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First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:43:51 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened.(image)

Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:32:29 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration.(image)

In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:57:18 -0500

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed because of the U.S. government shutdown.(image)

U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:15:18 -0500

(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said.(image)

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:10:29 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.(image)

In Pennsylvania, women who voted for Trump voice support after first year

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:45:33 -0500

(Reuters) - The first year of Donald Trump's unorthodox presidency may have been a dizzying ride, but Belinda Miller has never regretted voting for him in 2016.(image)

Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:42:19 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office said.(image)

Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:40:14 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."(image)

Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:59:29 -0500

(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not politically motivated, officials said on Friday.(image)

Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:38:21 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.(image)