would be considered when an immigrant applies for permanent residency along with standard considerations such as age, health and financial assets.

But the controversial rule was blocked in nationwide injunctions by lower federal courts. The states of Connecticut, Vermont, and New York, as well as New York City and immigrant rights groups had sued over the rule. Opponents say the rule would have a chilling effect on immigrants and prevent them from getting the help they may need.

The DOJ wants the Supreme Court to allow the policy to be enforced temporarily until the issues are resolved on merits. The time-sensitive application goes first to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will ask the states to respond to the government’s enforcement request. She will also likely ask her colleagues to weigh in before issuing an order in the coming days.

TRUMP TOUTS COURT RULING ALLOWING MILITARY FUNDS FOR BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION

The Trump Justice Department repeatedly has gone to the Supreme Court to lift court-ordered injunctions, bypassing the traditional appellate process.

The public charge rule hit another roadblock last week when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals declined to lift an injunction imposed by a New York federal judge in October.

U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels in October ruled that the government failed to provide a reasonable explanation for changing the definition and objected to parts of it, including the inclusion of English proficiency as a sign of self-sufficiency, calling it a “new agency policy of exclusion in search of justification.”

Legal and immigrant rights groups behind the push for the injunction issued a statement after the Supreme Court request, accusing the administration of trying to push what they described as a “racist wealth test” for immigrants.

“The Trump administration is grasping at straws in their desperate attempt to expedite implementation of their racist wealth test for immigrants even before the government’s appeals have been heard by the circuit courts. We hope that the Supreme Court sees this motion for what it truly is and immediately denies it,” said the statement from groups including The Legal Aid Society and Make the Road New York.

“Now, more than ever, it is critical that the public charge policy, which the lower courts called ‘repugnant to the American Dream of prosperity and opportunity through hard work and upward mobility,’ continues to be blocked,” it said.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency responsible for the rule, has remained confident about its hopes for being found legal.

“The public charge inadmissibility rule enforces long-standing immigration law that Congress reaffirmed in 1996,” a spokesperson told Fox News. “We are confident that an objective judiciary will see that this rule lies squarely within existing law.”

Ginsburg, part of the court’s liberal wing, has ruled in favor of the Trump administration on emergency requests before. In December, she granted a request from President Trump’s lawyers to delay enforcement of subpoenas House Democrats issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One for Trump’s bank records.

Fox News’ Shannon Bream, Marta Dhanis and Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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Trump administration asks Supreme Court to allow rule restricting green cards for immigrants on welfare

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The Justice Department on Tuesday filed an emergency request to the Supreme Court to lift injunctions on the administration’s “public charge” rule — which would restrict green cards for immigrants deemed likely to be reliant on welfare.

The administration issued the rule in August that would define a “public charge” as an immigrant who received one or more designated welfare benefits for more than 12 months within a 36-month period.

COURT BLOCKS TRUMP PUSH TO RESTRICT GREEN CARDS FOR WELFARE-TAPPING IMMIGRANTS

While a standard of not admitting “public charges” to the U.S. has been part of immigration law for decades, it has never been formally defined in statute. Officials say it will protect taxpayers and make sure immigrants are self-sufficient.

The designated benefits include Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), as well as most forms of Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps. Usage of those benefits would be considered when an immigrant applies for permanent residency along with standard considerations such as age, health and financial assets.

But the controversial rule was blocked in nationwide injunctions by lower federal courts. The states of Connecticut, Vermont, and New York, as well as New York City and immigrant rights groups had sued over the rule. Opponents say the rule would have a chilling effect on immigrants and prevent them from getting the help they may need.

The DOJ wants the Supreme Court to allow the policy to be enforced temporarily until the issues are resolved on merits. The time-sensitive application goes first to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who will ask the states to respond to the government’s enforcement request. She will also likely ask her colleagues to weigh in before issuing an order in the coming days.

TRUMP TOUTS COURT RULING ALLOWING MILITARY FUNDS FOR BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION

The Trump Justice Department repeatedly has gone to the Supreme Court to lift court-ordered injunctions, bypassing the traditional appellate process.

The public charge rule hit another roadblock last week when the Second Circuit Court of Appeals declined to lift an injunction imposed by a New York federal judge in October.

