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COY WIRE, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Good morning, lovely people from Houston. I am here after what was an incredible College Football National Championship
Game. Last night between the Michigan Wolverines and the Washington Huskies. What a win for the Wolverines, their first since 1997 and Coach
Jim Harbaugh`s first ever championship victory after a busy night. I am still pumped to be here with you to start this Tuesday off right.
Let`s begin on Capitol hill where House and Senate leaders announced a spending deal for government funding for 2024, the nearly $1.59 trillion
government spending deal just covers top line spending numbers and does not include president Biden`s supplemental funding requests to support both
Ukraine and Israel in their respective wars and boost border security in the U.S. That plan has been stalled in Congress since last year.
Now, there are a lot of numbers involved, but what`s important right now is whether Congress has enough time to negotiate the details and find
agreement in time to avoid a partial government shutdown that`s looming later this month. And that`s no easy feat with current congressional
divisions and each party holding narrow majorities in both the House and Senate. Our CNN White House Correspondent Arlette Saenz has more on this
ARLETTE SAENZ, CNN WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: President Joe Biden appeared to sign off on congressional leaders new funding agreements Sunday saying
in the statement that it moves the country one step closer to preventing a government shutdown, but real questions remain whether lawmakers will be
able to pass pieces of legislation before January 19th, which is that first fund deadline.
Now, this agreement was struck by House Speaker, Mike Johnson and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The two men agree on a 1.59 trillion top
line spending level. That includes about 886 billion for defense spending and $704 billion for non-defense spending.
There is also an additional $70 billion that could be allocated to non- defense spending. That was part of a side deal struck by President Biden and then House Speaker, Kevin McCarthy last spring. These overall figures
track very closely to the agreement that had been reached when they came to that debt limit deal last year, a deal that wrinkled a lot of House
Republicans and already there has been some opposition expressed to this latest deal that was struck by congressional leaders, the House Freedom
Caucus, expressing frustration with the figures that are included, that it does not include more spending cuts. They said in a post that it was,
quote, "a total failure."
There`s also real questions about whether lawmakers will be able to have the time to write these pieces of legislation, allocate all the funding and
actually get these bills passed with that first deadline coming up on January 19th and a second deadline on February 2nd. The supplemental
request is still up for debate right now up in the Senate and in the House.
Senate negotiators have been working to try to see if they can reach an agreement on border policy changes. That is something that people have been
stressing for before they pass aid for Israel and Ukraine. Now, these are two issues are running on separate tracks, but then really speaks to some
of the hurdles and the challenges facing lawmakers in the coming weeks, as they are trying to avert that first deadline by January 19th.
WIRE: Ten second trivia.
Which school has the most college football national championships, Alabama, Yale, Notre Dame or Michigan?
Answer is Yale, with a total of 18 championships, according to the NCAA. But their last title was way back in 1927.
All right, today is the first day of CES or the Consumer Electronic Show, the largest consumer tech conference of the year where companies get to
show off their new gadgets and technologies, right? Well, this year`s show is expected to be all about Artificial Intelligence.
Last year on CNN 10, we talked about how AI could impact things like jobs and elections. And now we`re going to look at what it could mean for
fashion. That`s right. A team of Hong Kong researchers are developing something called intelligent clothing. Imagine being able to change the
color of your shirt with a flick of a wrist. These researchers believe their textiles will help the fashion industry reduce the growing global
problem of clothing waste. CNN`s Kristie Lu Stout has more.
KRISTIE LU STOUT, CNN CORRESPONDENT: This clothing is far from ordinary. It`s made from intelligent textiles. And with a simple hand gesture, you
can completely change the color of your outfit. It was developed by Hong Kong`s lab for artificial intelligence in design.
JEANNE TAN, PROFESSOR, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY: We have used a polymer optical fiber with textile-based yarns. So when you touch it, you
can see that the hand field is just like any ordinary knitted fabric. So it actually is very soft and very tactile.
