Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 

"But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings . . ."(Malachi 4:2)

"The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them."
(Matthew 11:5)

" . . . if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." (Mark 16:18)

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Christmas Comes to Washington

Christmas Comes to Washington

1. PHOTOS: First lady unveils White House 2018 Christmas decorations - The White House

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The White House on Monday released a video showing first lady Melania Trump decorating the Executive Mansion for the holidays. The theme of this year's decorations is "American Treasures: Christmas at the White House."

The decorations include rows of brightly lit Christmas trees - including rows of red trees that appeared to be made entirely out of red Holly berries.

Other decorations included holiday bulbs adorned with the slogan of the first lady's anti-bullying initiative "Be Best." To view these spectacular photos, go here.

2. First Family to Light National Christmas Tree November 28 in President's Park - National Park Foundation

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump accompanied by members of the first family will help celebrate the 2018 holiday season by lighting the tree at the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at President's Park. 

Lighting the National Christmas Tree is one of America's oldest holiday traditions. The first lighting took place 96 years ago on Christmas Eve in 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge lit a Christmas tree in front of 3,000 spectators on the Ellipse (White House). Since 1923, each succeeding president has carried on the tradition. 

This year's ceremony will include unforgettable musical renditions of your favorite holiday tunes, including hits from the 1920s through today. Performers include Abby Anderson, Anthony Kearns, Dominican Sisters of Mary a.k.a. "Caroling Angels," Gabby Barrett, LOCASH, Matthew West, Paul Cardall, Spensha Baker, Thompson Square and the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own." (Read more)

3. Gabby Barrett To Perform At 'National Christmas Tree Lighting' - CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - It has been an exciting year for Pittsburgh's own Gabby Barrett.

The Munhall native became a finalist on "American Idol, and now she's heading to the White House to participate in the holiday celebration.

She will sing "The First Noel" on Wednesday night, at the "National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony." She says she chose the song as "a way to show thanks to the Lord."

The ceremony will be televised this Sunday on "Ovation." (See more here)
Focus on Israel

1. The recommendation: Indict Netanyahu and Mozes - Israel National News

The State Prosecutor's Office for Taxation and Economics has handed State Attorney Shai Nitzan its recommendations in the investigation of "Case 2000", Channel 10 News reported on Tuesday. According to the report, Tax and Economics Attorney Liat Ben Ari is recommending that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Yediot Aharonot publisher Arnon "Noni" Mozes be prosecuted for bribery.

Case 2000 revolves around allegations Netanyahu tried to reach an agreement with Mozes that would provide him with positive news coverage in exchange for shuttering Yediot's rival newspaper Israel Hayom.

Channel 10 News also reported that the police will soon publish its recommendations in "Case 4000", and that, in this case as well, it is expected that the police will recommend that Netanyahu be prosecuted on charges of bribery.

(Read more)

2. Report: Hamas says it is willing to let PA back into Gaza - Israel Hayom

After years of overt rivalry between Hamas, the rulers of Gaza, and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, Hamas has voiced willingness to allow the PA back into Gaza, the Hezbollah-linked Lebanese media outlet Al Mayadeen reported Tuesday.

According to the report, Hamas representatives expressed this sentiment during the latest round of reconciliation talks in Cairo.

The two main Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, have been at odds since Hamas violently routed the Fatah leadership from Gaza in 2007, resulting in a split of the Palestinian Authority. Currently, the PA reigns over the West Bank, and Hamas is the exclusive ruler of the Gaza Strip.

(Read more)

3. IDF chief appoints team to probe botched Gaza op - Israel Hayom

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot on Tuesday instructed a team of top military officials to investigate a top secret Nov. 11 incident in which a high-ranking Israeli officer was killed in Gaza.

Eizenkot appointed Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon to head the investigative team. Alon, formerly the IDF's GOC Central Command, now heads the efforts to combat the Iranian threat.

On Nov. 11, an elite Israeli force launched a top secret operation inside Gaza. They were discovered by Hamas operatives and a clash ensued. Not many details of the clash have been released for publication, but it has emerged that Lt. Col. M., whose identity is still kept secret, died heroically while drawing fire away from his comrades. Another officer was seriously wounded while trying to assist M.

The operation ended with a complex extraction mission. A number of Hamas operatives were killed in the clash.

