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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

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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While Yellowstone's staff was furloughed, a snowmobiler got too close to Old Faithful

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Tourists on a commercial snowmobile broke park rules by driving too close to Yellowstone National Park’s iconic Old Faithful geyser Sunday, park officials confirmed, at a time when most staff was furloughed during the partial government shutdown. In an interview...


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Five people missing after explosion at Oklahoma drilling site

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Five people are missing after an explosion at an Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, according to news reports. The explosion happened just before 9 a.m. Central time in northeast Pittsburg County, according to the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office. County officials...


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Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

DALLAS (AP) — Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels. Businesses that install solar-power systems are benefiting from a glut of cheaper...


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Energy and technology companies lead US stocks higher

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy and technology companies are advancing Monday as U.S. stocks continue to rise, and smaller companies reversed some early losses after the Senate reached a short-term deal to end the government shutdown. High-dividend stocks are also up as bond yields hold steady. Yields had...


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Amazon opens store with no cashiers, lines or registers

Amazon Go Store

SEATTLE (AP) — No cashiers, no lines, no registers — this is how Amazon sees the future of in-store shopping. The online retailer opened its Amazon Go concept to the public Monday, selling milk, potato chips and other items typically found at a convenience store. Amazon employees have been testing...


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Senate breaks budget impasse, paving way for government to reopen

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats bowed to pressure to reopen the government Monday, joining Republicans in backing an immigration and spending compromise that was quickly denounced by liberals and immigration activists. Roughly 60 hours after the federal government first...


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Senate moves to end shutdown, sets up immigration fight

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The Senate moved to end the U.S. government shutdown after three days by advancing a temporary spending bill and agreeing to consider a politically charged immigration proposal that promises another intense partisan fight within weeks. The impasse broke Monday as Democrats...


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Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — 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. The Democratic-controlled court, which said that the...


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Fans Behaving Badly: Pats, Eagles bring out worst in fans

Jaguars Patriots Football

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers. Sure, the Minnesota Vikings fans who walked through hostile enemy territory that would set the...


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