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Extra shirts hang inside of a senator's vehicle as the Capitol dome is reflected on Capitol Hill as a bitterly-divided Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 20, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government. ___ WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS FIGHTING ABOUT?...
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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 20, 2018 - 12:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The final Senate vote on a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown is in, and it's 10 votes short. Friday's late-night vote means a government closure is under way. There have been no clear...
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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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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
January 19, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is making his fourth visit to Israel, returning to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top...
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File-This Dec. 15, 2016, file photo shows Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. speaking with reporters after meeting with then President-elect Donald Trump, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 19, 2018 - 9:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. The purported Russian activity involves the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, a reference to a secret congressional report...
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Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen Pence, left, waves to anti-abortion supporters and participants of the annual March for Life event, during a reception in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
January 19, 2018 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to the Middle East (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence has departed for the Middle East, despite the looming threat of a government shutdown. Pence took off Friday night on a trip that will take him to Egypt, Jordan...
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Hawaii Gov. David Ige answers questions during a hearing in Honolulu, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Lawmakers want to learn the circumstances of an emergency alert mistakenly sent over the weekend that warned island residents and visitors of a ballistic missile attack.(AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher).
January 19, 2018 - 9:01 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard's top commander said Friday he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a false alarm two minutes after it went out statewide. But the governor didn't tell the public until 15 minutes later. Maj. Gen. Arthur "Joe" Logan told state lawmakers at a hearing...
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January 19, 2018 - 5:17 pm
A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and enthusiasm into political force. The 2017 rally in...
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FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, traffic makes it's way across 42nd Street in New York City. Motorists would have to shell out $11.52 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan under a new proposal commissioned by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ease traffic congestion and raise vital funds for mass transit. Trucks would pay even more — $25.34 — while taxi cabs, Uber rides and for-hire vehicles would be charged between $2 and $5 per ride. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
January 19, 2018 - 4:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A proposal to charge motorists nearly $12 to drive into the busiest parts of Manhattan provoked protests and complaints even before it was released Friday, though there are signs the idea of congestion pricing is quietly gaining momentum in the nation's largest city. London,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference in Union Beach, N.J. In a Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, court filing, the government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury on Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 19, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him. Federal prosecutors told a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that they will seek a retrial of the Democratic senator, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November...
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