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Fox NewsJan 16, 2019
Trump signs bill giving back pay to federal workers after partial shutdown, White House says
President Trump has signed a bill guaranteeing back pay for federal workers who have been furloughed or forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday.

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Schumer: Trump's State of Union speech should be delayed if government shut (Reuters US News)

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Furloughed workers to get back pay once government shutdown is over
President Donald Trump has signed legislation guaranteeing back pay to federal workers furloughed because of the partial government shutdown.        

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Trump signs bill to pay government workers after shutdown ends (NY Post National News)

Reuters US NewsJan 16, 2019
As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union speech
With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.

CNN Most RecentJan 16, 2019
UK government survives confidence vote as May calls for Brexit compromise
Theresa May called on Britain's political parties to "put self-interest aside" and work together on a compromise Brexit deal, hours after her government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday night.

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Celebrity's 'Chefs for Feds' kitchen feeds unpaid U.S. government workers (Reuters US News)

Fox NewsJan 16, 2019
GSA sidestepped Constitution by allowing Trump hotel lease, report contends
The inspector general for the General Services Administration says the agency improperly ignored the U.S. Constitution's emoluments provision outlawing foreign gifts when it approved President Trump's management of his Washington hotel soon after his 2016 election.

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U.S. watchdog faults handling of government lease for Trump D.C. hotel (Reuters US News)

Fox NewsJan 16, 2019
Michigan State University interim president resigns over comments about Nassar victims
The interim president of Michigan State University resigned Wednesday amid criticism of remarks he made last week about victims of sexual abuse by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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John Engler Plans to Resign as Michigan State Interim President After Nassar Remarks, Trustee Says (New York Times - Front Page)
Michigan State trustee says John Engler is set to resign as university's interim president (Chicago Tribune)

USATODAY National NewsJan 16, 2019
Star chef serves free meals to federal workers
The government shutdown has caused for an outpouring of generosity throughout the country and chef Jose Andres has joined in by opening a kitchen and cafe to serve free meals to furloughed federal workers in Washington, D.C. (Jan. 16)         

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USDA recalls workers to help with farm loans, taxes; data uncertain (Reuters US News)

Fox NewsJan 16, 2019
Kentucky woman's death was ‘hastened' by ‘frustration' with Trump White House, obituary claimed
The obituary for a Kentucky woman who passed away in November reportedly claimed that her death "was hastened" by her concern over the Trump administration.

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Man in Georgia wanted to attack the White House, federal officials say (CNN Top Stories)

Fox NewsJan 16, 2019
FBI says Georgia man plotted attacks on White House, other DC sites
A Georgia man has been arrested and charged for allegedly plotting to attack the White House, federal prosecutors announced.

Reuters Top NewsJan 16, 2019
John Bogle, Vanguard founder and low-cost investing pioneer, dies at 89
John Bogle, whose family's struggles during the Great Depression led him to pioneer low-cost investing and to found Vanguard Group, now the world's biggest mutual fund firm, died on Wednesday at the age of 89, Vanguard said.

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John C. Bogle, Founder of Financial Giant Vanguard, Is Dead at 89 (New York Times - Front Page)

Reuters US NewsJan 16, 2019
Georgia man charged with plotting attack on White House: media
A Georgia man has been arrested and charged for allegedly plotting to destroy the White House and other government buildings in Washington, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on Wednesday.

CNN Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Vanguard's John Bogle dies at 89
John Bogle, who created the first index fund in 1975 and founded The Vanguard Group, died Wednesday at the age of 89.

Chicago TribuneJan 16, 2019
Chicago police commander catches alleged River North bank robber
A Chicago police commander on Wednesday single-handedly caught an alleged bank robber suspected of holding up three banks on the Near North Side in recent days.

Daniel O'Shea, commander of the 18th District - Near North, was patrolling in a police vehicle when he saw a man riding in a taxi who...



USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Watchdog: Federal property managers ignored whether Trump hotel lease violated Constitution
The General Services Administration didn't review the Constitution before leasing the Trump International Hotel to the president, a watchdog found.        

NY Post National NewsJan 16, 2019
Secret Service, DHS say they can handle State of the Union security
The Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security said they can handle security at President Trump's State of the Union address — which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants Trump to postpone. Both federal agencies have been largely shuttered as the partial government shutdown enters its record-breaking 26th day. But Homeland Security Chief Kirstjen Nielsen wrote...

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Security services prepared for Trump congressional address: DHS (Reuters US News)

CNN Most RecentJan 16, 2019
Tad Cummins, former Tennessee teacher, sentenced to 20 years in student's kidnapping
Tad Cummins, a former Tennessee teacher accused of running off with a 15-year-old student to California, prompting a coast to coast search, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, officials said.

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Ex-Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins gets 20 years for kidnapping teen student (NY Post National News)

CNN Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Federal courts will run out of money in 9 days if government remains shutdown


USATODAY National NewsJan 16, 2019
Fake news? Activists hand out counterfeit copies of The Washington Post in D.C.
The paper, dated May 1, 2019, featured the splashy headline "UNPRESIDENTED: ENDING CRISIS, TRUMP HASTILY DEPARTS WHITE HOUSE."         

