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5:14 PM / Monday February 19, 2018

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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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Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

January 17, 2018

Tom Murphy, AP Health Writer AP–Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. The retail giant announced Wednesday that it will provide the packets free with opioid prescriptions filled at its 4,700 U.S. pharmacies. The small packets, made by DisposeRX, contain…

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