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Disputes Threaten 'Dreamer' Deal and Shutdown

Senators worked Tuesday to salvage a bipartisan plan to protect ‘Dreamers’—young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents—as the divide grew over an immigration deal seen as key to avoiding a government shutdown this…

The Errant Click Behind Hawaii's Mistaken Missile Warning

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The Hawaii state employee who accidentally sent out an alert warning residents about a missile strike faced a screen of links, two of them nearly identical. He clicked the wrong one.

Police Investigating Criminal Charges in Vegas Shooting

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Authorities are investigating possible criminal charges related to the October shooting massacre in Las Vegas, police said Tuesday.

Arctic Cold Front Brings Bitter Cold to Southern States

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Schools closed and road conditions turned hazardous in the Southern U.S. on Tuesday as an arctic cold front moving from Texas to Maine promised severe winter weather conditions.

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Bannon Declines to Answer House Panel's Questions in Russian Inquiry

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Steve Bannon, a once-close confidant who is now estranged from President Donald Trump, declined on Tuesday to answer some questions from Congress despite being subpoenaed while he was giving testimony.

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States, Activists Challenge FCC Rollback of Net-Neutrality Rules

State attorneys general and internet activists filed legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent rollback of Obama-era internet regulations, launching a legal battle that could go on for years.

Trump Meets Kazakh Leader in White House Visit

President Donald Trump hosted Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at the White House on Tuesday, the first visit by a leader of Kazakhstan since 2006.

White House Doctor Calls Trump's Health 'Excellent'

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President Donald Trump is in “excellent” health and scored a perfect result on a cognitive assessment, the White House physician said Tuesday in revealing results from a recent examination.

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Does Arizona Want Joe Arpaio? On the Campaign Trail With Sheriff Trump Pardoned

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The U.S. Senate campaign of Joe Arpaio, known for his hard line on immigration, could test whether the political atmosphere in the state has shifted since the former Arizona sheriff was the focus of the national immigration debate.

Shutdown Deadline Looms as Congress Deal Remains Elusive

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A firestorm ignited by President Donald Trump’s remarks last week has imperiled lawmakers’ ability to reach a deal on immigration and spending levels, according to congressional aides, as a possible government shutdown looms at week’s end.

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With Fireworks, Washington Returns to the Core Trump Agenda

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If there were three signature Donald Trump issues during the 2016 presidential campaign—ones he stressed repeatedly at rallies and in debates—they were immigration, trade and infrastructure, Gerald F. Seib writes. And so far the Trump…

Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Alleges Sexual Abuse by Team Doctor

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Pay for Some New York Private School Chiefs Nears $1 Million

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Compensation for the heads of some elite private K-12 schools in New York City is nearing $1 million.

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Aloha to All That: Hawaii Missile Alert Pierces Peaceful Paradise Image

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Checking In: Report Lists Dozens of Groups That Used Trump Properties

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A new report documents 64 politicians, interest groups, corporations and entities affiliated with foreign governments that used Trump-branded properties in the past year.

Under Trump, the Business World Notches a Net Success

The tax overhaul that President Trump signed into law last month capped a year in which his initiatives on taxes, regulation—and many of his public pronouncements on the economy—have been broadly welcomed by business, even though his…

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U.S. Plans New Nuclear Weapons

The Pentagon is planning to develop two new sea-based nuclear weapons to respond to Russia and China’s growing military capabilities, according to a sweeping Defense Department review of nuclear strategy.

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New Jersey's Next Governor Prepares To Take the Reins

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On Tuesday, Phil Murphy is scheduled to take the oath of office to become New Jersey’s next governor. He then will face the tricky task of implementing his progressive agenda in a state that has little money to spare.

Tuesday, Jan 16

Utility Jobs Lost as New Power Plants Need Fewer Workers

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Monday, Jan 15

U.S. Warned Kushner About Wendi Deng Murdoch

U.S. counterintelligence officials in early 2017 warned Jared Kushner that Wendi Deng Murdoch, a prominent Chinese-American businesswoman, could be using her close friendship with Mr. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, to further China’s…

GOP Senator Says Trump Didn't Use Crude Term to Describe African Nations

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Straddling Disasters: As It Digs Out, a California Town Braces for More Rain

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More rain is forecast for Thursday in Montecito and officials are balancing rescue efforts from one disaster with the need to plan for the next one.

U.S. Reviews Emergency-Alert System After Hawaii Mishap

A false warning over an incoming ballistic missile rattled Hawaii on Saturday, exposing what officials say are troubling shortcomings in the network.

Sunday, Jan 14

U.S. to Resume Accepting DACA Renewal Requests

The Trump administration said it would resume accepting renewal applications for the ’Dreamers’ program, bowing to a federal court ruling that blocked an effort to end the Obama-era program.

Historic Shed Cause of Rift Between Canada-Maine Border Towns

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An old historic fishing shed was unlodged during a snowstorm in Maine and floated into Canada. Now there is a feud across the border of two towns

Trump Signals Openness to North Korea Diplomacy

President Donald Trump suggested in a WSJ interview that he has developed a positive relationship with North Korea’s leader despite their mutual public insults, signaling a possible new openness to diplomacy after months of escalating…

For Evangelicals, a Change of Heart on Immigration

Evangelical groups that stayed silent during a push for an immigration overhaul in 2006 are now furiously lobbying the president and Congress to agree on a deal.

Saturday, Jan 13

Trump Dims Prospects for 'Dreamers' Deal With Crude Remark

The fate of young undocumented immigrants was in doubt and the odds of a government shutdown appeared to be growing in the wake of Donald Trump’s dismissal of “shithole countries” in Africa and his rejection of a bipartisan proposal to aid…

How Many Missing? California Struggles to Grasp Scope of Mudslide Disaster

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Four days after a rainstorm caused hillsides in Montecito to crumble on communities already grappling with the aftermath of wildfires, officials and residents are struggling to absorb the scope of this new tragedy.

Campaign to Recall Judge in Brock Turner Case Clears a Major Hurdle

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Friday, Jan 12

This Flu Season Is Severe, and Far From Over

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This flu season is one of the worst in recent years, and the CDC is urging Americans to get vaccinated, even though the shot may not fully protect them.

Academia's #MeToo Moment: Allegations of Groping, Lewd Comments and Rape

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An anonymous, crowdsourced spreadsheet, created as part of a survey on “Sexual Harassment in the Academy,” quickly grew to include about 2,000 allegations of sexual harassment at universities in the U.S., Europe and beyond.

Economists Credit Trump as Tailwind for U.S. Growth

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Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal say President Donald Trump has had generally positive effects on U.S. economic growth, hiring and the performance of the stock market during his first year in office.

Puerto Rico Orders Probe of Power Gear Stockpiled During Rebuild Effort

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Puerto Rico’s governor asked local justice officials to investigate allegations that critical power grid supplies were stockpiled instead of put to use rebuilding the U.S. territory’s infrastructure following a devastating recent hurricane.