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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2018. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women.”...


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India accuses Pakistan of fresh attacks on Kashmir frontier

India Kashmir Pakistan

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian officials said Pakistani troops opened fire Saturday along their volatile frontier in Kashmir, killing two civilians and a solider in the latest escalation of violence in the disputed region. Indian police said Pakistani soldiers were targeting Indian border posts and...


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Thai police arrest suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking

Thailand Wildlife Suggling

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia’s illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in the northeastern border province of...


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Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

Manson Follower parole

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still...


World

Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lake

BANGALORE, India (AP) — Thousands of Indian troops battled for hours a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake, causing panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore, the army said Saturday. Nearly 5,000 soldiers swung into action on Friday after the fire threatened a...


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Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

Manson Follower parole

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still...


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Funding for government lapses as short-term spending bill stalls in the Senate

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The federal government shut down for the first time in more than four years Friday after senators rejected a temporary spending patch and bipartisan efforts to find an alternative fell short as a midnight deadline came and went. Republican and Democratic...


World

Analysis: Trump support carries rewards and risks for Israel

Israel-Trump Effect Analysis

JERUSALEM (AP) — From recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to cutting aid to Palestinians, President Donald Trump has given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the unprecedented gift of strong U.S. alignment with a nationalist Israeli government. With the two leaders in sync personally and...


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There's a strong case to make that Trump is a big reason why the government just shut

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The government is shutting down for the first time in more than four years, and President Donald Trump has spent days trying to lay the blame on the Democrats. Friday he tweeted: Not looking good for our great Military or Safety & Security on the very dangerous...


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South Korea asks North to explain canceled visit

South Korea Koreas Tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Saturday requested North Korea to explain why it abruptly canceled plans to send a delegation over the weekend to prepare for a visit by an art troupe during next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon said...


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