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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s budget director and chief of staff on Sunday said the partial U.S. government shutdown could continue to Jan. 3, when the new Congress convenes and Democrats take over the House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO: White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about of U.S.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s budget director and chief of staff on Sunday said the partial U.S. government shutdown could continue to January 3, when the new Congress convenes and Democrats take over the House of Representatives. FILE PHOTO: White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about of U.S.
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony for the “First Step Act” and the “Juvenile Justice Reform Act” in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will remain in Washington through Christmas “due to the shutdown,” White House
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On the first day of the U.S. government shutdown, President Donald Trump said he was continuing to negotiate with Democrats to end the impasse over the federal budget, but warned that “it could be a long stay” as he repeated his call for improved border security. Trump has demanded $5 billion to
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U.S. Capitol is seen on the first day of a partial federal government shutdown in Washington, U.S., December 22, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s White House wants to see $5 billion for border security and the construction of physical barriers in any stop-gap government funding bill passed by Congress, a senior
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PHOENIX/TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) – Members of an Arizona evangelical church are for the first time taking Central American asylum seekers into their homes, responding to record arrivals of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Donations collected for asylum-seeking families seen at Central Christian Church campus in Mesa, Arizona, U.S., December 18, 2018. REUTERS/Caitlin O’Hara The
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government was to begin a partial shutdown at midnight on Friday after Republican senators failed to muster the votes needed to approve $5 billion that President Donald Trump wants for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats. Trump sought to blame Democrats, who responded by reminding him that he said
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker has decided not to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, disregarding advice from his own ethics officials, a high-ranking Justice Department official said on Thursday. The decision by Whitaker, known for making comments critical of Special Counsel Robert
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(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Wednesday struck down Trump administration policies aimed at restricting asylum claims by people citing gang or domestic violence in their home countries and ordered the U.S. government to bring back six deported migrants to reconsider their cases. FILE PHOTO: Asylum seekers wait on the Mexican side of the Brownsville-Matamoros
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The nascent U.S. legal sports betting market would be subject to federal oversight under a bill introduced in Congress on Wednesday, one that will surely face opposition from the casino industry and some states. FILE PHOTO: Gamblers place bets on sports at Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill, shortly after
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two Democratic lawmakers urged the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday to better protect U.S. oil and gas pipelines from cyberattacks, after a report they requested detailed a lack of federal oversight of the critical conduits. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) in
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk made a brief public appearance late on Tuesday to unveil the first tunnel completed by the underground transit venture he launched two years ago as an ambitious remedy to Los Angeles’ infamously heavy traffic. Tesla Inc. founder Elon Musk speaks at the unveiling event by “The Boring
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation long in the making and backed by President Donald Trump to reduce sentences for certain prison inmates. The front gate is pictured at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/ File Photo By a vote of 87-12,
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