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US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction....

Women will march again with aim to become a political force
Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office....

Trump travel ban to get day in Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries....

Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn't final
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration's promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted a high-profile announcement by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke....

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's 1-year festivities
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Talk about lousy timing....

A year later, Trump bends, but doesn't break, Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has frequently bent Washington to his will....

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink....

Shutdown is first since 2013, but not exceptional
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan by midnight Friday, triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government. Government shutdowns are unusual but not unheard of. The government has partially shut down three times in the past quarter-century - and far more often in decades past....

Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt....

AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government....