(Read more)

4. US lobbies Europe to back United Nations vote on condemning Hamas - Times of Israel

The United States is leading a push at the United Nations to win crucial backing from European countries for a resolution condemning Hamas, the Israeli ambassador said Tuesday.

The General Assembly is expected to vote Friday or possibly Monday on the proposed resolution condemning rocket firings into Israel and demanding that Hamas end the use of violence.

Israel's Ambassador Danny Danon told reporters that US diplomats were in talks with their EU counterparts on the draft text. European backing would significantly boost chances of approval by the 193-nation body.
(Read more)

5. Israel, UK In Talks To Ensure Continuity Of Trade After Brexit - Jerusalem Post 

British trade minister Liam Fox arrived in Israel Tuesday to discuss post-Brexit trade opportunities as London is looking to replicate existing EU free trade or preferential trade agreements with third countries after it leaves the EU. 

According to Central Bureau of Statistics figures, Israel and the UK conducted some $9.5b. worth of trade in 2017, with Israel enjoying a trade surplus of some $800m. This is a huge jump in trade over a decade, despite Britain being a center of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) activity against Israel. 

In 2007, the volume of trade between the two countries was only $4.6b., with Israel importing some $750m. more in goods from the UK than it was exporting. 

Fox is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, and will hold meetings with major investors and tech companies.
(Read more)

6. UN envoy: Trump peace plan 'completed,' to be unveiled in early 2019 -Times of Israel

UNITED NATIONS - US President Donald Trump's administration has told Israel that it will present its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan early next year, Israel's envoy to the United Nations said Tuesday. 

Ambassador Danny Danon told journalists that the peace plan was "completed" and that the administration had discussed timing with Israel to unveil the proposals. 

"As far as we know, they speak with us about beginning of '19, which is coming soon," Danon said. "We don't know the details of the plan but we know that it's completed."
(Read more)

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The Daily Brief

1. Hyde-Smith defeats Espy in Mississippi special election runoff, expanding GOP Senate majority - Fox News

Republicans on Tuesday expanded their incoming Senate majority to 53 seats, as incumbent Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith handily beat back an insurgent challenge by Democrat Mike Espy in Mississippi's special election runoff to become the first woman ever elected to Congress from the state.

With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Hyde-Smith had 446,927 votes to Espy's 374,880 -- a commanding margin of 54.4 percent to 45.6 percent, according to state election officials. The race marks the final midterm contest of 2018.

"I want everybody to know, no matter who you voted for today, I'm gonna always represent every Mississippian," Hyde-Smith said at her victory party late Monday night. "Being on that MAGA-wagon, the Make American Great Again bus, we have bonded, we have persevered, we have gotten through things, we were successful today." (Read more)

- Father, we pray Your perfect will for the people and state of Mississippi. We ask for Your hand of blessing to rest upon Senator Espy as she takes her seat in the Senate, and that she be guided by Your Spirit in all she says and does while she is in office. Amen.

- Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10)

2. Pompeo on the verge of major border deal with Mexico - Washington Examiner

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on the cusp of a major diplomatic success with Mexico on how to handle the border caravan crisis, but he still has to stick the landing with the new Mexican government once it's sworn in on Saturday.

Pompeo has been negotiating with both the outgoing Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and his expected successor, Marcelo Ebrard, who is expected to be confirmed as Mexico's top diplomat when President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on Dec. 1. That delay creates some ambiguity about whether the deal will be finalized or not, as Ebrard has denied that an agreement is in place, although the pair will discuss it this weekend after the G-20 Summit in Argentina.

The expected agreement would have the Central American border caravan members "wait inside of Mexico while their applications are being processed" in the United States. Pompeo remains confident, while not ignoring the potential uncertainty. If the deal falls through next weekend, Lopez Obrador's team should brace for the Trump administration's disappointment. "If the deal is broken, I think there will be a very negative reaction on this end," the source familiar with the State Department's efforts told the Washington Examiner.

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- Father, we pray the new Mexican government will be agreeable and work with the United States for the benefit of both our nations.

Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do. (Deuteronomy 29:9)

3. Giuliani: Mueller's 'zeal to get' Trump is prompting him to push witnesses to lie - Washington Examiner

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump's personal lawyer, has accused special counsel Robert Mueller's team of being so driven by "their zeal to get the president" that they are plotting to push witnesses in the Russia investigation to lie.

Former New York City Mayor Giuliani told the Washington Examiner that allegations that former Trump campaign manager met Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in his refuge inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London was "all part of a plan to pressure Manafort to lie."

