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Government shutdown is now tied for the longest in history

4 days ago   |   By New York Post

The partial government shutdown reached its 21st day Friday, equaling the record set during the Clinton administration in 1995-96 - as many of the 800,000 federal employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay missed their first paychecks. With no end in sight to the impasse between the White House and congressional Democrats,...
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At Day 21, U.S. Government Shutdown Ties for Longest on Record

At Day 21, U.S. Government Shutdown Ties for Longest on Record

4 days ago   |   By Fortune

On day 21, the partial federal government shutdown is now tied for the longest on record. Unless there's a breakthrough in negotiations-and the planned White House roundtable on “border security and safe communities” set for Friday, as the Associated Press reports, makes that sound unlikely-the impasse looks likely to continue. So do the pain and problems that result.
Friday marks the first paycheck 800,000 workers won't see and it's hitting workers hard. One worker facing an unsympathetic landlord told the New York Post , “I just cross my fingers and pray to God that this will be over and...
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Factbox: Impact on U.S. government widens on 21st day of shutdown

4 days ago   |   By Reuters

A shutdown of about a quarter of the U.S. government reached its 21st day on Friday, tying it with the longest shutdown to date, and many of the 800,000 employees who have been furloughed or who are working without pay missed their first paychecks.
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IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds...

IRS recalling nearly 60 percent of its workforce to handle tax refunds - without pay

The IRS is recalling 46,000 workers - nearly 60 percent of its workforce - from furlough to handle tax refunds without pay. Read more ...

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

Publisher sues Netflix for $25M over use of trademark catchphrase in new series

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Steven Spielberg casts unknown 17-year-old as Maria in 'West Side Story' remake

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Coast Guard receives $15 million donation for unpaid service members as...

Coast Guard receives $15 million donation for unpaid service members as shutdown continues

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‘They used him as a sex slave': 7 people arrested after missing Florida teen...

‘They used him as a sex slave': 7 people arrested after missing Florida teen found

The 15-year-old boy had been missing for nearly a year. Read more ...

El Chapo paid $100M bribe to ex-Mexican president: secretary

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Trump says solution to government shutdown impasse 'so simple'

Trump says solution to government shutdown impasse 'so simple'

President Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix for the government shutdown and dug in for more combat, declaring he would "never ever back down." Read more ...

Online gambling could be threatened with legal opinion from Justice Department

Online gambling could be threatened with legal opinion from Justice Department

The Justice Department says a previous opinion misinterpreted the statute. Read more ...

Jets win fight for controversial coordinator Gregg Williams

Jets win fight for controversial coordinator Gregg Williams

It seems the Jets have gotten their man. Adam Gase said he wanted a head coach of the defense, and it appears Gregg Williams is going to be joining him in Florham Park, ESPN... Read more ...

Netflix raising prices to offset programming costs, debt

Netflix raising prices to offset programming costs, debt

SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is raising its US prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most... Read more ...