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US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

Cargo Screening Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks...


Government

Federal workers frustrated by back-and-forth over shutdown

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress appeared ready to reopen the government Monday on the third day of a shutdown, some federal workers said they are frustrated over a political battle that put their jobs on hold and left them in limbo. The shutdown effectively cleaved the federal workforce in half...


Government

Trump says Dems 'have come to their senses' on shutdown; he's open to immigration deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says Dems ‘have come to their senses’ on shutdown; he’s open to immigration deal only if ‘good for our country‘


Government

Assess: Senate Democrats get little as shutdown fight ends with a punt

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. government shutdown is nearly over after three days, and for many Democrats, it couldn’t end soon enough. The impasse exposed the Democrats’ limits on how far they were willing to go with the fight, at the risk of looking beholden to one part of their base -- activists...


Business

End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

APTOPIX Budget Battle-5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader...


Business

Senate votes to advance bill financing government as Democrats relent, signaling end to

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate votes to advance bill financing government as Democrats relent, signaling end to federal shutdown is near.


Government

More than enough senators have voted to advance bill ending government shutdown, vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than enough senators have voted to advance bill ending government shutdown, vote still underway.


Government

In Trump’s First Year, Anti-Abortion Forces Make Strides Despite Setbacks

As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised abortion opponents four specific actions to “advance the rights of unborn children and their mothers.” One year into his presidency, three of those items remain undone. Nevertheless, abortion opponents have made significant progress changing the...


Business

Schumer says Democrats will vote to advance plan to reopen the government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Schumer says Democrats will vote to advance plan to reopen the government.


Business

Democrats aligning behind plan to temporarily fund the government and end shutdown,

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats aligning behind plan to temporarily fund the government and end shutdown, predict it will pass in the Senate.


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