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    Government Shutdown Takes Effect After Senate Talks Fail

    Government Shutdown Takes Effect After Senate Talks Fail

    The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking...

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  • Friday, Jan 19, 2018

    Poll: Record Share of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Trump

    Poll: Record Share of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Trump

    President Donald Trump ends his first year in office with 39 percent of Americans approving of his job performance, according to the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll — the lowest mark in the...

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  • Nassar

    Friday, Jan 19, 2018

    'Your Time Is Up': Olympian Aly Raisman Faces Ex-Doctor

    'Your Time Is Up': Olympian Aly Raisman Faces Ex-Doctor

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman stood in a Michigan courtroom Friday to face the disgraced sports doctor who she and more than 100 other athletes have said molested them, testifying in an impassioned speech...

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  • shutdown

    2 hours ago

    What Won't Get Done During a Government Shutdown

    What Won't Get Done During a Government Shutdown

    Although Congress failed to pass a spending bill by midnight Friday, the government won't actually close. But there's plenty that won't get done now that hundreds of thousands of federal employees are barred...

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  • 2 hours ago

    Lawmakers Point Fingers Over Failure to Prevent Shutdown

    Lawmakers Point Fingers Over Failure to Prevent Shutdown

    Republicans and Democrats, predictably, blamed each other in the early hours of Saturday for the failure to prevent a federal government shutdown. Many government agencies had to cease operations when...

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  • pope francis

    Friday, Jan 19, 2018

    Pope Shocks Chile by Accusing Sex Abuse Victims of Slander

    Pope Shocks Chile by Accusing Sex Abuse Victims of Slander

    Pope Francis accused victims of Chile's most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its...

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  • torture

    Friday, Jan 19, 2018

    Former Classmate of Tortured Child Recalls Him as 'Famished'

    Former Classmate of Tortured Child Recalls Him as 'Famished'

    A former college classmate of one of the 13 tortured children said she will never forget the young man who wore the same clothes every day and never looked anyone in the eye.

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  • 23 minutes ago

    Shutdown Is 1st Since 2013, But Not Exceptional

    Shutdown Is 1st Since 2013, But Not Exceptional

    President Donald Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan by midnight Friday, triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government. Government shutdowns are unusual but not...

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  • 27 minutes ago

    Women Will March Again With Aim to Become a Political Force

    Women Will March Again With Aim to Become a Political Force

    Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government...

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  • government shutdown

    2 hours ago

    Analysis: Emboldened Democrats Take a Risk on a Shutdown

    Analysis: Emboldened Democrats Take a Risk on a Shutdown

    Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink. In forcing a showdown over immigration — and triggering a...

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