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End to government shutdown in sight, Dems halt filibuster

By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon...
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With Senate budget talks falling short, federal government shutdown enters workweek

By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies...
News Minute AP video report
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Monday’s News Minute AP video report 1/22

AP News Minute headlines for Monday, January 22nd: Sent to vote on ending shutdown; Pence in Jerusalem; Two explosions in Florida mall; Eagles, Patroits going to Super Bowl.  
Parade: Dynamic Duo!
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Parade Magazine: ‘Dynamic Duo’

Parade celebrates all types of personalities, from pop stars to favorite pets. We respect the past but we live in the present. We TOUCH, we TICKLE, we give you something to TALK about. A Big-Time Special TREAT for you to enjoy every weekend.  
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Watch: January 18th News Minute

Thursday, January 18th AP News Minute video report headlines: Congress leaders look for budget deal support; Trump immigration views said to be evolving; Hawaii officials waited for FEMA before announcing alert was false; Winter weather may cause rolling blackouts.  
Apple Store, Chicago
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Apple pledges $350B to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build another corporate campus and hire 20,000 workers during the next five years as part of a $350 billion commitment to the U.S. that will be partially financed by an upcoming windfall from the...
Homs Syria largely abandoned
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Nearly 4 years on, Syrian rebel ‘capital’ mostly abandoned

BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press HOMS, Syria (AP) — Sumaya Bairuty walked through abandoned streets pocked with shell craters amid rows of destroyed buildings, at times climbing over giant sand barriers before reaching her parent’s apartment in the once rebel-held district of...
QB Tyler Helinski found dead
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Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dead in apparent suicide

Police interview friends of quarterback who killed himself NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press Police on Wednesday were interviewing Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s friends and people who knew him to try to learn why he apparently took his life. Police...
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NBA Weekly: NBA may flex muscle cracking down on misbehavior

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was asked in London last week about fining misbehaving players, and even he acknowledged that the penalties aren’t much of a deterrent. Silver called them symbolic. It might be time to change that, amid a series of high-profile incidents. By TIM...