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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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Global female empowerment marches enter second day

Womens March Seattle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested. Marches are scheduled in several cities, including Miami, Melbourne and Munich....


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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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Shutdown agreement! Trump is to blame.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Democrats and Republicans may disagree on spending levels and on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but they seem to becoming around to the same conclusion: President Donald Trump is a nightmare and largely responsible for the shutdown. Republicans won’t say...


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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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As women march a year after Trump's election, his approval with some men grows

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Thousands of women across the country marked the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration at rallies, marches and protests to remind the administration that many women still believe that his vision of a great America does not include them. Sen. Kirsten...


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A kingpin smuggled ivory tusks and rhino horns for years, police say. The suspect was

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Thai police have arrested a Vietnamese national who they say ran an international network that trafficked massive quantities of elephant ivory, rhino horn and wildlife, threatening the existence of already endangered species in Asia and Africa for years. Boonchai Bach,...


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