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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 Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2018. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women.”...


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Trump, GOP leaders refusing Democratic demands as shutdown continues

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., remained in regular contact Saturday afternoon about a possible solution to the government shutdown that began at midnight, the first time a furlough of federal employees has...


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From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

2018 Sundance Film Festival - Respect Rally Park City Womens March Utah

People participating in marches in U.S. and worldwide walk in support of female empowerment, denounce President Donald Trump's views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights, women's rights.


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From Shreveport to Seneca Falls, a march for female power

Womens March Philadelphia-5

NEW YORK (AP) — People participating in marches in the United States and around the world walked in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women’s rights on the anniversary of his inauguration. Tens of thousands of them...


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Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

Missouri Governor Affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he described as a months-long “consensual relationship” with his former hairdresser....


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House Republicans are unusually united that the shutdown is Democrats' fault

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - One by one, the rank-and-file House Republicans exited their closed-door huddle Saturday morning and stuck to the same script: Their position was strong, and the Senate minority leader was to blame for the government shutdown. “This is a Chuck Schumer...


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Turkey attacks US-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - With airstrikes and artillery fire, Turkey on Saturday defied U.S. appeals and opened a long-anticipated offensive on Afrin, an enclave in Syria for Kurdish militias backed by the United States. Turkish officials have framed the offensive as part of a wider...


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Gunmen attack Inter-Continental Hotel in Kabul

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. KABUL - At least four gunmen stormed a major international hotel complex in the Afghan capital Saturday, touching off gun battles and sending guests and staff fleeing for cover, officials and staff said. There were no immediate reports on the extent of casualties from...


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Congressional hopefuls talk opioid crisis in Maryland

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. FREDERICK, Md. - The candidates forum had the feel of a group-therapy session at times, as three of six Democrats running for an open congressional seat shared stories of close relatives who overdosed on opioids. A brother-in-law. A nephew. A father. “In the next 10...


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Correction: Women's Marches story

In a story Jan. 19 about women’s marches, The Associated Press misidentified the city of Portsmouth as New Hampshire’s state capital, which is Concord. The story also said 1 million marched around the world in rallies protesting President Donald Trump’s inauguration; global crowd estimates were in...


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