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A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will... [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source Chicago Tribune – Nationwide
Between the ticking clock on a government shutdown and a growing White House sex scandal, there was plenty of news to discuss on cable television on Thursday night. Fox News's Tucker Carlson, however, devoted airtime last night to update viewers on developments in the October 1 mass shooting in... [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source Chicago Tribune – Nationwide
The day after 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern was elected leader of New Zealand's Labour Party in August, two different television hosts asked about her plans for a family. One of the hosts specifically asked whether it was acceptable for a nation's prime minister to take maternity leave while in office.... [...]
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source Chicago Tribune – Nationwide
An appointee of President Donald Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with PTSD and undocumented immigrants surfaced in the news media. Carl Higbie lasted less than six... [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source Chicago Tribune – Nationwide
WASHINGTON - Nearly a year after about 200 people were charged with rioting during President Donald Trump's inauguration, federal prosecutors announced they would drop a majority of the cases because they could not prove the defendants planned or participated in protests with the aim of smashing... [...]
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source Chicago Tribune – Nationwide

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