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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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Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effect Judge grants stay after ruling Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, Obamacare stays in effect
WASHINGTON – A federal judge on Sunday said his decision declaring the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional will not take effect while the appeals of his ruling move through the courts. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor wrote in a 30-page court filing that while he believes the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals "is unlikely to disagree" with his ruling, he agreed to stay his decision because "man...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren forms exploratory committee for 2020 presidential run Sen. Elizabeth Warren forms exploratory committee for 2020 presidential run
WASHINGTON – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced the formation of an exploratory committee for a presidential run, making her the highest profile Democrat to formally move toward a bid for the White House in 2020. "If we organize together, if we fight together, if we persist together, we can win. We can and we will," Warren told supporters in a video posted online Monday morning. ...
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Ocasio-Cortez's rise leaves outgoing Democrat Claire McCaskill 'confused,' report says Ocasio-Cortez's rise leaves outgoing Democrat Claire McCaskill 'confused,' report says
Veteran Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill has expressed confusion, concern and well-wishes to the youngest woman ever elected to Congress — incoming congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. CNN reported the comments Monday as a part of an exit interview with McCaskill, the two-term Missouri senator who lost reelection in November. A CNN question about the highly-publicized rise of Ocasio-Cortez ...
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ICE drops off hundreds of migrants at Downtown El Paso bus station; shelters scramble ICE drops off hundreds of migrants at Downtown El Paso bus station; shelters scramble
Hundreds of migrants were dropped off at a Downtown El Paso bus station late Sunday night with no forewarning to area shelters, volunteers said. And more busloads of migrants were dropped off Monday and hundreds more were expected on Christmas Day. The dropoffs came days after a partial shutdown of the federal government because of a dispute over funding for President Donald Trump's planned bor...
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