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At 12:01 a.m. ET Friday, the government's funding ran out - leading to a another government shutdown . Lawmakers in the House of Representatives were expected to endorse the bill in coming hours and end the hours-long shutdown . A short shutdown , or trouble in the House? Mr Mulvaney told federal agencies they should execute their contingency plans and instructed federal employees to report to work on Friday to "undertake orderly shutdown activities".
  • Funding bill clears US Senate amid shutdown drama, House next

    Funding bill clears US Senate amid shutdown drama, House next

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    The Senate will continue deliberating through the night with the hopes of sending a spending bill to the House at some point in the early morning hours. John Cornyn called Paul's gambit "grossly irresponsible" and stalked off the floor. Lawmakers have wrangled over the spending plan and other political demands from either side.
  • Trump urges Americans to vote Republican to cut deficit

    Trump urges Americans to vote Republican to cut deficit

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    But in an unexpected turn of events, the deadline was missed because Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul , objecting to deficit spending in the bill , engaged in a nine-hour, on-again, off-again protest and floor speech that leaders could not stop.
  • India trample SA again By

    India trample SA again By

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    Brief Scores: India 303/6 ( Virat Kohli 160 not out , Shikhar Dhawan 76, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 16 not out; J.P.Duminy 2/60) vs South Africa . He was given out leg before wicket to Kagiso Rabada before he had scored. The free-scoring de Villiers had bruised an index finger attempting to take a catch in the 63-run defeat in the third Test against the tourists here.
  • Sioux City in Winter Weather Advisory beginning 3 pm Thursday

    Sioux City in Winter Weather Advisory beginning 3 pm Thursday

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    Use extreme caution if you plan on traveling tomorrow before noon. Be prepared for reduced visibilities and hazardous travel conditions at times. "We'll still see light snow around, but definitely diminishing in intensity and becoming really light for Friday ".
  • How to watch the PyeongChang Games Opening Ceremony

    How to watch the PyeongChang Games Opening Ceremony

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    ANTHOLZ-ANTERSELVA, ITALY - JANUARY 21: Justine Braisaz of France competes, Anais Bescond of France competes during the IBU Biathlon World Cup Men's and Women's Mass Start on January 21, 2018 in Antholz-Anterselva, Italy. With any of these, you'll get a live stream of NBC's coverage for around $30-40 a month, depending on the package you select. According to the Olympic governing body, Russian athletes can participate in PyeongChang only on invitation by the IOC.
  • Senate Reaches Two-Year Budget Deal in Hopes of Averting a Shutdown

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    Republicans have said the bill would provide funding for military planners, who have been frustrated with Congress' lack of ability to pass a long-term spending bill . Republican aides confirmed the Senate is close to reaching a deal on spending caps, which could be voted on as soon as Tuesday evening. Conservative Republicans who want a more fiscally responsible agreement are unlikely to lend it their support, meaning votes from Democrats will be needed to pass it through the ...
  • United States senators agree to a bipartisan spending spree

    United States senators agree to a bipartisan spending spree

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    This includes an extra $ 80 billion in defense spending this year, some of which will trickle down to Fort Drum. But it comes at the price of leaving Dreamers in the lurch - and that could be a problem for the agreement in the House. Instead, minority leader Mr Schumer went with a deal that would reap tens of billions of dollars for other priorities while hoping to solve the immigration impasse later.
  • Rand Paul holding up vote to keep government open

    Rand Paul holding up vote to keep government open

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    The brief shutdown came at a sensitive time for financial markets, with world stock markets diving in the past week. " Rand Paul voted for a $1.5 trillion hole in the budget". In evening remarks on the Senate floor that lasted an hour, the senator from Kentucky said the bill would "loot the Treasury". House Speaker Paul Ryan, who backs the bill, predicted the Republican-controlled House would pass it.
  • Trump wishes disgraced aide Porter well

