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First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the…

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Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an…

Saturday, Jan 20

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Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the…

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As parties battle over shutdown, Trump collects blame on Twitter

Reuters / Politics

(Reuters) - As midnight neared on Friday and the U.S. government barreled toward a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats sought to apportion blame for the deadlock with a battle of social media hashtags.

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U.S. government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second year of Donald Trump's presidency began on Saturday with the U.S. government in shutdown mode while lawmakers gathered in hopes of finding a compromise that would fund federal agencies.

As Trump heads to Davos, survey points to rising risk of war

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The risk of political and economic confrontations between major powers, including outright military conflicts, has risen sharply, according to a survey released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) days before its annual gathering in Davos.

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U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations.

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U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its operations.

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Trump's dealmaker image tarnished by U.S. government shutdown

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For President Donald Trump, this weekend was supposed to be a celebration.

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Government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, although high-level negotiations continued.

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U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline.

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U.S. military puts 'great power competition' at heart of strategy: Mattis

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting priorities after more than a decade and a half of focusing on the…

Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

Reuters

(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not politically motivated,…

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With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a…

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Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

Reuters

(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home in November has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not politically motivated, officials said…

U.S government shutdown would increase Pentagon's weapons costs

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple with a government funding crisis.

In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.

Friday, Jan 19

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No deal reached as Schumer, Trump meet to avert government shutdown

Reuters / Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday to search for ways to avert a U.S. government shutdown, but Schumer said afterward that disagreements remained as…

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UPDATE 2-Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

Reuters / Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.

In year of drama and chaos, Pence quietly advances conservative agenda

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the run-up to President Donald Trump’s decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Vice President Mike Pence, a conservative Christian who had long advocated for the move, did something he does…

U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in November.

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U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion…

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Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a court spokeswoman…

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.

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House Democrat Pelosi hopeful Schumer finds Trump-backed immigration bill

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday she hopes that Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will be able to determine what kind of immigration bill President Donald…

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would…

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U.S. health agency to issue religious objection regulation

Reuters

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned…

Thousands in Washington await Trump address to anti-abortion rally

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump will become the third sitting U.S. president to address anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, highlighting his shift in recent years from a supporter of women's access to…

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In Russia, Trump inauguration euphoria leaves lasting hangover

Reuters / World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A year ago on Saturday, Russian nationalists partied in central Moscow to celebrate Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States.

Pentagon puts countering China, Russia at center of U.S. defense strategy

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the heart of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting American priorities after more than a decade and a half of…