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Democrats Reject Trump Border Wall Proposal, Calling It A 'Non-Starter'

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The partial government shutdown has gone on weeks, and President Trump is offering a way out. But Democrats say the president's offer is a nonstarter and any deal needs to open the government first.

'I'm Falling Apart': Shutdown Squeeze Tightens For Low-Wage Workers

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Low pay combined with a high cost of living make it even more of a challenge for those who suddenly find themselves without a paycheck.

Opinion: Leaving Syria Is Far Less Risky Than Staying

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ISIS may not be defeated, but the U.S. is right to withdraw from Syria, argue Aaron David Miller of the Woodrow Wilson Center and Richard Sokolsky of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Nation | Election

Hurdles Remain As The Final Countdown Begins For The 2020 Census

The upcoming head count of every person living in the U.S. will reset how power and money are shared through 2030. But the citizenship question and other controversies may derail preparations.

Nation | Election

Trump Administration Appeals Ruling Blocking Citizenship Question On 2020 Census

The Trump administration is asking the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the first major court ruling over plans to add a question about U.S. citizenship status to the 2020 census.

Nation | Science | Election

Back-To-Back Storms And No Pay For Federal Weather Forecasters

Despite the shutdown, the National Weather Service is putting out forecasts and helping local officials prepare for dangerous weather, even as employees worry about making ends meet at home.

Nation | World | Election

President Trump, North Korean Leader Kim Agree To Second Meeting Next Month

Trump first met with Kim in June 2018 in Singapore, and the two appeared to form an unlikely bond after Trump had previously criticized Kim on Twitter, slamming him as "Little Rocket Man."

Election

Shutdown Pressures Freshman Democrats To Deliver On Promise To Break Gridlock

Many newly elected Democrats vowed to work with Republicans and avoid partisan posturing. But they are sticking behind House Speaker Pelosi's position not to give in on the demand for wall money.

Election

Why Some Journalists Have A Hard Time Saying The Word 'Racist'

In the fallout of Rep. Steve King's remarks to The New York Times, journalists have been struggling over whether or not to use the word "racist" to characterize his quote.

Nation | Election

BuzzFeed: Trump Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress About A Trump Tower In Moscow

The report, citing two law enforcement sources, says Michael Cohen told the special counsel that Trump "personally instructed him to lie" to lawmakers about negotiations for a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Arts | Election

Özlem Cekic: How Can Kindness Disarm Hate?

After being elected to the Danish parliament, Özlem Cekic—a Muslim immigrant to Denmark—began receiving hate mail. To counter it, she did the unexpected: she met her harrassers face to face.

News | Nation | Election

Attempts To Make Shutdown 'Painless' May Stretch Limits Of Federal Law

The Trump administration is trying to minimize the impact of the government shutdown by bringing furloughed workers back to work without pay. Critics say this may run afoul of the law.

Nation | Election | Health

Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought

Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated "thousands" of migrant children from their parents.

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