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    Lots of kind words from @POTUS in Oval abouthis departed aide Porter. And this isn't the first time we've seen reports about a possible West Wing reshuffle. There's plenty of material for Porter to at least draft a complaint. Porter resigned Wednesday after two of his ex-wives told the Daily Mail he had been physically and emotionally abusive during their marriages.
  • Congress Passed A New Government Spending Bill Amid Shutdown

    Congress Passed A New Government Spending Bill Amid Shutdown

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    Pence is set to lead the US delegation to the opening ceremonies of the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday evening. And if the Republican majority in the House can not pass this bill on its own, then the GOP will have to make the choice to either provide the necessary assurances that the House will debate legislation dealing with Dreamers or allow the government to shut down once again and let the voters decide who is to blame.
  • Dow, S&P 500 Dip Amid Volatility In US Stocks

    Dow, S&P 500 Dip Amid Volatility In US Stocks

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    The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index rose 13.9 points, or 0.24 per cent, to 5, 890.7 points while the broader All Ordinaries index lifted 13.7 points, or 0.23 per cent, to 5,995.2 points. Its shares sank $19.03, or 15.5 percent, to $104. Technology companies and banks were the big losers, with Microsoft and JP Morgan Chase both losing 1.7%.
  • U.S. govt shuts down second time as budget bill stalls

    U.S. govt shuts down second time as budget bill stalls

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    Earlier Friday morning, the Senate passed a massive, bipartisan budget agreement and spending bill to reopen the shuttered federal government. The rebellion that simmered among Republicans and Democrats over the bipartisan budget agreement boiled over when dogged Senator Rand Paul refused to allow the Senate to act expeditiously to pass the spending measure.
  • US Supreme Court declines quick congressional map appeal

    US Supreme Court declines quick congressional map appeal

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    Most observers bet that it will not happen by the deadline. In making its assessment, the court looked to the standards set by the state constitution to draw state legislative boundaries as a model for determining when USA congressional districts are constitutional.
  • Bitcoin Cash Leads Crypto Gainers, Litecoin & Ethereum Slump

    Bitcoin Cash Leads Crypto Gainers, Litecoin & Ethereum Slump

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    After several weeks of losses, things have certainly taken a turn for the better. Ripple has a total market cap of more than $79bn, and its price appeals to many, with one token costing as little as $2.05 at the time of writing, compared to $2,574.19 for Bitcoin Cash .
  • Trump frustrated with Hicks over Porter scandal

    Trump frustrated with Hicks over Porter scandal

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    Trump said: "We wish him well, he worked very hard". In April 2017, Trump said that Bill O'Reilly - who, it had recently been revealed, paid millions in settlements to five women who accused him of sexual or verbal abuse - "a good person" who should not have settled because "I don't think Bill did anything wrong".
  • US Senate reaches two-year budget deal

    US Senate reaches two-year budget deal

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    The measure now heads to the president's desk to re-open the government . "But I would say, really, primarily, this is coming from Congress. Leadership in Congress in both the House and Senate has made a decision to move forward". Next up, however, is a Senate immigration battle that may well lead nowhere, complicated by divisions within parties rubbed raw by the spending pact plus election-year pressures that always make compromise challenging.
  • CDC - Flu season to get worse with weeks of suffering ahead

    CDC - Flu season to get worse with weeks of suffering ahead

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    New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, "We need to make sure all New Yorkers understand how to protect themselves and their families and communities from this epidemic". "I wouldn't be surprised to see something like that" for the vaccine's effectiveness against the H3N2 in the United States, Schuchat said. UnityPoint Health - Trinity says it has seen a decrease in the number of patients testing positive for influenza A, but the number of patients testing ...
  • Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain

