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A fresh GOP promise and a 'talking stick' help end shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Senate called it quits late Sunday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared there still was no deal to end the federal government shutdown and address a standoff over immigration....

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious issues....

The Latest: Mexico slams US decision on solar panels tariff
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local):...

As shutdown deal reached, Trump stays out of sight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to make himself part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight....

VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or creed."...

Schumer's 'cave'? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he's becoming the face of the Democratic retreat....

Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting
NEW YORK (AP) -- Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn't profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury....

Embattled Missouri governor proposes more cuts to colleges
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens proposed another round of cuts to public colleges and universities Monday during a budget announcement that also marked his first public appearance since acknowledging an extramarital affair nearly two weeks ago....

Pence says US embassy will move to Jerusalem by end of 2019
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs who were forcibly removed from the hall during his speech before Israel's parliament....

Justice Dept. to leave 'no stone unturned' to find texts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department will "leave no stone unturned" to locate five months' worth of missing text messages from an FBI agent who was removed last summer from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday....