Officials said a review of the agency's various funding accounts identified enough money to pay a half-month of payroll. They gave no assurances beyond that and said returning employees will still have to wait to receive any retroactive pay.
The Trump administration separated thousands more migrant children from their parents at the U.S. border than has previously been made public, according to an investigative report, but the federal tracking system has been so poor that the precise number is hazy.
Pamela Smart starred in the first gavel-to-gavel broadcast of a murder trial in U.S. history. It was a seamy tale of blood and lust, and it ended with her receiving a life sentence. Today, people still write her letters and prominent feminists have come to her aid. What is her enduring appeal?
Political polarization in the antiabortion movement has worsened in recent decades, just as it has with the country as a whole. According to polls, however, politicians are much more polarized than regular Americans.
The place to which a compass needle points is shifting toward Siberia at a pace of 30 miles a year. But the partial government shutdown has stalled an update to the World Magnetic Model, an important tool for navigation.