Government and politics

People wave flags and hold signs while entering a Women's March rally, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 21, 2018 - 6:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women's marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. "This is...
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Cher speaks during a Women's March rally Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women's marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that promised to continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 21, 2018 - 6:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on women's marches taking place around the world (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Singer and actress Cher is urging thousands of people at a Las Vegas women's march and rally to make themselves heard at the polls. The music icon showed up to take to the podium and remind the...
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A tourist helicopter circles the Statue of Liberty, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in New York. The statue is closed due to the government shutdown. President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 21, 2018 - 6:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won't keep Lady Liberty shackled. The Statue of Liberty and...
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The Capitol is seen under cloudy skies on Day 2 of the federal shutdown, in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 21, 2018 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Restive Senate moderates in both parties expressed hopes of finding a way to end the government shutdown as they raced toward a late-night showdown vote and their last chance to reopen the government before hundreds of thousands of federal workers were forced to stay home from...
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Vice President Mike Pence greets U.S. troops on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, near the Syrian border. Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers that the Trump administration would demand that lawmakers reopen the government. (AP Photo/Ken Thomas)
January 21, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers stationed near the Syrian border that the Trump administration would demand that...
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January 21, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional text messages involving an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team following the discovery of derogatory comments about President Donald Trump. But the department also said in...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., returns to chamber as the federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid a partisan blame game on both sides, at the Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 21, 2018 - 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate GOP Whip John Cornyn on the second day of a government shutdown. The White House put out a brief statement...
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Demonstrators participate in the Women's March rally at Peace Plaza in downtown Rochester, Minn., on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (Andrew Link/The Rochester Post-Bulletin via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 3:04 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on women's marches taking place around the world (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Some early arrivers at the Las Vegas women's march, which is launching a voter drive and targeting swing states like Nevada, say they're happy to be part of history. Organizers hope the rally...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen wave as they landed at Tel Aviv airport Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Pence will pay a three day visit to Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
January 21, 2018 - 2:57 pm
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital...
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January 21, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being "complicit" in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally. The 30-second ad was released Saturday on the anniversary of Trump's inauguration and...
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