U.S. Congress, Dubai, Grammys: Your Monday Briefing

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Another government shutdown looming within the U.S., a princess’ worrying fate in Dubai in addition to also also a clue to the Russia investigation. Here’s the latest:

Sheikha Latifa — one of 30 children of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum — tried to escape to the U.S. through India last March, informing her friends in which she might soon be free.

When a mining dam collapsed within the town of Brumadinho last month, the item unleashed a deluge of toxic mud in which stretched for 5 miles, killing more than 150 people in addition to also also crushing homes in addition to also also offices.

The tragedy was hardly a surprise, experts told us.

Analysis: Brazil has 88 mining dams built like the one in which failed: enormous reservoirs of mining waste held back by little more than walls of sand in addition to also also silt.

Even more alarming, at least 28 sit directly uphill via cities or towns, with more than 100,000 people living in especially risky areas if the dams failed, an estimate by The brand-new York Times found.