He linked the Manafort claims, outlined in a report in The Guardian, to comments by controversial right-wing author Jerome Corsi that he recently testified to a Mueller grand jury that Roger Stone - his friend and a longtime Trump ally - asked him to contact Assange about releasing emails stolen from Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. After the original article's publication, the Guardian softened its direct language and WikiLeaks announced it was suing the news organization for making a false accusation.

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- Father, we again pray for a merciful end to the Mueller investigation. Remove the scourge of his prosecutorial discretion from our land.

-You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice. (Exodus 23:2)

4. The Guardian stealth-edits bombshell Manafort-WikiLeaks story, softens language - Washington Examiner

The Guardian has stealthily edited the wording in their bombshell report Tuesday, softening assertions that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had multiple meetings with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

News Sniffer, a website that tracks changes in news articles and highlights changes, noted the alterations within three hours of the story being published. The changes display decreased certainty that Manafort had sought out Assange. In the third paragraph for instance, their final meeting in 2016 was edited to be described as an "apparent meeting."

WikiLeaks and Assange's denials that such meetings ever took place were also added to the updated story, which as of press time lacked a visible editor's note or other indicator to inform readers that the story had been updated. The story has received a great deal of attention, being placed up at the top of the front page of the Drudge Report, an influential online aggregator.

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- Father, we ask You to bring correction, and if necessary, judgment to those who misrepresent the truth and manufacture lies.

-"They make ready their tongue like a bow, to shoot lies; it is not by truth that they triumph in the land. They go from one sin to another; they do not acknowledge me," declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:3)

5. U.S. to Address Impending INF Withdrawal at NATO Summit - FreeBeacon

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told reporters he will speak with European partners during this week's NATO summit in Brussels to address the threat posed by Russian violations of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, or INF. The Trump administration announced plans to withdraw from the agreement last month, but they have not yet laid out a timeline to formally exit the deal, Coats said.

The INF treaty bars the United States and Russia from possessing ground-based ballistic missiles with a range of 500 to 5,000 kilometers (300 to 3,400 miles). The United States has alleged Russian violations of the agreement since 2014. "The intelligence community assess Russia has flight-tested, produced, and deployed cruise missiles with a range capability that are prohibited by the treaty," Coats said. "Russia has shown no sign that it is willing to acknowledge its violation, let alone return to full and verifiable compliance."

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- Father, we pray our allies will support the decision to relinquish this one-sided treaty.

- So it will be in that day, that his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness. (Isaiah 10:27)

6. Abortion in US Reaches Lowest Level on Record, Report Finds - Daily Signal

The pro-life movement had a good year in 2015: Fewer American women reported having abortions than at any other time since abortion was legalized in the U.S., according to a new government report.

"This is welcome news. Medicine and technology continue to shape how we view children in the womb and underscores their undeniable humanity," Melanie Israel, a research associate in the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal.

The CDC report did not indicate a reason for the decline in abortions, but Heritage's Israel said improved access to pregnancy resource centers and new legislation at the state level likely contributed. "Thousands of pregnancy resource centers across the country provide services, education, supplies, counseling, and compassionate options-including adoption-to women experiencing tough pregnancies who may feel that abortion is their only choice," Israel said in an email to The Daily Signal. "Pro-life legislators across the country are elected to office and pass legislation that protects the health and safety of women and their unborn children."

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- Father, we thank You that more and more of our young women are choosing life. We pray each mother will embrace the life You have put inside her as You wrap both in Your love.

- Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8)

7. Groups Ask SCOTUS To Hear Case That Could Overturn Roe - DailyWire

A group of organizations have called on the Supreme Court to hear a case that could trigger the court to overturn the infamous Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion.

The group comprised of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, National Association of Evangelicals, Concerned Women for America, National Legal Foundation and Pacific Justice Institute, filed a brief on November 15 with the Court asking the justices to review an Indiana case which blocked enforcement of a law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence in 2016 that required doctors to inform their patients that abortions were not permitted because of the unborn baby's "race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability."

After Pence signed the law, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky challenged it; a federal judge permanently blocked the state from enforcing it, as the Baptist Press reports. In April 2018, a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago agreed with the federal judge. Judge William Bauer, writing for the court, noted that Roe recognized a right to privacy "broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy," that "this right is not unqualified," and that it must be balanced "against important state interests in regulation." 

