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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 Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2018. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission;...


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Del Toro's 'Shape of Water' lands a leading 13 Oscar nods

Oscar Nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards. “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman ever...


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Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter and a leading voice in the anti-apartheid movement

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Hugh Masekela, a South African trumpeter and singer who formed a musical bridge between two continents, mixing American jazz with African folk in records that made him an early avatar of world music and a joyful standard-bearer of his country’s anti-apartheid movement,...


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Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few...


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Latest: Fire chief praises calm reaction after Alaska quake

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada’s British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 4 a.m. The fire chief of a popular Alaska cruise ship port city says there was no panic as residents reacted to...


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Tsunami warnings lifted in some areas after massive quake off Alaska

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A tsunami warning was lifted Tuesday for a stretch of Pacific Coast from Washington to Alaska after a major undersea earthquake hit southeast of Kodiak, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in some coastal areas had urged people to seek higher ground....


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National Tsunami Center cancels tsunami warning after Alaska quake, but tsunami advisory

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — National Tsunami Center cancels tsunami warning after Alaska quake, but tsunami advisory remains for part of the state.


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Chelsea Manning showed up at a far-right pro-Trump bash, infuriating the far-left

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Hours after hundreds of thousands of pink-hatted marchers pounded down New York streets to protest President Trump’s first year in office, a different sort of one-year anniversary party kicked off in a Hell’s Kitchen nightclub last Saturday. The “A Night for Freedom”...


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10 Things to Know for Today

APTOPIX Budget Battle

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ALASKA EARTHQUAKE PROMPTS TSUNAMI WARNING The temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 off Kodiak Island prompts a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and British...


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Hawaii governor didn't correct false missile alert sooner because he didn't know his

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Minutes after the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency mistakenly sent a missile alert at 8:07 a.m. on Jan. 13 - terrifying residents and visitors across the state - some officials, such as Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, rushed to Twitter to reassure everyone it was a...


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