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The White House and congressional Democrats halted even the pretense of negotiations while the administration tried to ease the federal shutdown by rushing back thousands of workers, usually without pay. But it’s unclear how long the piecemeal approach will work.
Money for informants, corruption probes and drug purchases is drying up as officials start to worry about making mortgage payments and putting food on their tables.
President Trump cited the shutdown in canceling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Afghanistan, a day after she urged him to delay the State of the Union address.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was majority leader from 2014 until earlier this year and was majority whip for more than three years before that. (Matt McClain/The Post)
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) was majority leader from 2014 until earlier this year and was majority whip for more than three years before that. (Matt McClain/The Post)
A confrontation over King’s controversial statements tested whether House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, an easygoing Californian, was willing to take on a popular conservative and assert himself in the wake of sweeping GOP defeats in the 2018 election.
President Trump was counting on a mining boom when he cut Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante by almost half. But even the government officials charged with assessing those coal deposits say they are unlikely to attract investors’ interest.
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Jade Ryan, left, and Jasmine Ryan, sift through the rubble of their home in Magalia, Calif. on Dec. 11.
Jade Ryan, left, and Jasmine Ryan, sift through the rubble of their home in Magalia, Calif. on Dec. 11.
Several buildings at Ponderosa Elementary School were among those damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Several buildings at Ponderosa Elementary School were among those damaged or destroyed by the Camp Fire.
Ponderosa Elementary 5th-graders Destiny Hutchison, 10, and Maria Brodie, 10, do classwork at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary 5th-graders Destiny Hutchison, 10, and Maria Brodie, 10, do classwork at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary students leave sticky notes with descriptions of how they are are feeling on the white board at Durham Elementary School.
Ponderosa Elementary students leave sticky notes with descriptions of how they are are feeling on the white board at Durham Elementary School.
Some of the students and teachers made their escapes from the wildfire on a bus filling with smoke, teachers tearing up shirts to give students makeshift breathing masks. In the aftermath, officials attempted to re-create school as it had been, insistent that teachers and students remain together, even in makeshift classrooms far from home.
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Current and former officials voiced concern that militants could launch similar assaults as the Pentagon executes President Trump’s order to depart in coming months.
The remark came after Congress had adjourned for the week, but lawmakers reportedly exchanged insults as they fought over issues related to a bill to fund the government.
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The Belarusan self-proclaimed “sex expert” Anastasia Vashukevich, who claimed to have recordings shedding light on the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, was taken into custody after being deported from Thailand.
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