U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels in October ruled that the government failed to provide a reasonable explanation for changing the definition and objected to parts of it, including the inclusion of English proficiency as a sign of self-sufficiency, calling it a “new agency policy of exclusion in search of justification.”

Legal and immigrant rights groups behind the push for the injunction issued a statement after the Supreme Court request, accusing the administration of trying to push what they described as a “racist wealth test” for immigrants.

“The Trump administration is grasping at straws in their desperate attempt to expedite implementation of their racist wealth test for immigrants even before the government’s appeals have been heard by the circuit courts. We hope that the Supreme Court sees this motion for what it truly is and immediately denies it,” said the statement from groups including The Legal Aid Society and Make the Road New York.

“Now, more than ever, it is critical that the public charge policy, which the lower courts called ‘repugnant to the American Dream of prosperity and opportunity through hard work and upward mobility,’ continues to be blocked,” it said.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the agency responsible for the rule, has remained confident about its hopes for being found legal.

“The public charge inadmissibility rule enforces long-standing immigration law that Congress reaffirmed in 1996,” a spokesperson told Fox News. “We are confident that an objective judiciary will see that this rule lies squarely within existing law.”

Ginsburg, part of the court’s liberal wing, has ruled in favor of the Trump administration on emergency requests before. In December, she granted a request from President Trump’s lawyers to delay enforcement of subpoenas House Democrats issued to Deutsche Bank and Capital One for Trump’s bank records.

Fox News’ Shannon Bream, Marta Dhanis and Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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Johnson says chances of US diplomat’s wife wanted in teen’s death to be extradited to UK are ‘very low’

The American charged with causing the death of a British teenager in a car crash last year has a “very low” chance of being extradited to the United Kingdom to face trial, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday.

Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in August after a car allegedly driven by Anne Sacoolas – the wife of an American diplomat – struck his motorcycle near RAF Croughton, a British military base that’s home to a signals intelligence station operated by the U.S. Air Force.

Johnson’s comments regarding the case come after the U.K. issued an extradition request for Sacoolas on Friday.

“I think the chances of America actually responding by sending Anne Sacoolas to this country are very low,” Johnson told the BBC. “That’s not what they do. But we will continue to make every effort that we can.”

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Harry Dunn, 19, was killed in the United Kingdom when his motorcycle was struck by a car near a military base last summer.  (Facebook)

UK ISSUES EXTRADITION REQUEST FOR ANNE SACOOLAS

Sacoolas left the U.K. three weeks after the Aug. 27 collision that killed Dunn.

Radd Seiger, a spokesperson for the Dunns, said family members are planning to meet Johnson in the coming days to discuss the matter.

“I do not know what is in the prime minister’s mind in making those comments, because the parents and I have not yet had the opportunity to sit down and talk with him but we expect to do so within the next few days,” Seiger told the BBC. “If he is basing those comments on what is currently emanating from Washington, he may well be right.”

“However,” Seiger said, “the extradition request has now been delivered and therefore the legal process has commenced – Mr. Johnson’s officials have been working extremely hard over the last few months to prepare a thorough and diligent case.”

SACOOLAS IS FORMALLY CHARGED IN DUNN’S DEATH

The U.S. State Department last week said extraditing Sacoolas would constitute an “abuse.”

“The United States has been clear that, at the time the accident occurred, and for the duration of her stay in the UK, the driver in this case had status that conferred diplomatic immunities,” it said in a statement. “The use of an extradition treaty to attempt to return the spouse of a former diplomat by force would establish an extraordinarily troubling precedent.”

Sacoolas’ lawyer, Amy Jeffress, added that “Anne is devastated by this tragic accident and would do anything to bring Harry back.”

“We remain willing to work with the U.K. authorities to identify a path forward,” she said.

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Under international law, diplomats and their families can avoid prosecution for crimes committed in a foreign country unless the diplomat’s home country waives their diplomatic immunity. Diplomats and their families based at the Croughton base are entitled to the protection based on an agreement between the American and British governments.

Johnson previously has said Sacoolas was wrong to use diplomatic immunity for “this type of purpose” and urged President Trump “to reconsider the U.S. position so the individual involved can return to the U.K., cooperate with police and allow Harry’s family to receive justice.”

