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The Latest: Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

Senate Democrats appear to have derailed a Republican bill aimed at preventing a federal shutdown set to begin as soon as the calendar flips to Saturday.

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Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting

President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.

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Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leader

A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a remote area of New Mexico.

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For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan.19, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Snow hits the southern states

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

Southerners awaited a big thaw that would end days of icy roads, broken pipes, snow and numbing cold after a fierce winter storm blasted their normally mild region.

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Prosecutor: Parents chained children for months at a time

A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for months at a time and forbidding them from showering more than once a year or using the toilet, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

Reinforcing its strong connection with social conservatives, the Trump administration announced Thursday a new federal office to protect medical providers refusing to participate in abortion, assisted suicide or other procedures on moral or religious grounds.

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Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays

Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status, Haitian community leaders and immigrant activists say.

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Grandparents shocked by reports of 13 starved grandchildren

The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 18, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Arizona's GOP senators denounce Trump attacks on news media

President Donald Trump's use of the terms "fake news" and "enemy of the people" is "shameful" and reminiscent of words infamously used by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to describe his enemies, Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday.

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Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no

Congressional Democrats on Wednesday dug in on their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants — a hard-line stance celebrated by liberal groups who have shrugged off risks of a government shutdown.

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Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

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SEOUL, South Korea — The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 17, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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Navy filing homicide charges against 2 ship commanders

Five officers involved in two Navy ship collisions last year that killed a total of 17 sailors are being charged with negligent homicide, the Navy said Tuesday.

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Hear: Sex abuse victim speaks against ex-doctor

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts

Kyle Stephens was the first victim of nearly 100 to speak Tuesday at a sentencing hearing for Larry Nassar. Stephens, whose parents were friends with the now disgraced doctor, said he repeatedly sexually abused her when she was a child

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Aced it: Doc says Trump got perfect score on cognitive test

President Donald Trump performed "exceedingly well" on a surprise cognitive screening test administered last week, his doctor said Tuesday, as the White House continued to bat back questions about the president's mental fitness for office.

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California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber

From the outside, the brown-and-beige four-bedroom home looked fairly orderly. Inside, it was a veritable torture chamber for 13 siblings who lived with their parents, police said.

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Sexual abuse victim to ex-doctor: 'You are a repulsive liar'

One of the dozens of victims expected to testify at the sentencing hearing of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor on Tuesday described the sexual abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on her as a child and warned him that "little girls don't stay little forever."

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Olympic champ Simone Biles says she was abused by doctor

Simone Biles watched as her friends and former Olympic teammates came forward to detail abuse at the hands of a now-imprisoned former USA Gymnastics team doctor

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13 siblings, some chained to beds, held captive in California home, police say

California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.

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10 Things to Know for Today, Jan. 16, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Pope begs forgiveness for 'irreparable harm' from sex abuse

Pope Francis begged for forgiveness Tuesday for the "irreparable damage" done to children who were raped and molested by priests, opening his visit to Chile by diving head-first into a scandal that has greatly hurt the Catholic Church's credibility here and cast a cloud over his visit.

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On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

They had gathered to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., but many of those who delivered speeches on the national holiday created to honor the slain civil rights leaders focused their remarks on another man: President Donald Trump.

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