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Women’s March 2018: Thousands of Protesters Take to the Streets

Demonstrators gathered on Saturday at rallies across the country. Progressive women hope to translate their enthusiasm into electoral victories in the midterm elections.

The Women’s March Became a Movement. What’s Next?

Women’s marches drew more than a million people a year ago. This time around, they come amid a broader cultural challenge to men’s power and privilege.

Trump Appointee Resigns and Apologizes for Racist Comments

Carl Higbie stepped down from the Corporation for National and Community Service after CNN revealed his disparaging remarks about black people, Muslims and others.

Who’s to Blame for the Shutdown?

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The House and Senate reconvened for a rare Saturday session, hoping to find a way to restart the flow of funds after much of the federal government shut down, while Republican and Democratic leaders blamed each other for the stalemate.

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Bitter Bickering Muddies the Path to Ending the Government Shutdown

With the government shut down and the two parties faulting each other, senators from both parties were looking for an agreement to end the crisis.

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Patrick Meehan’s Response to The Times’s Article on His Settlement for Misconduct

Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, released this statement in response to an article about a settlement using public funds for misconduct.

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The Longer It Lasts, the More a Shutdown Could Hurt the Economy

The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the American economy much, but that could change if the impasse drags out.

Open, Closed or Something in Between: What a Shutdown Looks Like

The vast machinery of the federal government began grinding to a halt, but much of the bureaucracy will stay in motion for a while.

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Patrick Meehan, Congressman Combating Harassment, Settled His Own Misconduct Case

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Representative Patrick Meehan, a Republican member of the House Ethics Committee, used taxpayer money to pay a former aide who had seen him as a father figure before he made unwanted advances.

Women’s March 2.0

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A year after millions of women protested President Trump, marchers are gathering again across the country and the world.

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Yes, People Really Are Eating Tide Pods. No, It’s Not Safe.

An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said.

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The Look: Where the Real Los Angeles Meets the Dream

On Sunset Boulevard, two Californias — the lived place and the one seen on screen — run parallel for 22 snaking miles.

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Approaching Shutdown:Scenes From the Capital

This week, only the tours went according to plan.

Senate Leaders Speak After Government Shuts Down

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Shortly after midnight, Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer made statements blaming the opposing party for failing to reach an agreement to fund the government.

Government Shuts Down as Bill to Extend Funding Is Blocked; Senate Adjourns for the Night

The government shut down at midnight after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a spending bill in time.

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Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in Senate

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Senators from both parties were scrambling for a new deal to reopen the government quickly, possibly just hours after the midnight deadline passed.

Shutdown, Supreme Court, Menendez: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Saturday, Jan 20

Neighbor to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge in Attack on Rand Paul, Lawyer Says

Rene A. Boucher of Bowling Green, Ky., is expected to plead guilty in federal court, where prosecutors will seek a sentence of up to 21 months, his lawyer said.

A New Report on the Las Vegas Gunman Was Released. Here Are Some Takeaways.

The report detailed Stephen Paddock’s internet searches for SWAT procedures and his complaints of pain. It did not provide a motive.

Baltimore Fires Another Police Commissioner, After Record High Murder Rate

Baltimore’s crime problem has a host of seemingly intractable causes. Will an insider be able to fix what an outsider could not?

Friday, Jan 19

A Problem for Republicans Fighting to Keep California House Seats: Trump

California, with its vulnerable Republicans in Congress, is ground zero for the Democratic plan to take back the House. President Trump may be making those efforts easier.

Cities’ Bizarre Bids to Be Amazon’s New Home

In seeking a home for its second headquarters, Amazon winnowed a list of 238 candidates to 20 finalists, including Atlanta, Nashville and Miami.

California Girl’s Escape From ‘Human Depravity’ Led to Rescue of 12 Siblings

After a teenager successfully alerted the authorities to her family’s dark secret, her parents, David A. Turpin and Louise A. Turpin, were charged with dozens of counts of torture and abuse.

Trump Gives Health Workers New Religious Liberty Protections

The Trump administration announced a new “conscience and religious freedom” office to protect health workers who object to providing abortions or some types of contraception.

Thursday, Jan 18

In the Great Lakes, They’re Battling Ice, and Time. Take a Look.

With temperatures dipping, ice accumulating, and a deadline looming to close locks, ships race in January to get where they are going on the Great Lakes.

Aziz Ansari and the #MeToo Debate

A sexual-misconduct allegation against the comedian Aziz Ansari adds a new dimension to discussions of dating norms and consent.

Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Stole and Sold His Rare Wines, U.S. Says

Prize bottles of wine valued at more than $1.2 million were surreptitiously sold, prosecutors said.

Wednesday, Jan 17

Prosecutors Had the Wrong Man. They Prosecuted Him Anyway.

The wrongfully convicted have tried, and failed, to hold the New Orleans district attorney’s office accountable for breaking evidence rules. Now a lawsuit is citing 45 examples.

Colleges Brace for Tumult in 2018 as White Supremacists Demand a Stage

Public universities grapple with balancing freedom of expression — even hate speech — with providing safe campuses.

Horror for 13 California Siblings Hidden by Veneer of a Private Home School

David A. Turpin created the school at his nondescript home southeast of Los Angeles. But what the authorities found inside were his emaciated children chained to furniture.

For One Baltimore School, 7 Killings in Just 15 Months

The city is trying everything it can to reverse a soaring homicide rate. But its fundamental problems keep getting in the way.

Tuesday, Jan 16

13 Siblings, Some Shackled to Beds, Were Held Captive by Parents, Police in California Say

A 17-year-old girl escaped from her home in Riverside County, Calif., to report that her parents were holding their children against their will.

Sender of Hawaii’s False Alarm Is Reassigned, but Not Named

A state official says the employee who erred should not pay the price for a system that “made it too easy for a simple mistake to have very serious consequences.”

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Children Speak Out Against Trump

In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.

One Year After Women’s March, More Activism but Less Unity

Women’s March Inc., which organized the event in Washington, has encouraged more protests. But a new group is focused on winning elections, especially in red states.