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FILE- In this Oct. 26, 2018, file photo the rising sun silhouettes the U.S. Capitol dome at daybreak in Washington. A new government report says that the U.S. budget deficit is set to hit $897 billion this year and predicts that economic growth will slow as the effects of President Donald Trump’s tax cut on business investment begin to drop off. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 28, 2019 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown will cause slight permanent harm to the economy — about $3 billion — according to a report Monday by the Congressional Budget Office. The report says the five-week shutdown has slowed growth in the near term but that most of the lost growth "will...
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Tom Brokaw
AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File
January 28, 2019 - 6:28 am
NBC's Tom Brokaw says he feels terrible that his comments on "Meet the Press" Sunday that Hispanics should work harder at assimilation "offended some members of that proud culture."
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In this Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, video image provided by KING-TV, baker Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, speaks during an interview at his shop in Edmonds, Wash. Bellingham is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine's Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media. KING-TV reports that Bellingham has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with "Build that Wall" in frosting letters. The wall refers to President Donald Trump's signature campaign promise to build a southern-border wall. (KING-TV via AP)
January 27, 2019 - 8:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state baker is apologizing for a politically charged Valentine's Day cookie that generated an uproar on social media. KING-TV reports that Ken Bellingham, who owns Edmonds Bakery, has gotten phone calls from frustrated customers about the heart-shaped cookie with "Build...
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911 call
Dreamstime
January 27, 2019 - 4:13 pm
An Indiana dispatcher is getting praise for helping out a boy with an emergency – a homework emergency.
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Hillary Clinton
Evan Siegle/Green Bay Press Gazette via USA TODAY NETWORK
January 27, 2019 - 2:56 pm
A new report says Hillary Clinton has not closed the door on another run for the White House.
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Authorities say a man suspected in two shootings that left five people dead in Louisiana has been arrested in Virginia.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office
January 27, 2019 - 9:51 am
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing his parents and three other people - including a girl he was dating - has been captured after an intense manhunt spanning several states, authorities in Louisiana said Sunday. Dakota Theriot, 21, was located in Virginia early Sunday after...
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FILE - This Sept. 2, 2010 file photo shows a woman walking along the beach in Frisco, N.C. on Hatteras Island. Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end. The National Park Service said it was working on reopening all of its parks as quickly as possible, but some parks may not open immediately depending on their staff size and complexity. The Virgin Islands National Park, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were among the parks that reopened Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Grand Canyon National Park issued a statement saying it would be fully operational this week. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)
January 27, 2019 - 6:42 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Park rangers were once again greeting visitors at some national parks across the United States and flight operations at major airports were returning to normal on Saturday, one day after a partial government shutdown came to an end. While there were signs that some government...
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Louisiana shooting
Travis Spradling/The Advocate via AP
January 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities in Louisiana say separate but related shootings Saturday in two different parishes have left five people dead, and they're searching for a 21-year-old man who they say is "armed and dangerous." Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre says Dakota Theriot is the "prime...
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Pelosi Trump Oval Office
Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press
January 26, 2019 - 1:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the longest shutdown in U.S. history officially over, here's a look at how the federal government will get back to regular business: ___ WHEN WILL FEDERAL WORKERS GET PAID? It's unclear at this time. The White House tweeted that it will be "in the coming days." Some 800,000...
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Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, speaks outside of the federal courthouse following a hearing, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Stone was arrested Friday in the special counsel's Russia investigation and was charged with lying to Congress and obstructing the probe. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 25, 2019 - 10:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on ex-Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone's arrest in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone will be arraigned in Washington, D.C., next week. He was arrested Friday at his home in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida...
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