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What the Shutdown Means Now

3 days ago   |   By Newser

Welcome to day 22: Starting Saturday, the partial government shutdown became the longest such closure in American history. About 800,000 federal workers received blank pay statements Friday as politicians in both parties continued to maneuver and consider their options, the AP reports. President Trump pressed Congress to find a...
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As shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history, federal employees sue over working for no pay

As shutdown becomes longest in U.S. history, federal employees sue over working for no pay

3 days ago   |   By Think Progress

The government shutdown dragged on for a 22nd day on Saturday, making it the longest in American history. On Friday, 800,000 federal employees went without their paychecks. And though President Trump insists “the buck stops with everybody,” 51 percent of Americans are placing blame for the shutdown him and him alone, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll .
On Friday, federal employee unions filed a lawsuit accusing the government of violating federal labor laws by forcing “essential” employees to continue to work through the shutdown, even though they aren't being paid. These unions - the...
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Day 22: Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

Day 22: Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

3 days ago   |   By ABC

Government shutdown enters 22nd day, becoming the longest federal closure in US history.
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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 ...

Judge strikes down effort to add citizenship question to census

Judge strikes down effort to add citizenship question to census

A federal judge has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. 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

A violent, interactive Netflix movie did not have permission to use the children's book publisher trademarked phrase "choose your own Adventure." Read more ...

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

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

Rachel Zegler recently went viral for some powerhouse vocals. Read more ...

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

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

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard have not been paid during the government shutdown. Read more ...

Former Yankees closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charges

Former Yankees closer John Wetteland arrested on child sex abuse charges

John Wetteland, the former Yankees and Rangers closer, was arrested Monday on child sex abuse charges, the Dallas Morning News reported. The 52-year-old Wetteland is being... Read more ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paid a $100 million bribe to former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in 2012, his former secretary alleged in explosive testimony on... Read more ...