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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., walks back to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders arrives for the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 22, 2018 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to make himself part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight. Trump told allies over the weekend that he hated being on the...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., center, walks with other members of Congress to the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, to begin a vote on a short term spending bill to reopen the government. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 22, 2018 - 6:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Prominent immigrant advocacy groups are skewering Democratic senators for relenting in a fight that linked immigration changes to continued government funding. The youth group United We Dream says Senate Democrats who...
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January 22, 2018 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Whip Steve Scalise has returned to the Capitol following surgery this month as he recovers from injuries suffered during a shooting rampage at a baseball practice last June. The Louisiana Republican told reporters Monday he was "feeling great" after the Jan. 10...
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January 22, 2018 - 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, is likely a go. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that if "all things go as expected" with reopening the government, the delegation will travel Tuesday and the president will...
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January 22, 2018 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump's trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, appears to be on. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that if "all things go as...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, trucks are uploaded at the Emirates SkyCentral of the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The U.S. aviation security agency says it has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of airline cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries to prevent a terrorist attack. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the order was prompted by "persistent threats to aviation." The five countries are Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
January 22, 2018 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks...
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the chamber with fellow Democrats for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2018 - 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader McConnell...
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In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, the property, left, in Washington, where a late-night party that turned a vacant home into something resembling a strip club. The Supreme Court is siding with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a bash at a vacant home. The Supreme Court ruled Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, that police had sufficient reason to arrest the partygoers. It threw out an award of $680,000 plus attorney fees to some revelers who sued. The case stems from a 2008 party at the District of Columbia duplex. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
January 22, 2018 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided Monday with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a 2008 bash at a vacant home that had been turned into a makeshift strip club. The high court ruled that police had sufficient reason to make arrests at the raucous party, which took place in...
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The dome of the Capitol Building is visible at left of a closure sign that is posted outside of the Library of Congress during a government shutdown in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 22, 2018 - 12:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government shutdown has effectively cleaved the federal workforce in half, sowing confusion and frustration among hundreds of thousands of affected workers, including some who reported to work Monday only to turn right back around. "I'm on the shelf," Rusty Payne, a furloughed...
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