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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Man’s swollen, calcified testicle caused by parasitic worm infection: case report

A man in India who sought medical attention for a suspected urinary tract infection was found to be suffering from a rare reaction in one of his testicles that was caused by parasitic worms.

MYSTERIOUS VIRAL PNEUMONIA OUTBREAK IN CHINA CLAIMS ITS FIRST VICTIM

The 80-year-old’s testicle appeared swollen and calcified. The man, who was not identified, was diagnosed with lymphatic filariasis, which caused a fluid-filled sac caused a hydrocele to form around his testicle that then began to calcify, according to LiveScience.

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A fluid-filled sac had formed around the man’s testicle and began to calcify.  (BMJ Case Reports)

A hydrocele typically forms in response to an infection or injury, but in this case, it was caused by lymphatic filariasis, which is caused by parasitic worms.

MAN WITH ‘PENILE GANGRENE’ HAS PART OF GENITALS REMOVED 

A patient can become infected with filarial worms through the bite of an infected mosquito, according to a report on the man’s condition, which was published in BMJ Case Reports. (The original case report contains a graphic photo.) The parasites develop into adult worms once in the lymphatic vessels, which can cause severe damage and swelling, as was the case with the man’s right testicle.

The case report’s authors note that while filariasis is endemic in India, the calcification that occurred in this man’s scrotum remains rare, with authors noting just one other case published in 1935.

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While the authors did not say how they treated this man, patients with the parasitic infection may be given anti-filarial drugs, or even undergo surgery to address the infected hydrocele.

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Newly discovered asteroid inside Venus’ orbit is second closest object to the sun

Astronomers have discovered an asteroid inside Venus’ orbit that not only circles the sun, but is also the second closest object to the star in the solar system, surpassing Venus itself.

Known as 2020 AV2, this space rock has the smallest aphelion (distance from the sun) and takes just 151 days to orbit the star, according to a statement released by The Virtual Telescope Project.

“Now we know that 2020 AV2 really has its orbit entirely inside that of Venus, so being the first one of this kind to be ever discovered; also, it is the natural object with the smallest known aphelion distance in our Solar System (excluding planet Mercury),” astronomer Gianluca Masi wrote in the statement. “With asteroid 2019 AQ3, discovered by the same team, 2020 AV2 has the shortest orbital period known so far in the asteroid population.”

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(Credit: Gianluca Masi, Cessano (FR) Italy. The Virtual Telescope Project)

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It’s also the first “intervenusian” asteroid ever discovered, meaning the space rock never leaves Venus’ orbit.

At present, it’s unclear how small or large 2020 AV2 is, having only been discovered on Jan. 4.

Masi added that there are approximately 792,000 asteroids known to orbit the sun, citing data from the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center. However, only 21 of them orbit the sun closer than Earth, a group known as Atira asteroids.

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Arkansas Republicans file resolution blasting impeachment ‘sham’: House Dems doing ‘irreparable harm’

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Arkansas State Sen. Missy Irvin on Tuesday blasted the House Democrats’ impeachment “sham,” filing a resolution with her fellow state Senate Republicans that urges Congress to speed up the process.

“We hear every single day from our constituents that they are tired and they are frustrated with what is happening at the federal level with the impeachment sham and the process that is occurring,” Irvin told “Fox & Friends,” explaining her reason for trying to get federal legislators’ attention.

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Irvin released a statement condemning members of the House of Representatives who approved articles of impeachment against President Trump.

“On behalf of my entire Republican Senate Caucus, I filed this resolution today to encourage the United States Senate to act as quickly as possible within their full constitutional authority regarding the impeachment process and to condemn the actions of some members of the House of Representatives for passing and holding articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump.”

The resolution is scheduled for review at the January 17 meeting of the Legislative Council.

Irvin asserted that the resolution would condemn the actions of “some” of the House of Representatives for previously holding the articles of impeachment, causing a weekslong delay in the process.

“They’re just playing games. It’s a high-stakes game of chicken that they’re playing and they’re doing irreparable harm to, I believe, the office of the presidency, to our Constitution, and to our country.”

