DC mayor says Labor Dept. denied request for unemployment aid for 'essential' workers
DC mayor says Labor Dept. denied request for unemployment aid for 'essential' workers

By Caroline Kelly, CNN The Department of Labor on Thursday denied a request from Washington's mayor to make more federal employees who are working without pay eligible to collect unemployment benefits, Mayor Muriel...

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DOJ settlement requires high-profile law firm to repay the $4.6 million it earned working for Ukraine
DOJ settlement requires high-profile law firm to repay the $4.6 million it earned working for Ukraine

By Erica Orden, CNN One of the country's highest-profile law firms agreed to turn over $4.6 million it earned for 2012 work for Ukraine in connection with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and retroactively...

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Warren to visit Puerto Rico as administration considers diverting hurricane funds to border wall
Warren to visit Puerto Rico as administration considers diverting hurricane funds to border wall

By MJ Lee, CNN National Politics Reporter Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to travel to Puerto Rico next week, marking her first visit to the Caribbean island as a presidential hopeful at a moment of heightened political...

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Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea
Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea

By Zachary Cohen, CNN North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that...

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White House delegation cancels Davos trip
White House delegation cancels Davos trip

By Betsy Klein, CNN The White House has canceled the planned delegation's trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday, the 27th day of the government...

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The odds of a shutdown compromise just hit a depressing new low
The odds of a shutdown compromise just hit a depressing new low

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Donald Trump, petulant and impetuous, never lets a slight go unanswered. Because, at the end of (every) day, it's all about him -- and what he wants.

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House Democrat calls on Mnuchin to appear for hearing on IRS shutdown plan
House Democrat calls on Mnuchin to appear for hearing on IRS shutdown plan

By Donna Borak, CNN The top Democrat on the powerful House Ways and Means committee on Thursday asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to testify next week about the decision to bring more than 36,000 IRS workers back to...

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Dem Rep. Susie Lee: 'Let the Senate do its job'
Dem Rep. Susie Lee: 'Let the Senate do its job'

By Lauren Dezenski, CNN Rep. Susie Lee was one of the freshman Democrats who marched into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office urging him to re-open the government this week. McConnell was on the Senate...

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Fact-check: Does the shutdown raise real security concerns for State of the Union?
Fact-check: Does the shutdown raise real security concerns for State of the Union?

By Holmes Lybrand, CNN On Wednesday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi threw DC a curve ball when she sent President Donald Trump a letter suggesting the State of the Union address be rescheduled for when the partial...

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How Kirsten Gillibrand went from pushing for more deportations to wanting to abolish ICE
How Kirsten Gillibrand went from pushing for more deportations to wanting to abolish ICE

By Andrew Kaczynski With Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand entering the 2020 presidential race on Tuesday, her dramatic shift on the issue of immigration over the past decade will likely be one of the central questions about her...

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Acting attorney general's wife emails reporter that Mueller investigation is 'wrapping up'
Acting attorney general's wife emails reporter that Mueller investigation is 'wrapping up'

By Eli Watkins, CNN Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent an email to a reporter pushing back on an article and said the special counsel investigation was by all accounts "wrapping up."

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2 Republican congressmen meet with conservative troll with history of denying Holocaust
2 Republican congressmen meet with conservative troll with history of denying Holocaust

By Elizabeth Landers, CNN Two Republican congressmen met with a well-known conservative troll -- who was banned from Twitter after raising money to "take out" a Black Lives Matter activist and has a history of Holocaust...

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Trump startled by cozy Barr-Mueller relationship
Trump startled by cozy Barr-Mueller relationship

By Kaitlan Collins, Kevin Liptak and Jeff Zeleny, CNN President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special...

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What's essential and what's not in a shutdown? Guidelines are 'pretty vague'
What's essential and what's not in a shutdown? Guidelines are 'pretty vague'

By Gregory Wallace, CNN As the Trump administration recalls tens of thousands of government workers to restart operations previously closed during the partial shutdown, one expert says the law allows fairly wide latitude...

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FBI employees turn to food banks, outside work as shutdown drags on
FBI employees turn to food banks, outside work as shutdown drags on

By David Shortell and Josh Campbell, CNN As the government shutdown stretches towards a fifth week, FBI field offices across the country are opening food banks to help support special agents and staff struggling without pay.

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State Department orders staff back to work, says they will be paid
State Department orders staff back to work, says they will be paid

By Nicole Gaouette and Jennifer Hansler, CNN The State Department is ordering its staff back to work next week, pledging that it will find the money to pay them despite the partial government shutdown.

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Supreme Court to discuss Mueller-related mystery case behind closed doors Friday
Supreme Court to discuss Mueller-related mystery case behind closed doors Friday

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors on Friday to discuss a mystery case related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

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House Republicans join Democrats to rebuke Trump on Russia moves
House Republicans join Democrats to rebuke Trump on Russia moves

By Jeremy Herb, CNN The House issued a symbolic rebuke Thursday to the Trump administration on Russia, overwhelmingly passing a resolution against lifting sanctions on companies tied to oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a Kremlin...

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TSA's shutdown problem visualized
TSA's shutdown problem visualized

By Sam Petulla, CNN The number of Transportation Security Administration employees taking unscheduled absences has increased steadily since the shutdown started and since CNN first reported on the phenomenon. In the last...

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Trump denies Pelosi military aircraft for war zone trip
Trump denies Pelosi military aircraft for war zone trip

By Jeremy Diamond, Sarah Westwood and Kevin Liptak, CNN President Donald Trump said Thursday he was denying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a military plane for a trip to Afghanistan that was set to begin in the afternoon, a...

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