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Catholic Charities serves up 53rd annual Christmas dinner
 
Catholic Charities serves up 53rd annual Christmas dinner

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada and more than 100 volunteers served 1,000 Christmas meals to Southern Nevada’s homeless and less fortunate. (K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal @kmcannonphoto)

Police release video of suspect in armed robbery
 
Police release video of suspect in armed robbery

Las Vegas police released video Monday in an effort to identify a man they said robbed a convenience store clerk at gunpoint last week.

Designers of Raiders Field Learn Lessons from Cardinals
 
Designers of Raiders Field Learn Lessons from Cardinals

The retractable grass in the future home of the Raiders will look largely like an updated and improved version of the field tray system used at State Farm Stadium, home of the Phoenix Cardinals. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Revisiting “Christ the King” sculpture
 
Revisiting “Christ the King” sculpture

A longtime admirer of the sculpture at Christ the King Catholic Community in Las Vegas shares her perspective. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal @bizutesfaye)

There’s a new ‘trump bump’ at the White House
 
There’s a new ‘trump bump’ at the White House

Journalists often crowd the White House briefing room expecting the latest news, but now the news is that many of the reporters are expecting.

Steve Holland: “There’s such a baby boom going on in the White House Press Corps that we are always on standby for delivering a baby if necessary.”

CBS’s Weijia Jiang. New York Post’s Marisa Schultz. The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker. Newsday’s Laura Figueroa.

They’re just a few of the White House correspondents who are with child or who recently gave birth.

Five more members of the White House Press Corps. delivered babies during Trump’s first two years: NPR’s Tamara Keith, CNN’s Pamela Brown, Fox News’ Kristin Fisher, CGTN’s Jessica Stone and NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe.

Others are shy of publicity or not yet showing.

But what’s behind this different kind of trump bump?

For one, the moms-to-be are professional women whose careers are in a secure moment as they feel their biological clocks ticking.

Another factor: political timing and family planning. There’s a short window between the 2016 and 2020 election cycles.

Then there’s the matter that being a political journalist is stressful, and, well, certain activities can help alleviate that stress.

Being pregnant in the White House briefing room definitely doesn’t make the job any easier, though.

There are just 49 seats – and it’s not as if competitors are quick to offer up their coveted chairs. At one point, Ronica Cleary tweeted she was “less than enthusiastic about the nature of a room full of people who avoid offering a seat to a woman who is 371/2 weeks pregnant.”

Even the press offices behind the press room are cramped.

With the baby boom, the Christian Broadcasting Network’s small office now doubles as a breast bumping room.

One journalist made headlines when she announced her pregnancy with an apparent jab at the president.

Weijia Jiang’s baby bump was showing at a September press conference.

When President Trump told her to “sit down,” she tweeted she couldn’t wait to teach her child that “when a man orders you to sit down because he doesn’t like what you’re saying, do anything but.”

Red Rock Canyon closed but accessible during partial government shutdown
 
Red Rock Canyon closed but accessible during partial government shutdown

The famed scenic loop of Red Rock National Conservation Area, which attracts tourists and climbers alike, was closed but accessible on Dec. 22, 2018, during a partial government shutdown forced by President Donald Trump. (Rio Lacanlale/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

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