Irvin called it “embarrassing” and argued that Americans across the country are “paying the price” because important problems are not being addressed.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday tore into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., just days after the speaker backed down from her refusal to send the articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate, calling Pelosi’s delay a “strange gambit” that “produced absolutely nothing.”

During a speech on the Senate floor, McConnell chastised Pelosi for ending what he called “her one-woman blockade” and questioned her strategy for holding off sending the articles to the Senate.

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The new ‘Burger King’? Prince Harry offered fast-food job after stepping back from royal duties

He did say he was working to become “financially independent,” after all.

Burger King branches in both the U.S. and Argentina have jokingly offered to give Prince Harry a position at their restaurants after he and Duchess Meghan announced their intentions to “step back” as senior members of the royal family last week.

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“We found out that the prince and the duchess decided to give up their roles in the royal family and will work to become financially independent,” said Burger King Argentina.  (Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images; Burger King Argentina/HOY)

However, both Burger King branches stopped just short of outright offering Harry the title of “Burger King,” which, let’s be honest, is probably the only way he’d even consider taking the gig.

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Burger King Argentina kicked things off last week with an ad campaign imploring both of the part-time royals to become part-time Burger King team members, too.

“Dear Dukes, you can look for your first job without giving up the crown,” reads the Spanish-language version. Another tells the couple that, “If you’re looking for a job, we have a new crown for you.”

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“We found out that the prince and the duchess decided to give up their roles in the royal family and will work to become financially independent,” reads an accompanying open letter. “So, we have a proposition for you: Do as thousands of people and take your first steps in the world of work with us. You know that the crown will suit you perfectly.

“Also, after so many years of living as dukes, it is time for you to start eating like kings.”

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Burger King (U.S.) followed up a few days later on Twitter, reminding Harry that “this royal family offers part-time positions.”

Some commenters were quick to praise Burger King for the tweet, with one calling them “savage” for the idea and another declaring that they had “won” the Internet, at least for the day.

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Another hinted that Harry wouldn’t be the first royal to take a job at a fast-food restaurant, replying with only a GIF of Prince Akeem working at McDowell’s in the film “Coming to America”

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Burger King in Canada, meanwhile, has yet to formally extend Harry or Meghan a position at its Canadian Burger Kingdom, despite that being the most convenient option.

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Iran nuclear deal: European powers say Islamic Republic ‘not meeting’ terms, threaten more sanctions

A trio of western powers is paving the way Tuesday for possible sanctions to be re-imposed on economically-strained Iran if the Islamic Republic continues to back away from its international nuclear deal.

Britain, France, and Germany, which signed the agreement in 2015, informed the European Union’s foreign policy chief that they are triggering its “dispute mechanism” – which begins a process that could result in the U.N. restoring sanctions it previously lifted under the deal. Iran has gradually been rolling back its commitment after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal in 2018 – and recently announced that it would no longer respect limits set on how many centrifuges it can use to enrich uranium.

“We have therefore been left with no choice, given Iran’s actions, but to register today our concerns that Iran is not meeting its commitments,” the foreign ministers of the three countries wrote in a letter.

The ministers added they are referring “this matter to the Joint Commission under the Dispute Resolution Mechanism, as set out” in the nuclear deal, and that they “share fundamental common security interests, along with our European partners.”

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The head of Iran’s nuclear agency says his country has begun new operations at a heavy water nuclear reactor in Arak. (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran)

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“One of them is upholding the nuclear non-proliferation regime, and ensuring that Iran never develops a nuclear weapon,” the letter said.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said the three European countries “could no longer leave the growing Iranian violations of the nuclear agreement unanswered.”

“Our goal is clear: we want to preserve the accord and come to a diplomatic solution within the agreement,” he added.

EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell insists though that the move does not mean that sanctions will automatically be re-imposed.

The mechanism allows two weeks for ministers to resolve any problems, although that period can be extended if all sides agree, according to the Associated Press. If needed, an advisory board would have an extra 20 days to adjudicate.

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The nuclear agreement is aimed at convincing Iran to stop developing atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives.

Tehran said its recent move on uranium enrichment was a “remedial step” in line with the deal and that it could be reversed.

Fox News’ Rich Edson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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