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Trump's Washington DC hotel lease may violate Constitution: watchdog (NY Post National News)

NY Post National NewsJan 16, 2019
Michigan State interim president John Engler to resign amid Larry Nassar fallout
Michigan State University's interim president John Engler will resign following renewed criticism of how he handled fallout over the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed officials. Nassar, who was a team doctor for USA Gymnastics, was sentenced to up to 300 years in prison in two different...

Fox NewsJan 16, 2019
Tad Cummins, Tennessee teacher convicted in teen student's kidnapping, sentenced to decades in prison
A former Tennessee teacher who pleaded guilty to federal charges after he left the state with a teenaged student in 2017 — sparking a nationwide manhunt — has been sentenced.

Boston.com National NewsJan 16, 2019
An 87-year-old's obituary said Trump 'hastened' her death. A local paper wouldn't run it.
Frances Irene Finley Williams felt the same way about dress codes at funerals as she felt about politics: strongly. So when she died just before Thanksgiving at the age of 87, her family thought they would make politics a part of her obituary too. It was only natural, said her daughter, Cathy Duff. Williams and […]

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Gannett apologizes after refusing to run obituary that blamed Trump for death (Washington Post Nation)

Chicago TribuneJan 16, 2019
On-duty Chicago cops ordered to drive supervisor's child to police station, then babysit the kid: watchdog
Chicago's government watchdog recommended that a high-ranking Chicago police official face possible firing for directing officers under his supervision for nearly a year to drive his child from school to his Far West Side police station in a squad car and babysit the kid on the city's dime.

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New York Times - Front PageJan 16, 2019
Gillibrand Road Tests 2020 Campaign Themes, at a Diner Close to Home
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand began Day 1 as an exploratory presidential candidate by taking questions on Al Franken, guns and Wall Street.

Reuters US NewsJan 16, 2019
Ex-Michigan governor to resign university post in Nassar fallout: media
Michigan State University's interim president John Engler will resign following renewed criticism of how he handled fallout over the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed officials.

USATODAY National NewsJan 16, 2019
UK PM survives no-confidence vote post Brexit defeat
British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. (Jan. 16)         

Fox NewsJan 16, 2019
From GoFundMe to private project: Disabled vet says his border wall project gets $7M in donations
Air Force veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage, 37, who started the GoFundMe page in December to raise money for President Trump's border wall, said Wednesday that donors have given $7 million to his new idea: privately building the wall, according to reports.

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Upbeat bank earnings send Wall Street to one-month highs (Reuters Top News)

Reuters US NewsJan 16, 2019
Michigan university interim president to resign in Nassar fallout: media
Michigan State University's interim president John Engler will resign, following renewed criticism of how he handled fallout surrounding the sex abuse scandal involving sports doctor Larry Nassar, the Detroit Free Press reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed officials.

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
5 reasons Trump may want a shutdown that have nothing to do with a wall
Clearly, Trump must enjoy having a big chunk of our government closed. Besides a border wall fight, what else is he getting out of this mess? A lot.        

Reuters Top NewsJan 16, 2019
UK PM May seeks to end Brexit stalemate after winning confidence vote
Prime Minister Theresa May won a confidence vote in the British parliament on Wednesday before inviting other party leaders for immediate talks to try to break the impasse on a Brexit divorce agreement.

CNN Most RecentJan 16, 2019
Citigroup pays women 30% less than men
Citigroup released a candid equal pay report showing that the median pay for female employees is nearly one-third less than it is for men.

NY Post National NewsJan 16, 2019
Kirsten Gillibrand makes first campaign stop outside New York diner
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand blasted away at President Donald Trump during her first campaign stop, accusing the incumbent of choosing "to tear this country part" at an upstate diner Wednesday morning. "We have to take on President Trump and what he is doing," Gillibrand told supporters outside of a greasy spoon in the Hudson Valley....

USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Physician gave 27 near-death patients 'potentially fatal' pain meds, hospital says
An intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced.        

Chicago Sun-Times NewsJan 16, 2019
Police investigate mom accused of dragging son by hair through Aurora hospital
Officers went to the hospital about 4:40 p.m. for a call of possible child abuse at Rush Copley Medical Center, according to Aurora police.

Top Stories - Google NewsJan 16, 2019
Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? 5 things to know about the New York senator and 2020 candidate - Fox News
Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? 5 things to know about the New York senator and 2020 candidate  Fox NewsSen. Kirsten Gillibrand is running for president in 2020. The New York Democrat announced her White House bid on Jan. 15 during an episode of Stephen ...

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USATODAY.com News - Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Intensive care doctor gave 27 near-death patients 'potentially fatal' meds, hospital says
An intensive care doctor ordered "significantly excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in the past few years after families asked that lifesaving measures be stopped, an Ohio hospital system announced.        

Chicago Sun-Times NewsJan 16, 2019
Vanguard founder John Bogle dies at 89
John Bogle simplified investing for the masses by introducing the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1976.

