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Alabama Stun Georgia in OT to Win 2018 CFP Championship:

The Alabama Crimson Tide collected their fifth national title in nine years after defeating the Georgia Bulldogs 26-23 in the College Football Playoff National Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Monday night.

Tua Tagovailoa hit DeVonta Smith for a 41-yard touchdown in overtime to give Alabama the victory. ESPN shared a replay of the game-winning score:

‘It’s a mess’: DACA negotiations hit a snag ahead of White House meeting:

Republicans and Democrats will sit down with President Donald Trump in a bipartisan meeting Tuesday aimed at moving closer to protecting hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation, but a long-entrenched partisan divide over immigration policy and a looming budget deadline are threatening progress.

Republican and Democrats involved in negotiations over the must-pass January spending deal say that DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — has become the key to unlocking any funding agreement and some are frustrated with how negotiations are unfolding. Republicans charge that Democrats have all but halted talks on spending caps until there is a resolution on DACA, which gives undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children a chance to stay, work or study in the US without fear of deportation.

Pink Will Perform National Anthem Before Super Bowl 52:

Pink will get the party started for Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.

According to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com, the singer will perform the national anthem before the championship clash. NFL Network passed along the Monday announcement from the network’s Good Morning Football:

Oprah Winfrey ‘actively thinking’ about running for president:

Oprah Winfrey is “actively thinking” about running for president, two of her close friends told CNN Monday.

The two friends, who requested anonymity in order to speak freely, talked in the wake of Winfrey’s extraordinary speech at the Golden Globes Sunday night, which spurred chatter about a 2020 run.

Some of Winfrey’s confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said.

One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. The person emphasized that Winfrey has not made up her mind about running.

A representative for Winfrey has not responded to requests for comment.

Book author defends raising questions about Trump’s mental fitness:

Under fire from the White House, Michael Wolff defended raising questions in his new book about President Donald Trump’s mental fitness as a responsibility of those who witness his behavior.

“It would be irresponsible not to,” Wolff said Monday on CNN’s “Tonight with Don Lemon.”
The White House has slammed the book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” with press secretary Sarah Sanders calling it “complete fantasy,” and an attorney for Trump sending a “cease and desist” letter to Wolff and the book’s publisher.
CNN has not independently confirmed Wolff’s assertions, which include claiming virtually everyone around Trump is concerned about the President’s ability to do the job. Wolff told CBS News earlier Monday he did not speak with Trump Cabinet members or Vice President Mike Pence.

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