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Shutdown looms as Senate Democrats dig in against GOP spending plan – Washington Post

January 19, 2018 3:32:23 am | 0 Comments

By Mike DeBonis, Ed O’Keefe and Erica Werner, The showdown over government funding shifted Friday to the Senate after the House passed a short-term extension that was cobbled together with enough GOP votes to overcome an internal revolt. Still, the possibility of a federal shutdown moved closer to a certainty after Senate Democrats rallied against…

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Tourniquet Killer' Anthony Allen Shore executed in Texas for 1992 strangling – NBCNews.com

January 19, 2018 3:29:06 am | 0 Comments

A confessed murderer in Texas, dubbed the “tourniquet killer” for the way he strangled his victims, Anthony Allen Shore, became the first inmate executed in the United States in 2018. Texas Department of Criminal Justice / AFP – Getty Images file As the lethal dose of pentobarbital began, Shore said the drug burned. “Oooh-ee! I…

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Stephen Colbert Jokes About Stormy Daniels Allegedly Spanking the President on His 'Tremendous Trump Rump' – Newsweek

January 19, 2018 3:22:35 am | 0 Comments

The story of the alleged affair between President Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels got even more bizarre Thursday when Daniels claimed that Trump asked her to spank him with a copy of Forbes magazine. Now that’s a visual no one needs to imagine. On Thursday’s The Late Show on CBS, Stephen Colbert couldn’t help…

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Trump Appointee Carl Higbie Resigns Following Offensive Comments – HuffPost

January 19, 2018 2:16:53 am | 0 Comments

Carl Higbie, the chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service, resigned Thursday after CNN unearthed a litany of offensive and discriminatory remarks he’d made on various radio segments. Formerly a surrogate for President Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, as well as a former spokesman for the Great America PAC, the…

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Antiabortion activists gather on the Mall for the March for Life today – Washington Post

January 19, 2018 2:07:25 am | 0 Comments

The annual March for Life falls each January in Washington. Here, students gather at the 2016 March for Life. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post) Thousands of activists opposing abortion are gathering on the Mall today for the annual March for Life. The march — which typically draws busloads of Catholic school students, a large contingent of evangelical…

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Fake-bomb TV crew held at New Jersey airport – BBC News

January 19, 2018 1:58:07 am | 0 Comments

Seven TV crew members have been arrested at a US airport after allegedly trying to film the smuggling of a fake bomb through security. The incident happened on Thursday at Newark Liberty in New Jersey. Transport officials said a bag carrying an item with “all the makings of an improvised explosive device” was found before…

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Turpin case: Siblings allegedly starved, shackled and taunted with food – CNN

January 19, 2018 1:14:54 am | 0 Comments

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Turnover In Trump's White House Is 'Record-Setting,' And It Isn't Even Close – NPR

January 19, 2018 1:00:57 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge this image Of the people in this Oval Office photo from Jan. 28, 2017, only President Trump and Vice President Pence are still part of the administration. Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and Michael Flynn have all left. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Drew Angerer/Getty Images If President Trump’s first year…

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Trump, Unlikely Champion Of Anti-Abortion Rights Movement, To Address March For Life – NPR

January 19, 2018 12:53:00 am | 0 Comments

Enlarge this image Anti-abortion activists march past the Supreme Court in Washington on Jan. 27, 2017, during the annual March for Life. President Trump is expected to address marchers this year. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP As anti-abortion rights activists gather at the National Mall for the 45th annual rally known as…

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US Marshal killed, officer wounded while serving warrant in Pennsylvania – ABC News

January 19, 2018 12:16:00 am | 0 Comments

A 45-year-old U.S. Marshal was shot and killed Thursday morning as he and other officers were ambushed by gunfire while trying to serve a warrant to a woman in Pennsylvania’s capital. Deputy U.S. Marshal Christopher David Hill, a married father of two and an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, was part of a fugitive…

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