5 things to know for Jan. 25: Classified docs, Tornadoes, Immigration, Covid, Ukraine – CNN

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1. Classified documents

About a dozen documents marked as classified were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week and have been turned over to the FBI, multiple sources told CNN. The documents were discovered by a lawyer for Pence, the sources said, and come in the wake of revelations about classified material found in President Joe Biden’s private office and residence. It is not yet clear what the documents are related to or their level of sensitivity or classification. However, the discovery has drawn scrutiny from some Democrats and the media after Pence repeatedly said he did not have any classified documents in his possession. The disclosure also comes amid speculation that Pence is readying for a run for the Republican nomination for president in 2024.

2. Tornadoes

More than a dozen reported tornadoes struck communities in Texas and Louisiana on Tuesday, damaging many homes and businesses – and the threat is expected to persist today in other southern states. The storm has already inflicted extensive damage in some Houston-area communities, where roofs were blown off buildings and power lines were destroyed. More than 100,000 homes and businesses in Texas and Arkansas were left in the dark early this morning, according to the tracking site PowerOutage.us. Parts of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi are currently under a tornado watch as crews begin cleanup efforts in the affected regions. The storm may also bring a wintry mix of heavy snow and ice to Oklahoma and the Ozarks today as it expands into the Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service said. 

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CNN reporter shows catastrophic damage right after tornado hit
02:01 – Source: CNN

3. Immigration

Daily migrant encounters along the US-Mexico border have dropped by more than half in January compared to last month, a Homeland Security official tells CNN. Border authorities were averaging about 7,000 daily encounters last month ahead of the anticipated end of Title 42, a public health authority that’s been in place since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the termination of Title 42, leaving it in place for now. While daily arrests have dropped, it’s unclear how long the trend will hold as people continue to face poor conditions in their home countries. Officials say the drop in daily encounters this month is attributed to the expansion of a program that allows up to 30,000 migrants to enter the US per month from Haiti, Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba.

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New government program lets private citizens sponsor refugees
04:25 – Source: CNN