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This government shutdown is historic for one big reason

The deal was reached after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged that it was Republicans' "intention to take up legislation here in the Senate that would address DACA, border security and related issues, as well as disaster relief".

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Patriots elect to wear white in Super Bowl LII

As the AFC champion and designated "home" team for Super Bowl 52 , the New England Patriots have elected to wear their "away" jerseys - white tops - against the Eagles February 4th in Minneapolis. In the Eagles' locker room, he saw promise. CONTAINING GRONK: Coach Doug Marrone has seen plenty of Rob Gronkowski dating back to his stint as Buffalo's head coach.

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U.S. slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines, photo voltaic panels

As for solar panels, which will face tariffs as high as 30%, exports to the USA are likely to decrease by 10-30%. While it may sound like good news for American manufacturing, experts say only two USA -based manufacturers actually make solar panel parts while thousands of other companies buy and install them.

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Afghanistan: 8 Dead in Assault on a Luxury Hotel in Kabul

A wounded security guard receives help after being rescued from Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel on Sunday. A server named Haseeb told Afghan TV's Tolo News that two of the six Taliban thugs sauntered up to him at the height of the state-owned hotel's dinner rush at 9 p.m.

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Budget shutdown shutters Bay Area parks, tourist attractions

Congress still has until the end of Friday to fund the government , but Republicans, who the majority of people blame, again , for Congress's inability to keep the lights on, are trying to temper the backlash by keeping the national parks open .

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US Senate Votes on Funding Bill

Trump on Sunday urged senators to change the chamber's rules to a simple majority - and work instead on a long term spending bill. Trump kicked off Monday morning by accusing Democrats of playing to the "far left base". "But when you get into a Monday, this is a real shutdown now", McCarthy said. The 10 a.m. ET, closed-door Democratic caucus meeting will define the day.

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White House doctor: Trump is medically fit to serve

Called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment , it is created to detect early signs of memory loss and other neurologic functions - and Trump had a flawless score, the doctor said. Ronny Jackson , characterized the president's health as " excellent ", but like the majority of Americans, Trump is overweight and he doesn't get enough exercise.

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United States government shuts down after spending bill falters in Senate (Third Lead)

The Senate has scheduled a showdown vote for 10 p.m. EST on preventing a federal government shutdown . Republicans sought more time for talks, but Democrats refused. According to the news site Axios , White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters parks will remain open - they weren't during the 2013 shutdown - and the Post Office and the TSA are still open.

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Amazon narrows list of 'HQ2' candidates to 20

Savage said when you see some cities "spending big gobs of money" that didn't make it, Halifax was "wise" to do what it did. She said South Florida also has 375,000 college students. The list is not confined to US states, with Toronto also considered as a major contender. "There have been impacts of Amazon's growth that we can't ignore and we can't say that's Amazon's fault".

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Nintendo Labo: DIY cardboard accessory kits announced for Switch

Add your Nintendo Switch console to power it up and hold a recital, catch a fish, or win a race. The Japan-based company finally launched their latest console system in 2017, the Nintendo Switch, earning virtually unanimous praise from critics and consumers alike.

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Here are 5 things that happen in a government shutdown

Officials of the Customs and Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and US Citizenship and Immigration Services will remain on the job checking and processing people entering the country by land, sea and air. For instance, all national parks are closed and Medicare can not accept new applicants. For example, contract shutdown costs and startup costs once the shutdown is over, the costs of stopped or terminated subcontracts, or even the increased costs of performing contracts not ...

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Congress inches closer to government shutdown

On Thursday evening White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said it was "unlikely" a deal could be brokered on immigration by the time the current spending resolution runs out on Friday. "That would not play well for Republicans", McCaul said. In the end, a majority of the hardline House Freedom Caucus chose to support the bill, helping get it across the finish line, after apparent pledges from GOP leadership to hold votes in the near future on a new year-long defense funding bill and a ...

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White House: Dems Using 'Sh*thole' Comments To Stall On Immigration

The furor Trump ignited with his reported use of a vulgarity about African nations in a meeting with lawmakers last week about DACA consumed the Sunday talk shows just days before the federal government is due to shut down absent a fresh congressional spending bill.

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Clock Ticks Down to Possible US Government Shutdown

Those shifting accounts have now proved to be the defining part of a still unresolved effort to keep the government open. "We're still optimistic that we can" get a deal done, Sanders said . Many members of the Freedom Caucus, a band of roughly 30 conservative hard-liners, are anxious that the CR will hurt the military. And Republicans have their own interest in making sure a lapse in government funding doesn't occur, particularly when they control all the levers of government.

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Hopes for immigration deal fade

But there are also disagreements over how to proceed within the Republican Party, which holds majorities in both the Senate and House of Representatives. Eric Camacho, a DACA recipient since 2013 plans to graduate in May of this year with a master's degree in software engineering with a concentration in cyber security, said people who don't support DACA should listen to the stories of Dreamers to understand the difficulties that undocumented immigrants have to go through.

