Bills

With no apparent indications of a breakthrough in the Senate to avoid a government shutdown, the Capitol is illuminated in Washington, Friday evening, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 19, 2018 - 11:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government careened toward shutdown Friday night in a chaotic close to Donald Trump's first year as president. An eleventh-hour effort to stave off the shutdown for four weeks appeared to fall well short in the Senate, and lawmakers preemptively traded blame as the midnight...
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Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 19, 2018 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 11 p.m. Senate Democrats appear to have derailed a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown set to begin as soon as the calendar flips to Saturday. Friday's late-night vote means at least a short...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, accompanied by his Press Secretary AshLee Strong, right, walks to the Capitol Building from the Capitol Visitor's Center, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 9:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House on Thursday passed an eleventh-hour plan to keep the government running. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, left, as he arrive at the Pentagon, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Vice President Mike Pence, is second from left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, is right, (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 18, 2018 - 9:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the debate over immigration and the budget (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Senate Democrats would support a "very short-term" government-wide funding bill to avert a shutdown. The New York Democrat says his party would accept a stopgap...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., heads to a meeting at the Capitol in Washington. Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives instead of private buyers. The provision from Thune and John Hoeven, R-N.D., surfaced in the final days of the debate over the tax bill, which President Donald Trump signed last month. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
January 18, 2018 - 3:01 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell their crops to cooperatives rather than regular companies. Lawmakers say they didn't intend to give a competitive advantage to co-ops. But...
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January 18, 2018 - 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill renewing a critical foreign intelligence collection program has cleared the Senate. The vote Thursday was 65-34 to reauthorize a program dubbed the "holy grail" because it lets U.S. spy agencies conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad. The House has already passed...
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Protesters with a Ukrainian national flag burn tires while clashing with police during a rally outside the Supreme Rada in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. At least one policeman has been injured and several protesters have been detained during scuffles outside the Ukrainian parliament to protest a new law governing the areas in the country's east under separatist control. (AP Photo/Andrew Kravchenko)
January 18, 2018 - 7:13 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's parliament has passed a bill on the "occupied" territories in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists. The bill approved Thursday after raucous debates designates the areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions as "temporarily occupied" by "aggressor...
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January 18, 2018 - 3:11 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Department of Corrections commissioner says he doesn't want drone delivery to become one of the many ways prisoners get things they're not supposed to have. The Telegraph of Macon reported Tuesday that Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Gregory Dozier told...
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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses to look to a video monitor as he appears on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Kelly says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. Kelly says in an interview with Baier that "there's been an evolutionary process that this president's gone through" on issues ranging from Afghanistan to his promised Southern border wall. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
January 17, 2018 - 8:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's views on immigration and building a wall along the Mexico border have evolved since his presidential campaign, the White House chief of staff said Wednesday. Those changes are giving some people hope that a compromise with Congress on the thorny issue is...
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FILE- In this Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 file photo, Macedonia's President Gjorge Ivanov speaks during a media conference after talks with his Serbian counterpart Tomislav Nikolic, in Belgrade, Serbia. Macedonia’s president on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 vetoed a law making Albanian the country’s second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
January 17, 2018 - 6:10 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's president on Wednesday vetoed a law making Albanian the country's second official language, describing the legislation as unnecessary and unconstitutional. Macedonian lawmakers approved the bill last week in a parliamentary vote boycotted by the main opposition...
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