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- Father, we pray the necessary legal protections for the unborn be recognized by the Supreme Court. Furthermore, we pray abortion will end because the wickedness of the act will be manifest to all.

- He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse."(Malachi 4:6)

8. Mom Says 6-Year-Old Son Is Transgender. Dad Disagrees. Now He Might Lose His Son. - Daily Wire

A Texas father is fighting for his son in court after pushing back on his ex-wife's claim that their six-year-old is a transgender girl. According to court documents, the young boy only dresses as a girl when he's with his mother, who has enrolled him in first-grade as a female named "Luna." The father, however, contends that his son consistently chooses to wear boy's clothes, "violently refuses to wear girl's clothes at my home," and identifies as a boy when he is with him.

The Federalist reports that the mother has accused the father of child abuse in their divorce proceedings "for not affirming James as transgender" and is looking to strip the dad of his parental rights. "She is also seeking to require him to pay for the child's visits to a transgender-affirming therapist and transgender medical alterations, which may include hormonal sterilization starting at age eight," the report adds.

The father has been legally barred from speaking to his child about sexuality and gender from a scientific or religious perspective and from dressing his son in boys' clothes; instead, he has to offer both girls' and boys' outfits. The boy consistently refuses to wear dresses, according to the father. Needless to say, the gender dysphoria diagnosis is being contested by the boy's dad. The family fighting to save the boy from the potential misdiagnosis has set up a website called "Save James." 

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-Father, we repent for rejecting Your gift, male and female, causing this confusion and sorrow. Help us embrace the God-given identity You have given each of us, and intervene for those who are being manipulated away from Your design.

- So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27)

9. Larry Kudlow: White House is having 'a lot of communication with the Chinese government at all levels' ahead of critical Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 - CNBC

The Trump administration has restarted talks with the Chinese government "at all levels" ahead of a high-stakes meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, top White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said Tuesday.The heads of the world's two largest economies are set to meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Argentina, where world leaders will convene on Friday and Saturday.

Washington and Beijing have re-engaged about a path toward a trade agreement, and the summit offers "an opportunity to break through what has been disappointing discussions" in recent months, Kudlow told reporters on Tuesday. At the G-20, Trump will focus on issues including alleged Chinese theft of intellectual property, ownership of American companies in China and tariffs and non-tariff barriers, the National Economic Council director said.

Since taking office, Trump has pushed China to address what he calls unfair trade practices and reduce its trade surplus with the United States. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal on Monday, Trump said he plans to increase the tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods to 25 percent from 10 percent at the beginning of 2019, as planned. He again threatened to put duties on an additional $267 billion in Chinese goods if Washington and Beijing cannot reach a deal after the talks in Argentina.

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- Father, we pray President Trump is found pleasing in Your sight. We ask You to bless these negotiations as he advocates for our nation's interests.

-When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Proverbs 16:7)

10. Chinese Billionaire to Create $100 Million Fund to Aid Victims of Communist Purge - FreeBeacon

Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui announced this week he is creating a $100 million fund to aid the victims of Chinese communist repression under current leader Xi Jinping. Guo announced the creation of the fund, which will also be used to finance investigations into Chinese government financial activities and those of its supporters in the West, at press conference in New York City on Tuesday.

The former Chinese insider also revealed in a presentation for reporters details on the disappearance, imprisonment, or death of 56 prominent Chinese nationals, including the mysterious death in July of Wang Jian, one of China's wealthiest business leaders.

The fund will be called the "Rule of Law Fund" and according to a presentation by Guo will be used to "bring justice and righteousness to those millions of afflicted and those being cruelly killed." Since Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping came to power in 2012, thousands of Party and military officials have been purged, including numerous high-ranking leaders. The campaign has been carried out ostensibly to end endemic corruption but is widely viewed as part of a program by Xi to consolidate power by eliminating rivals.

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-Father, we pray for Your wisdom, blessing, and protection over Guo Wengui as he seeks righteousness and justice for his people.

- Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure-you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts. (Psalm 7:9)
The Daily Jot

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Finding joy in chaotic times

The headlines are unnerving. Killings at shopping malls and schools, unending politically-motivated investigations, visceral name-calling and labeling--all have become common place in our society. If you want to be encouraged, there is really no place in the headlines for you. Sometimes it is a good idea to just take a step back, take a deep breath, and look at the world from a different angle. When I started the Daily Jot back in January of 2002, I sensed the Lord wanted a brief testimony of daily events that could equip and encourage people to share the Good News. Most of the Daily Jot readers, especially those who have been reading a while, "get it." But I want to encourage all readers to keep things in perspective.

