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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

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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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The Health 202: How the government shutdown could affect health care (or not)

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The government shutdown isn’t over the Affordable Care Act this time. But depending on how long it lasts, there will be ripple effects on health care as the Department of Health and Human Services sees half its workers furloughed. Happy third day of the...


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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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This NASA spacecraft will get closer to the sun than anything ever before

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Shortly after NASA was established in 1958, the nation’s top scientists compiled a list of missions they thought the brand-new space agency should pursue. The proposals were heady, considering at that point only three satellites had ever been launched. Researchers...


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This NASA spacecraft will get closer to the sun than anything ever before

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Shortly after NASA was established in 1958, the nation’s top scientists compiled a list of missions they thought the brand-new space agency should pursue. The proposals were heady, considering at that point only three satellites had ever been launched. Researchers...


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SAG Awards: Aziz Ansari is a no-show, James Franco attends, and 'Three Billboards' wins

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For the third time in two weeks, a group of movie and television stars gathered for an award show Sunday night - and quite a few of the same celebrities won again. At the SAG Awards, voted on by members of the Screen Actors Guild, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing,...


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10 Things to Know for Today

Israel Pence

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SENATE VOTE MAY TEMPORARILY END GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN Democrats could agree to a three-week spending measure, until Feb. 8, in return for a Republican commitment to address immigration policy...


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Women and independents drive advantage for Democrats ahead of midterm elections, Post-ABC

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Strong support from women and independents is fueling Democrats’ large early advantage ahead of this year’s congressional elections, a sign that two groups that have recoiled from Donald Trump’s presidency will play a decisive role in November, according...


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Pan Am pilots' claim for restitution from Lockerbie bombing fund is rejected

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. An attempt by pilots of Pan American World Airways, the once-dominant airline victimized by the 1988 mid-air bombing of Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, cannot recover money from a $1.5 billion fund created by Libya to compensate victims of the bombing, a...


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