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About 30 government workers got paid by mistake Friday — but not for long

As hundreds of thousands of federal workers fretted Friday about how they will pay bills amid the government shutdown, the missed paychecks turned out to be particularly cruel for nearly three dozen employees at one obscure government agency. Their checks slipped right through their hands, or at...

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On Friday, Martha talks to Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald about the Jayme Closs kidnapping and updates us on what's going on with the teen, while lawmakers walk out for the weekend on the longest government shutdown in history, and Ocasio-Cortez mocks Joe Liberman after he says she's not the future.

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U.S. Ambassadors Worldwide Are Summoned to D.C. Forum Despite Shutdown

The State Department plans to pay for a conference in Washington for all its chiefs of mission while most of its employees go without pay.

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A man named Trump tries to convince a group of people in Texas that they must build a wall — and pay for it! — to protect them from an impending disaster. And this is in 1958. Twitter is re-discovering an episode of a CBS Western called Trackdown that’s making the rounds with its rather...

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At the stroke of midnight Saturday, the partial government shutdown entered its 22nd day and became the longest in U.S. history.

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Government shutdown: Urgent national crisis, or curiosity? Media coverage shows both

The government shutdown and partisan wrangling over a wall at the southern border have produced high political drama in Washington, where President Donald Trump has sought to portray the impasse as a national emergency.

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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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Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally avoid media as shutdown drags on

Arizona's new U.S. senators chatted briefly with business leaders on Friday, but avoided reporters who wanted to ask about the government shutdown.         

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T.S.A. Agents Refuse to Work During Shutdown, Raising Fears of Airport Turmoil

Airport security screeners are opting out in rising numbers during the partial shutdown of the government and their absence is starting to put a strain on airports.

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US workers are winning, big time

Lost in all the headlines about the federal shutdown and the war over the wall is some hugely important news: The US economy has taken a seriously worker-friendly turn. America is enjoying its best job market in decades, with unemployment at a nearly 50-year low, people rejoining the workforce in...

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This is the stupidest government shutdown ever

Barring some miraculous breakthrough, on Saturday the current government shutdown will become the longest in American history. But it has already hit another historic milestone: It is, by far and away, the stupidest government shutdown in American history. In 2019, the federal government will spend...

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Honolulu Federal Credit Union, which was founded in 1936 by Hawaii-based federal employees, is offering a 0.5 percent interest rate on loans up to $5,000 for people furloughed by the partial federal government shutdown.

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Honolulu Federal Credit Union offering 0.5 percent loan to furloughed workers

Honolulu Federal Credit Union, which was founded in 1936 by Hawaii-based federal employees, is offering a 0.5 percent interest rate on loans up to $5,000 for people furloughed by the partial federal government shutdown.

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Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar vote against back pay for federal workers in shutdown

Arizona's Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar voted against providing back pay for federal workers affected by the government shutdown.         

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Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar vote against back pay for federal workers in shutdown

Arizona's Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar voted against providing back pay for federal workers affected by the government shutdown.         

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Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar vote against back pay for federal workers in shutdown

Arizona's Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar voted against providing back pay for federal workers affected by the government shutdown.         

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Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar vote against back pay for federal workers in shutdown

Arizona's Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar voted against providing back pay for federal workers affected by the government shutdown.         

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Seattle airport holds fair for federal workers

The Port of Seattle hosted a resource fair for the hundreds of federal workers who work at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to guide them as the partial federal shutdown becomes the longest in history (Jan. 11)         

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Seattle airport holds fair for federal workers

The Port of Seattle hosted a resource fair for the hundreds of federal workers who work at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to guide them as the partial federal shutdown becomes the longest in history (Jan. 11)         

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