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Democrats and independents emerging from a closed-door meeting said they would vote to end a filibuster, clearing the way for passage of the legislation that would keep the government open through Feb. 8.
House members were told to await a possible vote this afternoon, raising the possibility that the shutdown would end after just three days.
The Fix
Analysis
Both parties have legitimate reasons to doubt that the other side’s words match up with its intentions, even after a deal paved the way to reopen the government.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) heads to the chamber for a procedural vote aimed at reopening the government. (AP)
The Fix
Analysis
They didn’t have much leverage in negotiations, but don’t expect their base to accept that explanation.
The adviser to President Trump holds an influential yet delicate role — a true believer in restrictionist immigration policies who is trying to broker a deal on behalf of a president with more flexible positions. But his approach has its critics as a standoff over border issues has helped fuel the government shutdown.
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This was Margaret McDaniel’s third shutdown. “I don’t care who’s shutting it down,” the 27-year employee of the Agriculture Department said. “I thought it was irresponsible every time.”
The court said officers had probable cause to make arrests and cannot be sued over arrests at a 2008 party that one justice called a scene of “utter Bacchanalia” because they have qualified immunity.
Gov. Larry Hogan’s offer is designed to give the state an edge over 19 competitors, including the District and Northern Virginia, in luring the retail giant to build a 100-acre campus in White Flint or another site in North Bethesda.
Capital Weather Gang
Don't be fooled by the 60-degree temperatures. Winter is not over, not by a long shot. Cold and somewhat elevated snow chances are likely to return in early February.
Going Out Guide
The Renwick Gallery is staying open until midnight on Friday to give visitors one more chance to see its exhibition of crime scene dioramas.
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Perspective
The animal rescue mission might seem frivolous given the human suffering on the island. But Puerto Ricans didn’t feel that way.
The publication ranked Victor Robles, the electric 20-year-old center fielder, No. 5. Slugging 18-year-old outfielder Juan Soto is No. 56. The two Dominicans were the only Nationals minor leaguers on the list.
The Fix
Analysis
The court threw out Republican-drawn congressional districts, forcing lawmakers to redraw less partisan ones in time for the November election.
The world’s rich fear that this current gilded age could be cut short by populism fed by middle-class anger.
The Fix
Analysis
The author of this one is Fox News Channel media critic Howard Kurtz.
The detention of Lucasz Niec appears to stem from two misdemeanor convictions 26 years ago.
The newly commissioned USS Little Rock got trapped by ice near Montreal on its maiden voyage to Florida.
The pope's remarks in Chile had caused widespread backlash among abuse survivors and even prompted criticism from Cardinal Sean O’Malley in Boston.
The Switch
Review
The media tycoon turned wellness entrepreneur wants to make it cool to occasionally detox — by using a new app called Thrive.
There's widespread perception among airlines and disability rights advocates that some fliers are taking advantage of federal law to bring untrained pets into crowded cabins.
6 takeaways from a study about teens' happiness and time spent online
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A night of female empowerment and firsts at the 2018 SAG Awards
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No, 'nearly 3 in 4' convicted of terrorism aren't foreign-born
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Watch Graham shuttle on the Senate floor as a shutdown loomed
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