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Arizona group again helping immigrants renew DACA status

McCaul and some other Republicans contend that Democrats will watch their strategy backfire politically if they are perceived to have held government funding hostage for DACA recipients. But even in the most lopsided groups, there are members from the other side scattered through the membership - Republicans outside the urban centers of Democratic states and Democrats representing cities and liberal enclaves of Republican states.

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Q2 Weather: Sunny but cold

Austin could see.22 inches of snow and.04 inches of ice. "Widespread snowfall totals of 1-3" plus are expected across the I-20 and I-30 corridors and everywhere in between (the area in dark blue on the snowfall accumulations map below). Lows tonight will range from the low to mid-20s along and southeast of Interstate 65 to upper teens to around 20 northwest of the interstate, the weather service said.

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Wednesday afternoon winter storm update

West Tennesseeans woke this morning to its first round of precipitation in the form of sleet and a second round of precipitation is falling now as snow. 11, according to the National Weather Service. There is a slight risk for 4 inches of snow late Friday and Friday night. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Winter weather is expected Thursday night and into Friday morning for parts of Arkansas.

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Democratic leaders face internal mutiny over DREAMers deal

Sens. Jeff Flake R-Ariz. and Dick Durbin D-Ill. They've got juice. And you needed something to blow up before a real deal could come together. One of the Democratic senators at the meeting, Dick Durbin of IL, confirmed on Twitter that Trump used the term "shithole".

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Pastor Moore speaks on Rev. Martin Luther King in Davenport

Martin Luther King , Jr., the BLM invites families to spend the day together enjoying America's rich public lands heritage", said Brian Steed, BLM Deputy Director. l use those words advisingly, I understand how powerful they are". Because of the marches that Dr. King led, our children can attend schools of their choice, live in communities of their choice, and become entrepreneurs in fields wherein they are certifiable.

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TPS ending for Salvadorans; families at risk

The introduction of Coffman's legislation comes after the Trump administration announced earlier this week that it would end the TPS designation for more than 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador who have lived in the USA since at least 2001.

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Duke grad students protest proposed GOP tax plan

With this proposed tax hike, the waived tuition would also be counted as taxable income . Hundreds of UC Berkeley graduate students gathered at Sproul Plaza on Wednesday to loudly protest a piece of the Congressional Republican tax bill that they say would push many of them into higher tax brackets and jeopardize their education.

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500 served at Trinity Lutheran meal

Barber thanked the numerous local vendors who donated food. Spearheading the meal preparation for the past decade was Marvin UMC member Mary Eashpreparation, Eash, who said the church has partnered with Grovetown United Methodist Church for the past three or four years.

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Expect To Spend More Green On Christmas Trees This Year

Because some trees can take several years to reach maturity, we're just starting to see the consequences. "I've done this since I was a little kid. I wouldn't be scared to buy one before Thanksgiving ", the spokesman added. "Nobody sells every tree they have on their farm". She said their mountain supplier is fully stocked and they receive a new delivery once a week.

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Central and western Massachusetts Girl Scouts: "Our focus is girls"

KHAN: She contends the Girl Scouts are not anxious about their own group, but about what's best for girls. "We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children".

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NRA says 'additional regulations' are required on rapid-fire devices

The gun attachment that mimics automatic gunfire is a little-known device called a " bump stock " that was not widely sold. Democrats, meanwhile, have argued that Congress should legislate on the gun accessories. Better for them to talk about the issue when no-one cares about it. Those bills are now shelved indefinitely. An expanded background check bill passed the Legislature that year, but was vetoed by Republican Gov.

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Pa. gerrymandering lawsuit may be too late for 2018 elections

It is instructive that the phrase "partisan gerrymandering" - the drawing of district lines by one party to disadvantage the other - is a redundancy. Smith was betting that Kennedy would be more likely to strike down the Wisconsin gerrymander on free-speech grounds, rather than on an equal-protection basis.

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What is a 'bump stock'? How easy is it to get one?

The shooter reportedly committed suicide as police attempted to enter his room. To use the bump stock device, a shooter must apply constant forward pressure with the non-shooting hand and constant rearward pressure with the shooting hand, according to the ATF .

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Two Canadians Are Among Those Killed In The Las Vegas Shooting

Then the phone rang again. All the while, she kept in touch with McIldoon's mother and girlfriend. The west Edmonton restaurant worker, who grew up in Jasper, Alta., had made attending the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas a tradition.

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Court falling into political thicket — George Will

Arnold Schwarzenegger , who led efforts to move California's redistricting process to a nonpartisan commission, drew a phalanx of photographers. "We still have a shot on the current map, but if we have fair maps, we could see real progress", Post said .