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Trump: 'I can't tell you when' government will reopen

In a Christmas Day appearance in the Oval Office, Trump issued a lengthy defense of his desire for a wall, saying it's the only way to stop drugs and human traffickers from entering the country.

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NASA’s 1st flight to moon, Apollo 8, marks 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago on Christmas Eve, a tumultuous year of assassinations, riots and war drew to a close in heroic and hopeful fashion with the three Apollo 8 astronauts reading from the Book of Genesis on live TV as they orbited the moon.

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Indonesia searches for tsunami victims; death toll hits 373

Efforts to collect hundreds of bodies and save the injured were stepped up in Indonesia on Monday following the country's latest tsunami, as scientists collected evidence on how a volcanic eruption triggered the weekend tragedy.

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Mulvaney says ‘very possible’ shutdown stretches into 2019

A top White House official warned Sunday that it's "very possible" the partial government shutdown stretches into the new year and that how quickly numerous shuttered Cabinet departments and agencies resume doing the people's business is up to Congress.

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Partial government shutdown compounds risks for US economy

Now in its 10th year, America's economic expansion still looks sturdy. Yet the partial shutdown of the government that began Saturday has added another threat to a growing list of risks.

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A decade-long rally on Wall Street looks like it's ending

After almost 10 years, Wall Street's rally looks like it's ending.

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Mattis resigning as Pentagon chief after Trump disagreements

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned after clashing with President Donald Trump over the abrupt withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria and after two years of deep disagreements over America's role in the world.

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‘A moral disaster’: AP reveals scope of migrant kids program

Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again.

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Illinois Attorney General finds 500 more Catholic clergy accused of abuse

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday issued a blistering report about clergy sexual abuse, saying that Catholic dioceses in Illinois has not released the names of at least 500 clergy accused of sexually abusing children.

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Trump rejects bill to avoid shutdown, forcing GOP scramble

LISA MASCARO, MATTHEW DALY and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

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Putin issues ominous warning on rising nuclear war threat

The world is facing a rising threat of a nuclear war because of the U.S. pullout from arms control treaties and its destabilizing military plans, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Speaking at his annual news conference, Putin warned that "it could lead to the destruction.

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10 Things to Know for Today | December 20, 2018

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

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Senate poised to vote to keep government running into 2019

The Senate prepared to vote Wednesday to avert a federal shutdown and keep the government funded into February after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico.

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Children as young as 10 fight, kill and die in Yemen's war

The number etched on the bracelet around Mohammed's wrist gave the 13-year-old soldier comfort as missiles fired from enemy warplanes shook the earth beneath him.

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Kingman man gets 3 years for threatening president, others

A Kingman man will serve more than three years in prison for threatening to kill President Donald Trump and other political figures.

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10 Things to Know for Today | December 19, 2018

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

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Funding government without border wall appears back on table

President Donald Trump appeared to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall

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Flynn sentencing abruptly postponed; judge expresses disgust

A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing of President Donald Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Tuesday, saying he could not hide his disgust for Flynn's crime of lying to the FBI and accusing him of selling out his country.

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10 Things to Know for Today | December 18, 2018

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

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US stocks drop to a 14-month low as tech, health care drop

U.S. stocks are skidding Monday as another day of big losses takes the market to its lowest level in more than a year.

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Flynn's ex-business associates charged with illegal lobbying

Two business associates of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, were charged Monday with illegally lobbying for Turkey as part of a campaign to pressure the United States to expel a Turkish cleric.

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10 Things to Know for Today | December 17, 2018

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

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Today in History | Dec. 17

On Dec. 17, 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright of Dayton, Ohio, conducted the first successful manned powered-airplane flights near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, using their experimental craft, the Wright Flyer.

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White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown

Democratic congressional leaders, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have proposed no more than $1.6 billion, as outlined in a bipartisan Senate bill. The money would not go for the wall but for fencing upgrades and other border security.

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Ruling to strike down health law puts GOP in a quandary

In a 55-page opinion, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled Friday that last year’s tax cut bill knocked the constitutional foundation from under “Obamacare” by eliminating a penalty for not having coverage.