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“In some sense, they’re better off,” says the president’s top economic adviser of federal employees not getting paychecks.

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3 young brothers die in Herkimer house fire

HERKIMER — Officials recovered the bodies of three young brothers Friday following an early morning fire at 244 E. Steele St.Herkimer fire Chief John Spanfelner said crews responded around 6 a.m. and saw flames coming from the windows on the second floor.“There was a very heavy fire load,”...

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Congress Should Act to End Shutdown, Trump Says

In a White House meeting on border security Friday, President Trump said he's not planning on declaring a national emergency right now over border security. He said it was up to Congress to pass a spending bill. Photo: AP

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She hired the Obamas’ White House decorator to bring some comfort and child-proof style to her sprawling L.A. home.

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Opinion: Feeding Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott, with Todd Gurley in the house, is hot NFL subplot

Feeding running back Ezekiel Elliott provides the obvious make-or-break formula for the Cowboys' chances of upsetting the Rams on Saturday night.         

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New York Dem shutting down terrorism committee to create Trump investigation panel

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel is reportedly planning to dissolve the panel’s terrorism subcommittee and instead create a panel to focus on investigating matters related to President Trump -- a move prompting criticism from Republicans. 

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A couple bought the Minneapolis home through a city program, then renovated it for resale.

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Once-Missing Wisconsin Teen Jayme Closs Is a 'Complete Badass,' Says Cousin: 'She Saved Herself'

Jayme Closs, who was found on Thursday nearly three months after being allegedly abducted by a 21-year-old man who police say fatally shot her parents, exemplifies absolute bravery and strength, a relative tells PEOPLE. “Jayme is a complete badass,” Jodie Arnold, who is first cousins with...

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Stormy Daniels, Avenatti to attend Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony

Michael Avenatti will attend the congressional testimony by President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen along with porn actress and alleged Trump mistress Stormy Daniels. Avenatti said on Twitter that Daniels was the original spark to Cohen’s legal troubles and the two will be in attendance...

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90 Day Fiancé's Larissa Dos Santos Lima, Colt Johnson Reveal Facial Injuries After Alleged Fight

90 Day Fiancé couple Larissa Dos Santos Lima and Colt Johnson apparently got into an explosive argument that led to facial injuries for both. Dos Santos Lima shared several photos and videos overnight on Instagram, revealing a bloodied face and claiming Johnson called the cops on her as the two...

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The Latest: Trump not ready to declare emergency over wall

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):3:05 p.m.President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to...

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Clemson will visit the White House, President Donald Trump on Jan. 14

The Tigers, who last visited Washington D.C. in 2017 after a title win over the Crimson Tide, were invited by President Donald Trump.

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South Carolina congressman stopped from entering House floor with 6-pack of beer in hand

Rep. Joe Cunningham, a newly elected Democrat from South Carolina, was barred from walking onto the House floor as he tried to bring a six-pack of beer with him.  

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Waguespack gives away campaign money received from Burke

Ald. Scott Waguespack said he is donating the campaign money to an effort to save the Montford Point Marine Association chapter house in Englewood.

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Commentary: Trump has never known how to work with Congress

Why re-litigate 40-year-old news articles and four-year-old news conferences? Because it's worth remembering that Trump at no time was prepared to manage the process of passing legislation through the House and the Senate.

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A Dog's Way Home is just good enough to get you choked up: EW review

Is there any subgenre that’s more designed to put a lump in your throat than the dog-trying-to-find-their-way-home movie? If there is, I haven’t met it yet. So one walks into A Dog’s Way Home already armed with the knowledge that they’ll be reaching for the Kleenex before it’s all said and...

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A ‘technological wall’? Pelosi and Democrats slammed over idea

Advocacy group starts petition against increased surveillance at the U.S.-Mexico border, which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi presented as a possible alternative to President Trump's insistence on a physical wall.

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