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In his exclusive interview with ABC News, President Donald Trump confirms to ABC's World News Tonight Anchor David Muir that he is about to sign a sweeping executive action to suspend some immigration to this country. Not a Muslim ban, says Trump, "But it's countries that have tremendous terror."
--President Trump tells David Muir "there are millions of votes, in my opinion" that were cast illegally in the election. The President says there will be an investigation.  Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said he's not going to investigate.
--On his reported plan to ease limits on treatment of detainees, Trump says of torture: "Absolutely I feel it works." Sen. John McCain says "The law is the law. We are not bringing back torture." A senior administration official says there is nothing under active consideration right now at the white house for changing the rules on advanced interrogation techniques.
--President Donald Trump is considering executive action that could target U.S. funding of the United Nations as well as U.S. participation in international treaties, a senior administration official confirmed to ABC News. One of the options under consideration would take aim at the United Nations and other international bodies and would cut off U.S. contributions to any organization that gives full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organization (although U.S. law already prevents such contributions), funds abortion or circumvents sanctions against Iran or North Korea.

Big city mayors push back big time against President Trump's immigration moves.  The President wants to "crack down on sanctuary cities," and cut off federal funding to cities that won't enforce federal immigration laws.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will "stay a sanctuary city." New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio calls the President's executive order "very troubling." Seattle's Mayor Ed Murray says Trump has put the country on the "pathway to a Constitutional crisis."
--Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto spoke out Wednesday night against President Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall, saying he rejects the move. "I regret and reject the decision of the United States to continue building a wall that, that for years, far from uniting us, divides us," Pena Nieto said in a taped message.

President Trump and Vice President Pence speak to Republicans at their winter retreat in Philadelphia Thursday.  Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the group also. (Trump is to meet with May at the White House Friday).

The Dow opens Thursday over the 20-thousand mark for the first time. A market analyst says it's a signal the economy is getting better, but as the market heads up, so too may interest ratse.

She helped revolutionize the depiction of women on TV. Roles that reflected changing times in the '60s and '70s marked the career of Mary Tyler Moore, who died at age 80 Wednesday. Moore went from housewife in the Dick Van Dyke Show to an independent professional in the Mary Tyler Moore show. Colleagues have been paying tribute, including Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman, Gavin MacLeod, Donald Sutherland and Timothy Hutton.

Former President George H.W. Bush's condition continues to improve since being diagnosed with pneumonia. He  doctors believe he might be able to go home this weekend.

A Franklin, Tennessee knitting shop is asking those who want yarn for any project relating to the "women's movement" to buy yarn elsewhere. In the post, uploaded to The Joy of Knitting's Facebook page Tuesday afternoon, it asks "if you want yarn for any project for the women's movement that you please shop for yarn elsewhere," and said the "vulgarity, vile and evilness of this movement is absolutely despicable." The post was signed by the shop's owner, Elizabeth Poe, and had more than 3,300 shares and nearly 4,000 comments by Wednesday afternoon. Some comments on Poe's post offered support while many did not agree and went as far as to call for a boycott.

Shia LaBeouf was arrested in New York City early Thursday morning and charged with misdemeanor assault after getting into an altercation with another man at an anti-Donald Trump performance art protest he's been livestreaming since Inauguration Day, the NYPD said. Police tell ABC News LaBeouf, 30, engaged in a verbal dispute with the man, a 25-year-old resident of the Bronx early Thursday morning. LaBeouf proceeded to pull the scarf of the other man, scratching his face while doing so.