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Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney speaks with reporters outside the White House about a possible government shutdown, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Dem, GOP leaders already blame each other as shutdown loomsA bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down
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FILe - In this Jan 12, 2018 file photo ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, center, stands with elected Catalan lawmakers of his Together for Catalonia party at a park in Brussels. Puigdemont will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate, officials said Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 despite the possible risk of arrest  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
Catalan ex-president to risk arrest, travel to DenmarkCatalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont is taking his campaign to recover his old job from Belgium to Denmark, in a bid to step up the pressure on Spanish authorities who have said that a fugitive abroad can't be the region's president
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Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen Pence, left, speaks to anti-abortion supporters and participants of the annual March for Life event, during a reception in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Latest: VP Pence still plans trip to Middle EastVice President Mike Pence still plans to travel to the Middle East on Friday night, despite the potential for a shutdown of the federal government
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Pence to travel to Mideast Friday despite gov't shutdown threat, spokeswoman says trip integral to national securityPence to travel to Mideast Friday despite gov't shutdown threat, spokeswoman says trip integral to national security
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The Latest: Trump addressing March for Life from Rose GardenPresident Donald Trump is addressing the anti-abortion March for Life from the White House Rose Garden
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Alison Pavlicek, a volunteer with Susan B. Anthony List, canvasses a neighborhood, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in Glendale, Ohio.  Anti-abortion activists say their movement shows signs of success a year into President Donald Trump’s administration. That’s partly due to Trump’s support and Vice President Mike Pence’s commitment to curbing the practice made legal nearly 45 years ago.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movementAmericans still feel strongly about the abortion issue nearly 45 years after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized it
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Trump scraps plans to travel to his Florida resort on Friday as threat of government shutdown loomsTrump scraps plans to travel to his Florida resort on Friday as threat of government shutdown looms
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US agency details enforcement of doctors' conscience rightsTrump administration spells out plans to protect medical providers who refuse to carry out procedures such as abortions on moral or religious grounds
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Hezbollah denies US drug trafficking accusationsThe leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group has categorically dismissed allegations that it is involved in drug trafficking and money laundering
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Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks about the National Defense Review, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. China's expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are among the U.S. military's top national security priorities, the Pentagon said Friday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Pentagon: China, Russia outpace terrorism threatThe Pentagon says that countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities, outpacing the threat of terrorism, which has long gripped America and its allies.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Arkansas lawmakers OK ban on disputed herbicideArkansas lawmakers have approved banning an herbicide that farmers say has drifted onto crops where it wasn't applied and caused damage, but the prohibition still faces a legal challenge from a maker of the weed killer
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An Indian man inspects a house damaged allegedly due to firing from the Pakistan side of the border at Suchetgarh village , in Ranbir Singh Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Friday, Jan.19,2018. Tensions soared along the volatile frontier between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir as soldiers of the rivals continued shelling villages and border posts for third day Friday. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in KashmirTensions between India and Pakistan have soared along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day
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