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President Trump cited the shutdown as a reason to cancel House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's previously unannounced trip to Afghanistan, a day after Pelosi suggested that he delay the State of the Union address because security personnel are working without pay.
Officials gave no assurances beyond two weeks' worth of payroll and said returning employees will still have to wait to receive any retroactive pay.
The House's formal disapproval of the plan came despite last-minute appeals by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. A similar measure narrowly failed in the Senate this week.
Paleontologist Randy Irmis and Tylor Birthisel, a lab manager, excavate dinosaur fossils at a site within the monument.
Paleontologist Randy Irmis and Tylor Birthisel, a lab manager, excavate dinosaur fossils at a site within the monument.
The Circle Cliffs region was removed from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
The Circle Cliffs region was removed from the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Cowboys cross a highway while moving cattle across public lands in Garfield County, Utah.
Cowboys cross a highway while moving cattle across public lands in Garfield County, Utah.
The Toadstool Hoodoos in Kanab, Utah, stand in an area that was removed from Grand Staircase-Escalante.
The Toadstool Hoodoos in Kanab, Utah, stand in an area that was removed from Grand Staircase-Escalante.
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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The four words of unredacted text in a new court document suggest that in February 2018, President Trump’s former campaign chairman was working on a peace initiative for Ukraine.
The comments by President Trump’s personal attorney came after a CNN interview in which he appeared to leave open the possibility that campaign aides conspired with Russia.
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