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Programs threatened by government shutdown

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A government shutdown would furlough thousands of federal workers. However, some would be required to come to work, without pay. CBS News correspondent Julianna Goldman explains.

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Women think U.S. would be better off with more women in office - CBS News poll

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Most women say it's important for women to run for political office and think the country would be better off for it, but there is a partisan divide on the question

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Trump meets with Schumer on the looming shutdown

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Senator Chuck Schumer (D-New York) went to the White House Friday for talks with President Trump about the looming government shutdown. McClatchy White House correspondent Anita Kumar joins CBSN to explain what's at stake for both sides.

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Governor amends special session call to include tax hikes

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has amended her executive order calling for a special legislative session to include new tax increases and policy changes endorsed by a group of civic and business leaders. Fallin amended her call Friday to ask lawmakers to consider tax hikes on tobacco, motor fuel and energy production, [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Tech industry urges U.S. to keep work permits for H-1B spouses

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The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue a proposal to remove the work eligibility of spouses of H-1B holders — a move that industry groups expect next month.

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Federal government shutdown won’t have big impact on Washington state if duration is short

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A federal government shutdown would begin at midnight Saturday if Congress can't pass a short-term funding bill. The last time the federal government shut down in 2013, it lasted for two weeks.

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Battle lines already forming for Menendez corruption retrial

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him. Prosecutors from the Department of Justice told a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that they will seek a retrial of the Democratic senator, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Mueller, Manafort OK with lawsuit being transferred

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawsuit challenging special counsel Robert Mueller’s authority may soon be transferred to another judge. Mueller and lawyers for Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s campaign, filed a joint notice Friday saying they have no objection to transferring Manafort’s lawsuit to the federal judge overseeing the criminal case against [...]

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Suspect charged with federal crime in Rand Paul assault

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The attack on Nov. 3 left Paul with multiple fractured ribs and subsequently contracted and required medical attention for pneumonia

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Sen. Rand Paul’s alleged attacker charged with federal crime

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Republican lawmaker’s yard in Kentucky has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement. Josh J. Minkler, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, said Friday that no date has been set [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Tabloid held porn star’s 2011 interview after Trump threat

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NEW YORK (AP) — A tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star’s 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president’s personal lawyer threatened to sue, four former employees of the tabloid’s publisher told The Associated Press. In Touch magazine published its 5,000-word interview with the pornographic actor [...]

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Prosecutors to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him. Federal prosecutors told a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that they will seek a retrial of the Democratic senator, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November. The filing to [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Huntington mayor drops bid for US House seat

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Huntington Mayor Steve Williams says he’s ending his run for the U.S. House in West Virginia’s 3rd District. Williams tells the Huntington Herald-Dispatch there are problems in the city that need his attention, including a drug epidemic and growing violence. The Democrat is in his second mayoral term. The House seat [...]

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Washington vows to stay open if government shuts down

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WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia officials are vowing not to let the looming shutdown of the federal government affect the city’s normal functions, with local departments picking up the slack for shuttered federal agencies. At a Friday press conference, with the shutdown due to start at midnight, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser announced, “Shutdown or [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Lawmaker in sexual harassment scandal to run for re-election

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A second Republican state representative in Kentucky who signed a secret sexual harassment settlement has decided to run for re-election in 2018. State Rep. Michael Meredith filed paperwork with the Secretary of State’s office on Friday. Meredith was one of four GOP lawmakers to sign a secret sexual harassment settlement involving [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

DOJ to re-try Bob Menendez corruption case

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Menendez was acquitted in November, after the jury was deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial

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Trump signs surveillance law after confusing tweets

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday signed a bill into law to renew a foreign intelligence surveillance program, announcing his action in the latest in a series of confusing tweets about the spy program. Trump’s tweet on Jan. 11 created chaos in the House just before it voted to reauthorize what is known [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Official: Plan to exclude Florida from drilling isn’t final

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s promise to exempt Florida from an offshore drilling plan is not a formal action, an Interior Department official said Friday in a statement that Democrats said contradicted a high-profile announcement by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Zinke has proposed opening nearly all U.S. coastline to offshore oil and gas drilling, [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

Nebraska notifies 2nd death-row inmate of drugs to be used

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s corrections department has notified a second death-row inmate of the drugs it intends to use for his execution. The Department of Correctional Services sent the letter Friday to Carey Dean Moore, who has been on death row since 1980 for fatally shooting two Omaha taxicab drivers. No execution date has [...]

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Source: www.seattletimes.com

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

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A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of converting anger and enthusiasm into political force. The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches created [...]

Source: www.seattletimes.com

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