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"Gregg Hersholt. Here are some of our top stories US. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell wants President Trump to pick a new Defense Secretary who shares the values of Jim Mattis, Trump announcing yesterday that Madison is going to leave the administration retiring in the president's words at the end of February but Mattis wrote a resignation letter that some say makes it sound more. Like, he quit McConnell says he was distressed to learn that Madison's leaving because of differences with the president over America's global leadership and the abrupt decision to pull US troops out of Syria. The clock is ticking toward a partial federal government shutdown after the US house last night approved a spending Bill believed to be dead on arrival in the Senate the measure includes more than five billion dollars for President Trump's border wall. But funding bills need sixty votes to pass in the Senate and all forty nine. Kratz promised to vote against that wall funding. A wounded veteran is raising millions of dollars to try to pay for President Trump's border wall. Brian Cole lost three limbs during his second deployment in Iraq in two thousand four and he says if congress won't pay for the border wall, he'll try to find a way to do it. He started a since Sunday campaign that has raised more than ten million dollars. Winter is about to arrive the solstices today that means here in the northern hemisphere is the shortest day of the year. The exact moment of the solstice comes to twenty three this afternoon marking the exact time, but the northern hemisphere will be farthest from the sun. Komo news time four forty seven and on north west helping hands brought to you by your neighbors at the John l Scott foundation, supporting children's healthcare around the sound to help keep hill kids, healthy and at home. Here's herb Weisbaum.."