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Democrats, GOP hold out hope for ending government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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....

Sequel to Trump's first year opens with crises, unease
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The sequel to President Donald Trump's first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations, crises and political unease....

More texts turned over from FBI agent taken off Mueller team
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....

Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military pay
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 lawmakers reopen the government....

Mick Mulvaney finds himself in middle of another shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mick Mulvaney stormed Washington as a tea party lawmaker elected in 2010, and he hasn't mellowed much as director of the Office of Management of Budget at the White House....

The Latest: Sen. Sanders to GOP: Talk immigration with Dems
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):...

Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump's latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess....

Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Symbols of American promise have turned into emblems of American dysfunction amid a dispute in Congress over spending and immigration that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors....

Trump's attempts to show voter fraud appear to have stalled
ATLANTA (AP) -- President Donald Trump hasn't backed away from his unsubstantiated claim that millions of illegally cast ballots cost him the popular vote in 2016, but his efforts to investigate it appear to have stalled....

Global female empowerment marches enter second day
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- More demonstrations in support of female empowerment are planned around the world Sunday, a day after a host of marches and protests, several of them massive, marked the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration....

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