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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 21, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army launched a full-scale assault against the U.S. combat base in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in a siege lasting 11 weeks;...


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Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military pay

NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers stationed near the Syrian border that the Trump administration would demand that...


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In Trump era, immigration debate grows more heated over what words to use

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Lars Larson, a conservative radio host in Portland, Oregon, who supports President Donald Trump, uses the phrase “illegal aliens” on his nationally syndicated talk show to describe immigrants living in the country unlawfully. “I think it’s a way to define a problem,”...


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Shutdown could hurt Democrats seeking re-election in Trump states

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Sen. Robert Casey Jr., a Pennsylvania Democrat facing re-election this year in a state that narrowly voted to put Donald Trump in the White House, was the sort of senator Republicans hoped would vote against their bill to fund the government late Friday....


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Trump launches new round of partisan attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pressured Congress on Sunday to end a government shutdown that reached its second day amid deep uncertainty over whether Democrats and Republicans could soon break an impasse to restore federal funding. Trump praised Republicans for...


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Global female empowerment marches enter second day

Womens March Seattle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — More demonstrations in support of female empowerment are planned around the world Sunday, a day after a host of marches and protests, several of them massive, marked the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Marches are scheduled in cities including Miami,...


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Poll: Public is optimistic about economy, critical of Trump, split on issues

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Americans have reached a split-screen assessment of the state of the country at the end of President Donald Trump’s first year in office, expressing the most positive views about the economy in nearly two decades while giving Trump historically low approval, according...


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Amid government shutdown, military becomes major front in political battle

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The U.S. military faced a variety of consequences as a result of a federal government shutdown Saturday, with U.S. troops working at least temporarily without pay, thousands of civilian employees furloughed and Republicans and Democrats alike saying that their...


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Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown's first day

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders in both parties refused to budge publicly from their political corners Saturday on the first day of the government shutdown, avoiding direct negotiations and bitterly blaming each other for the impasse in speeches. President Trump...


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A woman called the 'serial stowaway' sneaked past airport security - again - and flew to

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Marilyn Jean Hartman is infamous. For years, law enforcement agencies in several states have known her for her seemingly endless and bizarre habit of getting on planes without a ticket, a boarding pass or a passport. The 66-year-old with short, white-blond hair was...


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