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GOP senator: Rep. King's white supremacy remarks hurt nation

Iowa Republican congressman Steve King faced intensifying criticism Friday over his remarks about white supremacy, including from a black GOP senator who said such comments are a blight on the nation and the party.

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Federal workers in Minnesota describe pain from missed paychecks

A handful of federal employees joined Sen. Tina Smith at a news conference at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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N Carolina elections official: Some documents were forged

A North Carolina elections official in the county where fraud allegations have forestalled declaring a winner in the nation's last undecided congressional race says some requests for mail-in ballots were forged.

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OAS invokes Inter-American Democratic Charter on Nicaragua

The head of the Organization of American States is calling on the body to formally assess the state of democracy in Nicaragua and possibly to take action to "foster the restoration of democracy."

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APNewsBreak: US approved thousands of child bride requests

Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.

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Miami airport to close terminal as gov shutdown continues

Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend due to the government shutdown because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport's normal rate.

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The Latest: Miami airport to close terminal amid shutdown

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):

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Gorsuch named as trustee of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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Federal workers seek loans, second jobs as shutdown lingers

Rachael Weatherly is a senior adviser for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but she's considering trying to get a job at a grocery store.

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California heads to court to fight Trump birth control rules

A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.

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Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won't get paid

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

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Government shutdown won't stop MLK holiday week observances

The government shutdown has shuttered popular Atlanta tourist attractions tied to the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. but won't derail 10 days of events leading up to Jan. 21 — the federal holiday honoring the late civil rights leader.

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New Florida gov to 'hold government officials accountable'

Florida's new governor has scheduled a news conference in the county where the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre occurred and where some victims' parents are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff.

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Military judge denies request to release SEAL from brig

A military judge in San Diego has denied a request to release a Navy SEAL awaiting trial on premeditated murder charge and other offense in relation to the death of an Islamic State prisoner and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians.

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