CNN Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Trump's EPA nominee: Climate change not greatest crisis
President Trump's EPA nominee Andrew Wheeler said climate change is not the greatest crisis, calling it a "huge issue that has to be addressed globally." CNN's Chris Cillizza reports.

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EPA nominee Wheeler says climate change is neither a hoax nor the ‘greatest crisis' (LA Times National News)

Yahoo NewsJan 16, 2019
Wrecks seen as wildfire areas brace for big California storm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Days of rain and snow across California have snarled rush-hour commutes and triggered deadly wrecks on slick roads even before the most intense storm hits Wednesday, with wildfire-ravished communities bracing for dangerous mudslides and mountain residents facing a "potentially life-threatening" blizzard.


CNN Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Netflix price hike: How much is too much?
Netflix has been on a spending spree for talent and content, so it should come as no surprise that the streamer announced on Tuesday that it is raising its monthly fees by $1 to $2, depending on the subscription plan.

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Netflix's price hike: How much is too much for consumers? (CNN Most Recent)

USATODAY National NewsJan 16, 2019
Floods, mudslides, wind, blizzards: Thursday will be another wild weather day in California
Mudslides and flooding closed roads in California as heavy rains and snow were forecast.         

Reuters Top NewsJan 16, 2019
Sterling up after May wins confidence vote; stocks climb
Major world stock indexes rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 supported by sharply higher U.S. bank shares after strong earnings, while the pound was up after British Prime Minister Theresa May's government won a confidence vote in parliament.

CNN Most RecentJan 16, 2019
EPA nominee calls climate change 'a huge issue,' but not 'the greatest crisis'
Andrew Wheeler, the nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and its current acting administrator, said he considers climate change an "eight or nine" on a one-to-10 scale of concern but that it is not the greatest crisis.

Top Stories - Google NewsJan 16, 2019
Federal agency ‘improperly' ignored constitutional concerns before allowing Trump to keep lease to his hotel, internal watchdog says - The Washington Post
Federal agency ‘improperly' ignored constitutional concerns before allowing Trump to keep lease to his hotel, internal watchdog says  The Washington PostThe General Services Administration "ignored" concerns that President Trump's lease on a government-owned building — the one that houses his Trump ...

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USATODAY National NewsJan 16, 2019
Mudslides, floods, blizzards, 6 feet of snow, 110-mph winds: California nightmare
Mudslides and flooding closed roads in California as heavy rains and snow were forecast deep into the week.         

Fox NewsJan 16, 2019
Karen Pence slammed by LGBT activists for taking job at school that bans gay teachers
Second Lady Karen Pence is taking heat for taking a part-time teaching job at a Virginia school that does not permit gay men and lesbians to be teachers.

Top Stories - Google NewsJan 16, 2019
Jayme Closs should get $50G reward offered because ‘she got herself out,' 911 caller's husband says - Fox News
Jayme Closs should get $50G reward offered because ‘she got herself out,' 911 caller's husband says  Fox NewsAs authorities decide what to do with the $50000 reward initially offered for information in Jayme Closs' disappearance, the husband of the woman who called ...

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Top Stories - Google NewsJan 16, 2019
Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers - The New York Times
Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers  The New York TimesKaren Pence Is Working At A School That Bans LGBTQ Employees And Kids  HuffPostKaren Pence to teach at school that bans gay students, parents, employees  POLITICOKaren Pence Has Just Taken a Job at a School That Bans LGBT Pupils  NewsweekKaren Pence Will Teach At Anti-LGBTQ School  HuffPostView full coverage on Google News

Top Stories - Google NewsJan 16, 2019
City Girls and Cardi B Give Us the Ass-Clapping Video Anthem We Never Knew We Wanted - The Root
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CNN Top StoriesJan 16, 2019
Will a deadly Syria attack force the US to fight back, or withdraw faster?
After the death of US troops in a gruesome explosion in northern Syria, Washington faces an uncomfortable question: Accelerate America's withdrawal from the country, do nothing, or stay longer and fight?

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Pence declares 'ISIS has been defeated' on the same day as deadly Syria attack - CNN (Top Stories - Google News)

CNN USJan 16, 2019
Man accused of pushing, punching an 11-year-old girl


Chicago TribuneJan 16, 2019
Let Trump build his border wall — as a monument to American stupidity
Let's build President Donald Trump's ludicrous border wall.

Let's give our tantrum-throwing adult president the money he wants and end the government shutdown before it does more harm to the roughly 800,000 federal workers now missing paychecks. They are pawns in this mess, by no choice of their...



Boston.com National NewsJan 16, 2019
A CNN analyst called out a Fox News contributor for his white privilege. He's black.
"Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should've been better prepped. I'm black."

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CNN USJan 16, 2019
GOP lawmakers in 2 states want to spend state funds on Trump's border wall
A Republican Montana state senator and Republican delegates from West Virginia plan to introduce measures to allocate state funds to help build President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the southern US border.

USATODAY National NewsJan 15, 2019
North Carolina man seen punching 11-year-old girl in video arrested, charged with assault
David Steven Bell was also charged with assault against two 13-year-old girls, according to arrest warrants obtained Monday.         
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