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The Latest: US government shutdown prompts state to step in

NY Budget Battle-Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the federal government shutdown (all times local): 5 p.m. A U.S. government shutdown that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors has prompted the New York state government to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty...


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Sequel to Trump's first year opens with crises, unease

Trump One Year Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sequel to President Donald Trump’s first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations and crises. Trump’s drive to deliver quickly on campaign promises has given way to the sobering reality of...


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Mick Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown

Trump Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he’s been at the center of a government shutdown. But this time he is arguing against it and...


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At rally, Missourians and lawmakers praise Trump, slam McCaskill

On Saturday afternoon, roughly 100 people gathered outside the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City. Below the Thomas Jefferson monument, a bald, bearded man in a black hoodie and cargo shorts stood holding a massive wooden cross and a star-spangled banner. Josh Wagner, a contractor from...


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One year after inauguration, marchers find hope through unity in Columbia

Reproductive rights, health care, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights — these were among the variety of causes represented at the Solidarity Rally and March on Saturday. The Mid-Missouri Solidarity Network held the rally and march in downtown Columbia. The event was held on the...


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Republican lawmaker says he has spoken with FBI regarding Greitens

Updated at 7:35 p.m. JEFFERSON CITY • A Republican state senator said Saturday that he has spoken with the FBI about Gov. Eric Greitens and the chief executive’s campaign apparatus. Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, told the Post-Dispatch he has discussed with the FBI issues related to the governor’s...


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Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

Trump One Year Photo Gallery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bleak description of “American carnage.” A forceful rollback of his predecessor’s achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium. And that was just the first 24 hours. In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms...


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Democrats, GOP try to dodge blame for shuttered government

Budget Battle-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hours after shuttering much of the federal government, feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress spent Saturday dodging blame for a paralyzing standoff over immigration and showed few signs of progress on negotiations needed to end it. The finger-pointing played out in rare...


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Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolic

Budget Battle Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Symbols of American promise became emblems of American dysfunction on Saturday when a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration forced scores of federal government agencies and outposts to close their doors. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island turned away visitors in...


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Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdowns

Trump Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget chief Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn’t mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House. In both spots, he’s been at the center of government shutdowns. As a...


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