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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 Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1968, the fast-paced sketch comedy program “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered as a weekly series on NBC-TV. On this date: In 1498, during his third...


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Pence tells Israel US Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence on Monday told Israel’s parliament that the U.S. Embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, ahead of schedule, receiving a rousing ovation as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest and thrown U.S....


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The Latest: In Israel, Pence calls Iran nuke deal 'disaster'

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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence is calling the Iranian nuclear deal a “disaster” and says the Trump administration will no longer certify it. Instead, Pence told the Israeli parliament on Monday that...


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The Daily 202: Government shutdown foreshadows a 2018 of inaction and gridlock

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The failed efforts this weekend by moderates to end the government shutdown underscored how poisoned the well has become. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell postponed a largely symbolic vote that was scheduled for 1 a.m. so that his members wouldn’t need to sit...


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Facebook says it has fallen short on foreign meddling to influence presidential election

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Facebook said Monday that it has fallen short in keeping the social media network from becoming a medium for foreign meddling to influence the U.S. presidential election. New blog posts written by Facebook executives appear to be the most critical self-assessment yet...


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Hector Cuper to leave Egypt after this year's World Cup

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt coach Hector Cuper is likely to leave the team after the World Cup. Egypt national team manager Eihab Laheita says the Argentine coach has received several job offers, but declined to be more specific. Since taking over in 2015, Cuper led Egypt to qualification for the World Cup...


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The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on 17 more North Koreans

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea’s participation in the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 9 p.m. The European Union has slapped travel bans and asset freezes on 17 North Koreans accused of illegal trading activities and side-stepping sanctions imposed on Pyongyang over its...


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Why other countries don't have government shutdowns

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected to stay home this week, after the Senate was unable to reach a deal Sunday night to end the government shutdown which began three days ago. This may not be the first time in recent history that funding for...


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Afghanistan struggles to maintain a treacherous mountain trade route

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SALANG PASS, Afghanistan - The road that traverses this lofty mountain pass is the only direct route between Kabul and Afghanistan’s northern provinces. Since the age of Alexander the Great, it also has been the main trade route between South and Central Asia....


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Ex-soccer star George Weah to take office as Liberia's president

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. Former soccer star George Weah will take office as the new president of Liberia with pledges to fight widespread poverty and revive the economy of the small West African nation that was hit by the worst-ever Ebola crisis only a decade after ending a protracted civil war. Weah...


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