    Long Island weather: Cold, sunny Friday ahead of weekend rain

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    The National Weather Service says the Kalamazoo area has seen at least 6 inches of fresh snowfall since late Thursday as the region remained under a winter storm warning . "We've already had 7.4 inches this month (Great Falls Airport) and our normal for the entire month of February is only 8.6 inches". Great Falls is now expected to only pick up 1-3 inches of snow through Friday .
  • Pelosi To Vote 'No' on Budget, But Won't Whip Caucus

    Pelosi To Vote 'No' on Budget, But Won't Whip Caucus

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    Where the House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi has been speaking for almost seven hours straight. That will force Democrats' hand. Several Democrats, and some Republicans, are pushing for a narrow deal that addresses DACA and border security, but little else.
  • Snowstorm coming tonight could deliver nine inches

    Snowstorm coming tonight could deliver nine inches

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    Several of the states expecting the heaviest snowfall are now issuing storm warnings, including in Ohio, Michigan, Northern Indiana, Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, and Eastern Iowa, and thousands of flights have been canceled. "We've already had 7.4 inches this month (Great Falls Airport) and our normal for the entire month of February is only 8.6 inches". New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to prepare for heavy snow on Wednesday .
  • Isaiah Thomas 'Tired Of Being Traded', Rather Stay With Cleveland Cavaliers

    Isaiah Thomas 'Tired Of Being Traded', Rather Stay With Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Watching from the West Coast, the defending champions took notice. Trevor Booker, Philadelphia 76ers: "I think the biggest victor of the deadline is Cleveland ". "He's the key", Altman said, adding James offered input on who the team could acquire. He said the new Cavs players were excited, especially Akron native Nance .
  • Government shuts down after Sen. Paul blocks vote on budget deal

    Government shuts down after Sen. Paul blocks vote on budget deal

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    After the Senate clears that hurdle, Paul could speak for another hour - as could other senators - before the Senate votes on final passage. The Senate debated all through Thursday night on the 650-page spending plan created to keep the government running for 2 years, and voted to pass the bill in the early hours of Friday, with the deadline to shutdown already expired.
  • Schumer, Maloney differ on federal budget deal

    Schumer, Maloney differ on federal budget deal

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    While speaking on CNN's "OutFront", Paul also defended his own vote on tax cuts that are projected to add to the national debt, saying that when he votes for tax cuts , he also always votes for a "corresponding cut in spending as well".
  • U.S. government shuts down over budget impasse

    U.S. government shuts down over budget impasse

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    Even so, most everyone in Congress believed that the bill had enough votes to pass the House, even among Democrats . As CNN notes, Paul has been trying to get an amendment in the deal to keep budget caps. But then a few Democrats began to signal their caucus to put their votes in with time ticking down, and the chamber grew quiet as the no votes and yes votes began pouring in.
  • Trump signs budget deal ending 'brief' government shutdown

    Trump signs budget deal ending 'brief' government shutdown

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    The proposal also represents a sharp change in tone for Republicans who under President Barack Obama railed strongly for fiscal austerity and warned about a ballooning national debt , and are now in effect removing barriers to spending previously put in place in part by leaders from their own party .
  • When will Modi break silence on Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

    When will Modi break silence on Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi

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    You divided India. Even after 70 years of Independence, 125 crore people of India continue to suffer because of the poison you sowed. For decades, one party devoted all their energies in singing paeans to one family. Congress' call for a metting of Opposition parties ahead of the Budget Session was also met with a lacklustre response from non-BJP parties, the report said.
  • U.S. crude oil inventories decrease again as oil prices fall

    U.S. crude oil inventories decrease again as oil prices fall

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    Further, oil prices fell due to the increased USA crude supply, along with technical indicators signaling the potential for further price declines. A year ago investors where lulled into complacency that "this time it is different" and American producers won't ramp up output, said Olivier Jakob, managing director of Petromatrix.
  • Kurdish Forces Allegedly Take Out Pro-Turkish Militants' Combat Vehicle

