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The Federal Government In Its Second Day Of A Shutdown Amid A Spending-Bill Impasse In Congress
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At Least 18 Dead in Kabul Hotel Siege

A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed

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The Best and Worst Moments from the SAG Awards 2018

This year the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards had a strong message: Time’s Up. To get their point across, not only did the show exclusively have female presenters to dole out all 13 awards, but they also had Kristen Bell serve as its first ever host

SNL Asks 'What Even Matters Anymore'?

Saturday Night Live took an unusual turn this weekend when actors broke the fourth wall during a gameshow sketch featuring host Jessica Chastain that posed the question: "What even matters anymore?"

Women's March

Women Nationwide March to Protest Trump

Democratic women are turning their heartbreak over Hillary's loss into political action. 'What you're seeing is an emphasis on the fact that women can make a change in the midterms,' says one marcher

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2017 Was Mexico's Deadliest Year on Record

Mexico has recorded its highest homicide rate in years, with the government's interior ministry reporting 29,168 murders in 2017, more than in 2011 at the peak of the country's drug cartel-stoked violence

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Trump's First Year Has Been a Can't-Miss Drama

In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms and traditions, fighting with Republicans and Democrats alike and changing how the nation and the presidency are viewed

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Kinks and Zombies Bassist Jim Rodford Dies

Former Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died after a fall. He was 76. The Zombies, the group Rodford had played with since 1999, confirmed the death of the British musician on their Facebook page

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Flu Season in the U.S. Is Getting Worse

Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even more intense