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Trump lauds 'big win' after Dems 'cave' on shutdown, Schumer criticized

President Trump late Thursday struck an optimistic tone on Twitter, praising Republicans for a “big win” after negotiating through a 69-hour federal government shutdown after Democrats voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations.

World

US ambassador takes freezing dip in Russia for shot at diplomacy

In an effort to ease tensions and spur diplomacy with Russia, U.S. Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. stripped down to nothing but black swimming trucks before taking a dip in the icy waters of a Russian river over the weekend.

Politics

Hawaii governor took long to post on Twitter about missile alert because he forgot username, password

Gov. David Ige says he and his team took so long to post a message to social media about the recent missile alert being a false alarm because he didn't know his Twitter username and password.

Politics

Audio released of Rand Paul 911 call after neighbor's alleged assault

Authorities in Kentucky released audio of Sen. Rand Paul's 911 call Monday, in which the Republican reported that he "was assaulted by my neighbor" this past November.

Politics

A look back at every government shutdown in US history

The government has now shut down 19 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act in 1976.

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Tax victory set stage for House shutdown win

Who knew popularity helped in politics?

Politics

Puerto Rico to privatize island's troubled power company

Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that he is privatizing the island’s government-owned power company following decades of mismanagement, corruption and blackouts.

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More than 50,000 exchanged between FBI officials Strzok and Page, Sessions says

More than 50,000 texts were exchanged between two FBI officials who have come under fire for exchanging anti-Trump messages during the 2016 election, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed Monday.

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Amid government shutdown, here are the lawmakers who didn't receive a salary

While the government is shuttered, some lawmakers decided to forgo their paycheck or donated their salaries to charity.

Politics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg shocks Sundance crowd with her own #MeToo story

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has three words for the women who sparked the #MeToo movement: “It’s about time.”

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Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state's congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.

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Pence dismisses 'baseless' allegation that Trump had affair with porn star

Vice President Mike Pence is dismissing the allegation that President Trump had a past sexual affair with a porn star named Stormy Daniels by calling it “baseless.”

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Government shutdown: What's open, what's closed and what it means for you

As the federal government remains shuttered, here’s a look at what’s open and closed.

Politics

State Department spending $592,500 to 'explore gender identities of boys and men in Kenya'

The State Department announced a new $600,000 taxpayer-funded study that suggests "ideals of masculinity" in Kenya are contributing to terrorism.

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Sen. Doug Jones co-sponsors bill to pay military during government shutdown

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones is co-sponsoring an initiative that would ensure military service members receive their pay during the federal government shutdown that began on Friday.

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Trump's relationship with top Dems 'deteriorating' amid shutdown standoff

The relationship between President Donald Trump and top Democrats may be “deteriorating” as the two parties inched closer but ultimately fell short on an agreement that would have reopened the federal government before Monday.

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Trump calls for 'nuclear option' to end shutdown, McConnell signals no

President Trump suggested Sunday that Senate Republicans change chamber rules -- and resort to the “nuclear option” -- so that they can pass a long-term budget with a simple, 51-vote majority, amid their funding stalemate with Democrats that h

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Ryan orders ethics inquiry into Pa. lawmaker's reported use of taxpayer cash to settle misconduct case

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan has denied any harassment of an ex-aide. He will lose his seat on the ethics panel

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Alabama Dem Doug Jones votes with GOP on spending bill to avoid shutdown

Newly elected Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, in his most high-profile vote since taking office, was one five Democratic senators to vote overnight with Republicans on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.

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DC lawmakers dig their heels in, point fingers as government shutdown rolls on

Democrats and Republicans played the blame game for a government shutdown Saturday -- with both sides unable to come to an agreement on Democratic demands for language to protect illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

World

A show of solidarity around the world marks 2018 Women's March

Across the globe, people are hitting the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration, marching against his policies and in support of the #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment.

Politics

Maine town manager under fire for promoting white separatism, criticizing Islam

The town manager of a small community in northern Maine has come under fire for promoting white separatist views and making comments critical of Islam, it was reported Saturday.

Politics

First lady Melania Trump says first year has been 'filled with many wonderful moments'

Melania Trump tweeted on President Trump's one year inauguration anniversary.

Politics

Shutdown begins: Statue of Liberty, others closed as America feels impact of impasse

The impact of the government shutdown is already being felt across the country – including at the nation’s most famous monuments to immigration – as Washington lawmakers and officials rolled out plans to deal with the spending bill im

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