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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.”...


World

IOC says North Korea to have 22 athletes in 5 Olympic sports

South Korea Koreas Tensions

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — A Korean unity deal for the Pyeongchang Olympics will bring 22 North Korean athletes across the border to South Korea, where they will march as one under a unification flag at the opening ceremony and compete together in one sport. In the most symbolic agreement...


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US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

Womens March Philadelphia-5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Demonstrators from Los Angeles to New York marched in support of female empowerment and denounced President Donald Trump’s views on immigration, abortion, LGBT rights and women’s rights on Saturday, the anniversary of his inauguration. People marched in Casper, Wyoming, and...


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Jay Beagle wants to win every faceoff. The goal is simple but the nuances aren't.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Without all those hours spent cramming and crouching and creating an enduring belief that the Washington Capitals’ best chance to get the puck is off his stick, Jay Beagle probably wouldn’t have been on the ice with 17 seconds left in a tie game against...


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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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At the nation's parks, the confusing reality of the government shutdown's first day

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. - Jay Brown and Michelle Tukel picked a surreal weekend to visit sprawling Joshua Tree National Park. They arrived from Detroit to find the Southern California desert covered with a morning dusting of snow, and it was - briefly -...


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A familiar partisan ritual takes on new meaning in the Trump era

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Though federal shutdowns have become a depressingly familiar ritual of American politics, the current one was born of a newer, more toxic dynamic - one in which the old partisan arguments about the size and role of government have been supplanted by a...


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Video shows a police captain hitting his wife at a bar, reports say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Even without sound, it’s clear the man and woman in the grainy surveillance video are upset with one another. While seated at a bar, the couple’s conversation - punctuated by sharp hand gestures - seems to become increasingly animated, until the man reaches out and...


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GOP congressman removed from Ethics Committee after misconduct settlement reported

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - A Republican congressman was removed from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday after it was reported he used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle a misconduct complaint by a former staffer. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa., who denies wrongdoing,...


World

Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in Romania

APTOPIX Romania Protests

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Romanians on Saturday protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption. Protesters briefly scuffled with riot police as they massed in Bucharest’s University Square....


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