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Shutdown looms as Republicans seek short-term spending deal for government

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Chances of a government shutdown grew Monday as Republicans concluded that they would be unable to...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2018. There are 347 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 18, 1943, during World War II, Jewish insurgents in the Warsaw Ghetto launched their initial armed resistance against Nazi troops, who eventually succeeded...


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They argued that prostitution is a constitutional right. Nice try, said federal court.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Supreme Court’s 2003 ruling in the case Lawrence v. Texas is one of its best-known in recent memory. In a 6-3 decision, the justices invalidated every remaining sodomy law in the United States, rendering the country’s archaic and largely unenforced bans on same-...


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Energy 202: Trump administration is sidelining science boards, new report says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. As both president and candidate, Donald Trump has made headlines for rejecting some ideas widely agreed upon among scientists, such as the notion that humans are warming the planet. Trump Cabinet officials have, in turn, rolled back rules meant to curb the release of...


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US stock indexes edge lower in early trade; oil prices slide

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U.S. stock indexes edged lower in early trading Thursday, pulling back slightly from the market’s latest record highs. Losses by health care stocks and other sectors were outweighing gains by technology companies. Energy stocks also fell as crude oil prices declined. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard &...


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Trump hotel reviews now flooded with a certain expletive on Yelp

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In the past week, hundreds of one-star reviews have flooded the Yelp page for the Trump International Hotel in Washington, describing the establishment as a “shithole.” Similar negative reviews with the expletive have popped up on the Yelp pages for Trump hotels in...


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South's slow-motion freeze leaves vexing blanket of snow

Winter Weather Georgia

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The deep freeze that killed 10 people and shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday, but several states were still dealing with the lingering effects of the slow-moving storm that dumped up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) of snow in central North Carolina. The snow had...


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The Latest: Much of New Orleans under boil water advisory

Winter Weather Georgia

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on winter weather in the South (all times local): 10 a.m. Residents in much of New Orleans awoke to news that they should boil tap water before drinking it. Thursday’s boil advisory is the latest complication from severe winter weather. The city’s Sewerage and Water...


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Short-term budget would give Trump sweeping power to secretly change intel spending

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The budget extension lawmakers must vote on by Friday evening to avoid a government shutdown will, as written, give President Donald Trump the power to secretly reshuffle money the administration spends on intelligence programs for the next month -...


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Canada's female coach chasing 5th straight Olympic gold

Canada Coach Hockey

Laura Schuler always wanted to coach hockey. A member of Canada’s first women’s national team, she just never thought she would get the chance to coach her nation’s team on the world’s biggest stage. She was wrong. Schuler is the first former national team player to coach the Canadian women. On a...


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Trump upends GOP strategy to avoid shutdown with call to settle childhood insurance

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Trump upended the GOP’s strategy to avert a shutdown early Thursday when he declared that an extension of a federal health insurance program for children “should be part of a long term solution” and not a stopgap spending plan. That directly...


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