Shutdown deadline
At least nine Democratic senators who supported the last stopgap measure said they will oppose another short-term deal that would keep the government open through Feb. 16. The House planned to vote Thursday night, and the Senate could act shortly thereafter.
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A funding lapse would mark the first time in U.S. history that there has been a government shutdown, with federal employees furloughed, when one party controlled both Congress and the White House.
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In the year since President Trump’s inauguration, Washington Post photographers explored what unites Americans through portraiture and audio interviews. What values and beliefs are shared in a country often described as polarized? In 102 conversations in every state plus D.C., seven themes emerge — and they reveal that what binds us is as powerful as what divides us.
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Excerpts from the interviews
“Everybody is equal. We all bleed the same blood.”
— Michele Shultz, 50, of Charles Town, W.Va.
“When I moved here, I finally understood what freedom was.”
— Yoyo Ferro, 31, of Atlanta
“Helping each other is the biggest thing.”
— Andrew Castro, 31, of Hot Springs, Ark.
“If we treat each other as a family, things would be a lot better.”
— Blake Smith, 21, of Sykesville, Md.
“To me the American Dream is living in peace.”
— Ivan De La Torre, 26, of Los Angeles
“You never know what somebody is going through.”
— Rashelle Flores, 28, of Whitsett, N.C.
“It’s eclectic. Once you’ve met an American, you’ve met one American.”
— Ferial Pearson, 39, of Ralston, Neb.
“You got to carry your own light with God’s help, because this is a dark tunnel.”
— Billy Clifton, 65, of Tupelo, Miss.
“I admire what we stand for. I’m for the flag and the whole nine yards.”
— Ken Irwin, 71, of Custer, S.D.
“Hope keeps us united.”
— Tina Gregg, 45, of Caryville, Tenn.
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The criminal cases against Larry Nassar are nearing an end, with a marathon sentencing hearing where 101 of the more than 130 girls and women who’ve accused Nassar of abuse are expected to speak. Nassar faces a 60-year federal term for child pornography crimes.
The Debrief
On his trip to Pennsylvania, the president followed a path blazed by his White House predecessors by mixing campaign politics with official presidential business. Government watchdogs have raised red flags over such dual-purpose jaunts and who pays for them.
President Trump privately fumed after White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly said that Trump’s views on a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border had “evolved.”
The online retail giant released a list of regions in the United States and Canada that it is considering for its second headquarters that could support as many as 50,000 future employees. The list includes major metropolitan areas as well as a slew of smaller communities.
The service members brought foreign women into a secure area without registering them. The military’s decision to reprimand the troops brought to a close an embarrassing incident for the White House Communications Agency.
Cheyenne Rose Antoine pleaded guilty to killing Brittney Gargol and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Gargol was killed by strangulation, and a belt found at the scene matched the one Antoine wore in a photo that Gargol posted hours earlier.
A new office will help protect doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who decline to participate in care that goes against their moral or religious convictions.
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