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7:40 AM / Sunday January 21, 2018

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Government shutdown: What’s closed, who’s affected

January 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt. U.S. troops will stay at their posts and mail will get delivered, but almost half of the 2 million civilian federal workers will be barred from doing their jobs if…

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On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Rev. Raphael Warnock, responds to President Donald Trump’s comments about Haiti and Africa while speaking at Ebenezer Baptist Church where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached in Atlanta, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Warnock and other faith leaders condemned Trump’s “vile and racist” remarks made on the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr….

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Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: ‘You are a repulsive liar’

January 19, 2018

ABOVE PHOTO:  Simone Biles   By David Eggert ASSOCIATED PRESS LANSING, Mich.  — One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on her as a child and warned him that “little girls don’t stay…

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Prize winner Matt de la Pena has new book coming in October

January 19, 2018

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Prize-winning children’s author Matt de la Pena has a new picture book planned for the fall that his publisher is calling “poignant and timely.” G.P. Putnam’s Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Tuesday that de la Pena’s “Carmela Full of Wishes,” a collaboration with illustrator Christian Robinson,…

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The work that won’t get done during a government shutdown if spending bill not passed

January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. Military veterans would watch helplessly as the processing of their disability claims came to a halt. Although the government won’t actually close…

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Charlottesville elects Nikuyah Walker as first Black woman mayor

January 19, 2018

Grio: Charlottesville City Council members elected Nikuyah Walker as the city’s new mayor, making history in the process. Walker is the first African-American woman to hold the post in a city that last year became a flashpoint for race relations. She is also the first independent to be elected to Charlottesville City Council since 1948….

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Newsweek Raided by Manhattan DA in Long-Running Probe

January 19, 2018

By Josh Saul and Celeste Katz Investigators for the Manhattan District Attorney raided Newsweek’s offices on Thursday, removing 18 computer servers as part of a long-running probe into the company’s finances, according to witnesses. The investigators, armed with a search warrant, took photographs and gathered information about the servers and their capacity, according to sources…

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Congressional Black Caucus, Pelosi back effort to censure Trump

January 18, 2018

Photo: Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond WASHINGTON (AP) – Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are introducing a resolution to censure President Donald Trump for reportedly using the term “shithole” to describe African countries last week. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee joined the effort, which faces long odds, given Republican control of the House….

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Government shutdown inches closer amid Congressional impasse

January 18, 2018

Congress has less than two days to pass a government funding measure, but Democrats and Republicans remain at an impasse over the path forward, increasing the chances of the first government shutdown since 2013. Lawmakers must extend funding by Friday night or the government will shut down early Saturday. House Republicans have scheduled a vote…

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Parents of 13 malnourished children charged with years of torture and abuse in California, could face up to life in prison

January 18, 2018

The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments. “Severe, emotional, physical abuse,” Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said in announcing numerous charges against David Allen…

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The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff