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Government shutdown stretches into workweek, sows confusion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Many federal employees started the workweek Monday with confusion and anxiety over a government shutdown that will lock hundreds of thousands of them out of their jobs....

FDNY: 32 people hurt, some seriously, in apartment fire
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Fire Department of New York says 32 people have been taken to hospitals - some with serious injuries - following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building....

Beset by traffic via navigation apps, town restricts access
LEONIA, N.J. (AP) -- A town less than two miles from the George Washington Bridge is putting up the "keep out" sign for motorists seeking a shortcut to the world's busiest span....

Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum
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 participants hope will continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment....

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....

Debate on in Massachusetts over safe sites for drug users
BOSTON (AP) -- The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained in helping counter the effect of potentially fatal overdoses - all with the approval of public health officials....

California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopens
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- A coastal California highway swamped by deadly mudslides reopened Sunday after a nearly two-week closure that caused traffic headaches across the region, state officials said....

Lawyers: Firing squad must be option for condemned killer
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative....

Appeals court to hear arguments on DC sniper's sentence
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Bob Meyers doesn't want partial justice for his brother. He wants full justice. And to him, that means leaving D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo's sentence just the way it is: life in prison, with no chance of ever getting out....

Few arrests as Eagles fans take to streets to celebrate
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say few arrests have been made amid celebrations following the Eagles' NFC championship game victory....

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