Watch Trump aide, ‘Meet the Press’ host get in heated debate over inauguration crowd

In a sometimes heated interview, a top aide to President Donald Trump says crowd size at an inauguration doesn’t matter. Kellyanne Conway told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that it was unfair for the media to report that Trump’s inauguration was smaller than President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Prior to his inauguration, Trump predicted his inauguration would have “an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout.”   Conway said she believes the threat of rain might have deterred supporters and said, “I don’t think ultimately presidents are judged by crowd sizes at their inauguration. I think they are judged by their accomplishments.” When


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Italy avalanche: Survivor tells of 58-hour ordeal – BBC News

Media captionSurvivors pulled from avalanche hotel after two days One of the survivors of the avalanche at Rigopiano hotel in central Italy says she ate ice and snow to quench her thirst during a 58-hour ordeal. Georgia Galassi, 22, is one of nine people to have been pulled alive. Rescuers say they are hopeful more survivors may be found from 24 still missing. Five bodies have been found. Officials say the avalanche – weighing some 120,000 tons – hit the hotel with a speed of about 100km/h (60mph). Bad weather has slowed rescuers. Interactive See the impact of the avalanche