    Kurdish Forces Allegedly Take Out Pro-Turkish Militants' Combat Vehicle

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    The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Turkey on January 20 announced the beginning of operation "Olive Branch", directed against Kurdish forces in the enclave of Afrin in Northern Syria . The exchange of artillery fire occurred on Monday. Konashenkov's statement followed Saturday's downing of a Russian jet by al-Qaida militants who used a shoulder-fired missile.
  • Here Are Highlights From The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Here Are Highlights From The Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

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    The immediate challenge for the Moon administration is how to be a good host to the world, navigate fierce domestic political divisions over how to deal with North Korea , and identify an exit ramp for the U.S. Pence, who has been vocal in his criticism of North Korea in the run-up to the Games, sat just feet away. She has a older brother named Kim Jong Chul.
  • 'I'd Love' a Shutdown if Democrats Won't Deal

    'I'd Love' a Shutdown if Democrats Won't Deal

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    That also happens to be the day lawmakers must pass a continuing resolution to keep the federal government operating and avoid another shutdown. This time around, there was none of the saber rattling that pointed to a second interruption in government services this year.
  • Stocks Tumble, As Dow Ends More Than 1000 Points Lower

    Stocks Tumble, As Dow Ends More Than 1000 Points Lower

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    Wall Street has been on a roller coaster ride. "While it's impossible to predict where the markets will meander on a day-to-day basis, we are confident that any pullback that plays out over the next few weeks represents a better opportunity to buy for the long run rather than a reason to sell", Ablin said.
  • Lindsey Vonn moved to tears over memory of late grandfather

    Lindsey Vonn moved to tears over memory of late grandfather

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    All of us who have dealt with excruciatingly long travel delays can relate to the facial expression posed by Lindsey Vonn's dog Lucy after they finally arrived in Korea for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics . 2 competitor on the World Cup circuit this season. When asked if she would make the Opening Ceremony, Vonn responded that she was "trying." And with Jeongseon Alpine Centre - the venue for alpine speed events - constructed for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the country had ...
  • U.S. launches rare strike on Syrian government-backed troops

    U.S. launches rare strike on Syrian government-backed troops

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    The ministry urged the two sides to force the US -led coalition to stop its crimes and attacks that have claimed the lives to thousands of civilians over the past three years. In an email Thursday to The Associated Press, Col. Thomas F. Veale said the coalition reported to the Russians the buildup of the pro-government forces in the area before the attack, and communicated with them during and after it.
  • Kim Jong Un's Sister Arrives in South Korea

    Kim Jong Un's Sister Arrives in South Korea

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    Now she's a two-time world champion - and in her fourth Winter Games, Hamlin will lead the US team into the Olympic Park in Pyeongchang Friday night. KIM Yo-jong is the younger sister of North Korean despot Kim Jong-un. "We haven't requested a meeting with North Korea, but if I have any contact with them - in any context - over the next two days, my message will be the same as it was here today: North Korea needs to once and for all abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile ambitions", ...
  • United States govt second shutdown | Rand Paul protests budget deal

    United States govt second shutdown | Rand Paul protests budget deal

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    The US government has officially shut down for the second time this year because Congress failed to meet a deadline to vote on a new budget. The proposal would lift caps on federal spending that were mandated under a 2011 law, boosting military and non-military funding by some $300 billion in total, aides said.
  • PM Modi Begins His 4-day Visit to Jordan, Palestine, UAE, Oman

    PM Modi Begins His 4-day Visit to Jordan, Palestine, UAE, Oman

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    Since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital and initiated the relocation of the US Embassy in Tel Aviv to the city, Abbas has said the Palestinians would no longer participate in an American-dominated peace process, and called for the establishment of a multilateral peace process to replace it.
  • Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow - IOC

    Evidence against Russians strong despite CAS blow - IOC

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    The IOC has banned Russian Federation from the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics starting later this week over "systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system in Sochi but 169 athletes with no history of doping have been invited to compete as neutrals.