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Thousands were ordered back to their offices to process refunds without pay during the shutdown, but hundreds have received permission not to work because of financial hardship, and union leaders expect the number of absences to surge as part of a coordinated protest.
The 800,000 federal workers expecting to miss a second paycheck are an extreme example of a tactic the president has used repeatedly: He threatens a calamity and insists he’ll address it only if his adversary capitulates to a separate demand.
Trump supporter Don Wegman, right, and Guy Jones, a Native American, exchanged phone numbers to meet for coffee after the protest. (Andrew Spear for The Post)
Trump supporter Don Wegman, right, and Guy Jones, a Native American, exchanged phone numbers to meet for coffee after the protest. (Andrew Spear for The Post)
Jenny Dieter, left, confronts Nick Boschert, a supporter of the students in the video. (Andrew Spear for The Post)
Jenny Dieter, left, confronts Nick Boschert, a supporter of the students in the video. (Andrew Spear for The Post)
Protesters gather outside the Catholic Diocese of Covington. (AP)
Protesters gather outside the Catholic Diocese of Covington. (AP)
Sleepy Eye LaFromboise beats a drum as diocese member Nathaniel Hall, right, prays the rosary. (Andrew Spear for The Post)
Sleepy Eye LaFromboise beats a drum as diocese member Nathaniel Hall, right, prays the rosary. (Andrew Spear for The Post)
After a viral video and a presidential tweet put a group of Covington students in the national spotlight, their Catholic school was shut down Tuesday because of security concerns, and demonstrators gathered outside the diocese.
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The request comes after a federal judge said Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross broke a “veritable smorgasbord” of federal rules by ordering the citizenship question to be added to the 2020 Census.
At the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, the former senator and secretary of state was asked what he would say to the president if he were seated next to him. After hesitating, Kerry said he'd tell Trump: "Resign."
The Vermont Democrat was rebuked by critics who pointed out that his tweet neglected America’s long history of slavery.
In court records from her divorce proceedings, the Iowa Republican said that she turned down the president "knowing it wasn’t the right thing for me or my family."
Farmers in India are incensed as growing numbers of stray cows — considered sacred in Hinduism — threaten crops. So to force government action, they've been locking the animals in schools.
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