LU STOUT: The lab creates intelligent textiles using a type of AI, which trains computers to interpret information from images. The clothing is
embedded with a tiny camera that uses AI algorithms to generate different colors. The wearer can control the garment using hand signals, mobile
devices or remote control, feeling blue, just give a thumbs up while an OK sign produces an earthy green color. Clothing like this certainly makes
quite a fashion statement, but the designer says it has more meaningful applications.
TAN: It`s a form of wellbeing for a lot of people, people with dementia, people with learning challenges. So it actually encourages their wellbeing
and gives them a sense of calm and also a very easy way for them to have engagement and direct response.
LU STOUT: And one researcher says intelligent textiles are more eco- friendly than wasteful fast fashion.
MIFFY YU, RESEARCHER, THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (through translator): When you purchase a clothing item with a style, you like, you
can change the items, colors due to this innovative material. This way you won`t end up looking like other people who may buy all the colors of a
style they truly adore. When they happen to fall out of favor with that style, they often discard all their clothing resulting in waste.
LU STOUT: A high tech and greener weight to be fashionable.
WIRE: Today`s story getting a 10 out of 10, a $3.99 cent Goodwill purchase turned into a hundred thousand dollars. That`s what happened when one
Virginia resident took a lucky trip to a thrift shop, finding a rare Italian piece of art, Desiree Montilla with CNN`s affiliate WWBT has more.
JESSICA VINCENT: The piece that we found together --
DESIREE MONTILLA, WWBT REPORTER: All across this shelf.
VINCENT: This piece I found in Florida at a -- a Palm Beach Goodwill.
MONTILLA: Jessica Vincent proudly displays her thrift store finds, a love growing as a child from her mom.
VINCENT: She loved to go to yard sales, tag sales, thrift shops, and just anywhere, where you could maybe get a bargain or find something old for a
MONTILLA: Back in June, Vincent and her partner were driving home from work on route one when they stopped by a Goodwill store in Hanover.
VINCENT: We went in and it was a little bit crowded.
MONTILLA: But among the crowd, this vase caught Vincent`s eye immediately.
VINCENT: As I got close to it, I could see that it was glass and that it was blown glass and that it was just beautiful. We go to the register and
the woman very, you know, she kind of just inspects it a little bit. She`s like $3.99. And I said, perfect.
MONTILLA: Vincent took her new treasure home, adding it to her collection and posted a picture of it on an art glass forum.
VINCENT: Pretty much right away, I got a lot of interest in people, you know, that`s a nice find.
MONTILLA: But one person recognized the markings telling Vincent this vase is made of high-end Murano Glass, a rare piece from Italy.
VINCENT: He knew who exactly what it -- who and what it was. And he said, that is a Carlo Scarpa Pennellate, and they are extremely rare.
MONTILLA: Months after phone calls and messages, Vincent put the vase up for auction selling for more than a hundred thousand dollars.
VINCENT: It`s like having a winning lottery ticket and not knowing the numbers. Because I just picked up something I loved, I didn`t pick it up
thinking, oh, this is going to be a really expensive item. I just picked it up thinking, oh, this is going to be beautiful on my shelf. I love it.
MONTILLA: The money from this sale will help Vincent pay for renovations at the old farmhouse she recently purchased.
VINCENT: With my partner, Naza we just started sort of a training farm and we need more fencing. We need heat in the house.
MONTILLA: A trip to the thrift store changing Vincent`s life.
VINCENT: It`s just very special, like I feel so fortunate.
WIRE: All right, we come to the end of the show, the best part of the show, though, you. This shout out goes to Puerto Rico, Mrs. Ems High School
class in Baldwin School in Bayamon. We see you. And how about those lions Mr. Kabay`s Class from right here in Houston, Texas, rise up.
Now tomorrow`s #Your Word Wednesday. So follow me @coywire on Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, put your unique vocabulary word in the comment section on
my most recent post and put your school, your mascot, maybe your teacher`s name in there. We`re going to work a winner into tomorrow`s show. Let`s get
it, y`all. I`m Coy Wire, and we are CNN 10.