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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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Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

Manson Follower parole

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still...


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Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Manson Follower parole

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still...


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Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The federal government shut down for the first time in more than four years Friday after senators rejected a temporary spending patch and bipartisan efforts to find an alternative fell short as a midnight deadline came and went. Republican and Democratic...


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There's a strong case to make that Trump is a big reason why the government just shut

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The government is shutting down for the first time in more than four years, and President Donald Trump has spent days trying to lay the blame on the Democrats. Friday he tweeted: Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous...


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Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The government shut down early Saturday morning on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration after Congress failed to meet a midnight deadline to renew funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called a shutdown “100-...


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Government barrels toward shutdown as Senate vote falters

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congress stood on the brink of triggering the first federal government shutdown in more than four years Friday after senators appeared to reject a temporary spending patch and bipartisan efforts to find an alternative fell short as a midnight deadline...


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Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose. His family shared the news to 'save lives.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Tom Petty, the singer and guitarist whoseinfluentialmusic spanned four decades, died in October from an accidental drug overdose as a result of mixing medications involving opioids, his family announced Friday. A Los Angeles County medical examiner-coroner’s report...


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In spending fight, Republicans embrace Trump's hard-line stand on immigration

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Amid the chaos and confusion of Capitol Hill this week, one prevailing trend emerged: Republican leaders are embracing the party’s hard-line position on illegal immigration. While the battle over spending continues, GOP lawmakers have chosen to align with...


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Massive confusion spreads through federal bureaucracy ahead of shutdown deadline

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - As the federal government prepared to shut down late Friday, massive confusion spread throughout the bureaucracy as senior Trump administration officials painted radically different scenarios of whether basic governmental functions would continue or halt....


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