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Schumer's moment: Shutdown puts spotlight on Dem leader
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. For immigration advocates, he's their best hope....

Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek....

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....

50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for the United States to compete with China and Russia....

Trump campaign ad calls Dems 'complicit' in officers' deaths
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....

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....

Oregon voters to decide Medicaid funding as costs rise
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured - one of America's lowest rates....

China defends role in trade after US criticism
BEIJING (AP) -- China's foreign ministry has defended its role in global trade after the U.S. government said it was a mistake to support Beijing's World Trade Organization membership on terms that failed to open its economy....

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 following the discovery of derogatory comments about President Donald Trump....

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....