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Pentagon to send more active-duty troops to southwest border Pentagon to send more active-duty troops to southwest border
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon will send a fresh deployment of active-duty troops to the southern border at the request of officials from the Department of Homeland Security. Late Monday, the Pentagon also announced that deployments of active-duty troops would extend through September. The new contingent of troops will include combat engineers to fortify border crossings and aviation units to he...
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Government shutdown sets record as longest in U.S. history. When will it finally end? Government shutdown sets record as longest in U.S. history. When will it finally end?
WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown is now the longest in American history. The shutdown entered its 22nd day on Saturday, surpassing the previous 21-day record set in late 1995 and early 1996 during the Clinton administration. Nine federal departments and several smaller agencies – one-fourth of the federal government – remain closed as the standoff barrels into its fourth week wit...
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Donald Trump makes several misstatements during tour of U.S.-Mexico border in Texas Donald Trump makes several misstatements during tour of U.S.-Mexico border in Texas
During a trip to the U.S-Mexico border on Thursday, President Donald Trump twice claimed that more people are being caught illegally crossing the southern border than ever before. "We're apprehending more people than ever apprehended before," Trump told a group of law enforcement officials and local leaders during a round-table discussion in McAllen, Texas. "Never so many apprehensions ever ...
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Trump walks out of meeting with congressional leaders, considers declaring emergency at border Trump walks out of meeting with congressional leaders, considers declaring emergency at border
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump walked out of a negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday and said he might declare a national emergency at the border after Democrats refused to yield to his demands for money for a border wall. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Trump abruptly ended the White House session after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she...
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Crash safety to craft beer: Shutdown impacts US in surprising ways Crash safety to craft beer: Shutdown impacts US in surprising ways
Mike Yohannes has run a food stand in downtown Washington, D.C., for the past 20 years, surviving economic downturns while selling hot dogs, candy bars and an assortment of other edible items. But the latest government shutdown could be the death knell for his business. With foot traffic markedly down at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 11th Street where he operates, Yohannes said sales...
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The government shutdown is tied for third longest on record – with no end in sight The government shutdown is tied for third longest on record – with no end in sight
WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall reached a milestone Sunday, now tying for the third longest on record without any end in sight because of bitter negotiations. As President Donald Trump insisted that the border wall dispute was a "very important battle," his aides indicated that he wouldn't cave on his demands. White House press secretary Sarah San...
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National Park site located in Trump hotel stays open despite government shutdown National Park site located in Trump hotel stays open despite government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) – Smithsonian museums are closed. There are no federal staffers to answer tourists’ questions at the Lincoln Memorial. And across the United States, national parks are cluttered with trash. Yet despite the federal government shutdown, a historic clock tower at the Trump International Hotel remained open Friday for its handful of visitors, staffed by green-clad National Park Service...
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Government shutdown enters third week and is poised become second-longest on record Government shutdown enters third week and is poised become second-longest on record
WASHINGTON – The partial federal government shutdown stretched into its third week on Saturday as President Donald Trump warned again that the standoff could last for a long time. Trump told Democrats during a contentious budget meeting on Friday that he is prepared to allow parts of the government to remain shuttered for months or even years if that’s what it takes to get the funding he wants ...
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Bernie Sanders apologizes to women who allege sexist treatment during his 2016 presidential campaign Bernie Sanders apologizes to women who allege sexist treatment during his 2016 presidential campaign
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told CNN on Wednesday night that he did not know about sexual harassment and pay disparity allegations during his 2016 presidential campaign. Allegations from multiple women who worked on Sanders' campaign surfaced Wednesday in the New York Times. Former supporters told the Times that his campaign did not adequately address incidents of sexual harassment, sexist mist...
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No new tone for Donald Trump, as he attacks McChrystal and 'haters' No new tone for Donald Trump, as he attacks McChrystal and 'haters'
WASHINGTON – Whether it's mocking "haters" or attacking retired four-star general Stanley McChrystal for criticizing him, President Donald Trump served New Year's Day notice Tuesday that he is not soothing his aggressive tone. "'General” McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama," Trump tweeted on the first day of the new year. "Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lo...
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