The Bible is about Jesus Christ and what he did to bring salvation to a fallen world. There are many examples of how we are to live our lives and how we are to treat others. A good friend of mine says "You reap what you sow, more than what you sow, later than you sow." He's got a great point. It really is a law of God. So if you read the Jot and use it to share a Biblical perspective by discussing a current event, then you have planted a seed. Unlike seeds that you plant in a garden, you may never see the growth of that seed, but God's word does not return void. I want to encourage you to share what is in the Daily Jot with others--either verbally, or via email, or any other way that you see fit.

The Daily Jot is NOT intended to bring you distress or sorrow or fear. As Christians, we are often mocked for saying that we are living in the end times. They say that every generation thinks that. But the fact of the matter is that every day brings us closer to the Biblical end times. Certainly, there are many prophetic indicators that tell us we are getting closer and closer to the return of Christ the Messiah. How wonderful is that? We know from scripture that things are going to get worse the closer we get. But we are encouraged in Ephesians 6:13, "Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

Part of what the Daily Jot is intended to do is to rally folks to do the right thing. Romans 12:21 says "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Our country long has been a beacon of Christian hope to the rest of the world. I know. I have traveled quite a bit and hear what people say. We have a legal say in how things are done in our country. But because we have diverted our attention away from God and from His precepts of good citizenship, our beacon is dimming. Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 3 that he has seen travail of the labors of men. "I know there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice and to do good in his life. And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God." Don't let these troubled times get you down. Find joy in Christ's labors.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff
Congress Honors National Bible Week

Congress Honors National Bible Week

Remarks to Be Made Today in a Series of Special Orders, before Congress Adjourns

Congressman Doug Lamborn will be joined by many other members of Congress at the close of business today to honor National Bible Week for 2018. Members are welcome to step forward and share testimonies of how the Bible has influenced their lives over time. Please watch for this event, beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. on CSpan.

- Thank you, Congressman Lamborn!

- "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance." (Psalm 33:12)
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Signs and Wonders (Part One)

Signs and Wonders (Part One)

M6.3 earthquake hits western Iran injuring 200 - Same area where another tremor killed over 600 people last year 

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 has shaken western Iran, 114km northwest of the city of Ilam, near its border with Iraq. At least 115 were injured in Sarpol-e Zahab and the neighbouring Gilan-e Gharb city. No casualty has been reported so far. The quake struck the same area where another tremor killed over 600 people last year.
A m6.3 earthquake hit western Iran on November 25, 2018, injuring 200 people. via USGS 

Morteza Salimi of Iran's Red Crescent told state TV that since the area was reconstructed after the last year's quake, officials hope there won't be casualties. 

Ali Moradi, head of Iran's seismology centre, told state TV "the quake was not near bigger cities. But it might have caused damage in villages and I hope not that many villages are located where it hit."
The 6.3 earthquake had a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Iran state TV gave the depth as 5 kilometers (3.1 miles). Such shallow earthquakes have broader damage. ( Read more and view photos here.
Signs and Wonders (Part Two)

Signs and Wonders (Part Two):

Behold! Here's the 1st Photo from Mars from NASA's InSight Lander.

PASADENA, Calif. - NASA's newest Mars robot has already captured a photo of its rusty, dusty home. 

The InSight lander touched down on the Red Planet today (Nov. 26) just before 3 p.m. EST (2000 GMT) and beamed home its first image from the surface mere minutes later. (You can see more amazing InSight Mars landing day photos here.) 

"There it is!" Rob Manning, chief engineer here at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), said during live landing commentary today. "There is the horizon back there, the bluish sky. That's part of the lander deck on the front left."
The photo is speckled with black dots - probably particles of dust picked up during InSight's harrowing descent through the Martian atmosphere, Manning said. Future InSight images will be much clearer, after the camera's dust cover is removed, he added.
The image was beamed back to mission control with the aid of the two briefcase-size Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft, which launched along with InSight this past May. The MarCO duo were tasked with showing that cubesats can explore interplanetary space, and NASA hoped the tiny probes would also be able to relay data home from the lander during entry, descent and landing activities today. ( Read more
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