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What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

The New York Times | Saturday January 20, 2018

The clock is ticking. Without a funding deal, the federal government will shut down on Jan. 20 at 12:01 a.m. But what does that mean and how does it happen?

Senate, Supreme Court, Menendez: Your Friday Evening Briefing

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

Here's what you need to know at the end of the day.

We've Heard It All Before. Shutdown Talk in 2013 Compared to Today.

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

It's déjà vu. The sentiments lawmakers make about a government shutdown are the same, but the party that is saying them has changed.

Trump Overstates Government Shutdown's Effect on the Military

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

President Trump has repeatedly said that a government shutdown would devastate the military. But many parts of the military would continue to operate.

The 747 Had a Great Run. But Farewell Doesn't Mean the End.

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The final Boeing 747 flight by any commercial United States airline took to the sky recently, with some tears and farewells. But a new life for the plane beckons.

Calls Grow for Michigan State University President to Resign Over Nassar Case

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The school's board of trustees asked for a state inquiry over whether officials ignored or covered up abuse complaints over Larry Nassar.

Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.

Travel Ban Caught Homeland Security by Surprise, Report Concludes

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

Agents were given little notice and conflicting guidance on how to enforce President Trump's first travel ban last year, leading to chaos at airports.

Las Vegas Police Release New Details of Massacre Investigation

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The Las Vegas sheriff said that while he was confident that Stephen Paddock was the only gunman, there was still another person under investigation.

Las Vegas Shooting Preliminary Report

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Friday released its preliminary report into the killing of 58 people by a gunman opened fire on a crowd from a hotel room in October.

Trump Envisions an A.T.F. Without the A or T

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The proposal would move alcohol and tobacco enforcement to Treasury. It would require a new name for an agency that no longer focuses on its historical target, bootleggers.

Welcome to the Neighborhood: America's Sports Stadiums Are Moving Downtown

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

New sports arenas are altering the financial formula for building these behemoths by surrounding themselves with apartments, bars and office towers — not parking lots.

Journalists at The Los Angeles Times Vote to Form a Union

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

By a 248-44 vote, newsroom employees have defied an anti-union campaign by Tronc management. The announcement came the day after a report detailing harassment allegations against The Times' publisher.

HHS releases new rule on health workers' religious, moral objections

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Health and Human Services officials said the initiatives were part of the Trump administration's “pro-life mission."

Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump's Latest Travel Ban

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

President Trump's third attempt to impose restrictions on travel from predominantly Muslim nations will face a test in the Supreme Court this spring.

'What happened at JFK ... was unacceptable': Trying to prevent a repetition of the winter storm airport meltdown

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Port Authority officials have repeatedly apologized to travelers for the breakdowns that left thousands stranded without their bags.