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2018 January. Page #1. Latest story: Discussion Megathread: Senate Debates Funding Bill; President, Senator Schumer Meet to Avert Shutdown

Drilling Off Florida Is Still On the Table, Interior Official Says

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

A surprise statement on Friday undercut last week's announcement that Florida had been granted an exemption from President Trump's offshore-drilling plan.

Michael Douglas accused of sexual harassment by former employee

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Writer Susan Braudy described several alleged incidents involving Douglas from the 1980s, when he was at the peak of his career.

A TV crew tried to sneak a fake bomb through Newark airport security. It didn’t go so well.

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

The TSA says nine people were arrested after attempting to carry on an item with “all of the makings of an improvised explosive device.”

The nation’s first Medicaid work rules loom, and many fear losing health coverage

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

In pushing for hundreds of thousands of poor Kentuckians to hold jobs or otherwise engage in their communities to keep their health insurance, Gov. Matt Bevin foresees a more self-reliant state. But losing Medicaid, one woman says, is “not the way to get out of poverty.”

How Washington Reached the Brink of a Shutdown

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

Here's a look back at the events that lead to the bring of a government shutdown over DACA.

Baltimore Fires Another Police Commissioner, After Record High Murder Rate

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

“I'm impatient,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said. The new commissioner announced plans to flood city streets with waves of officers.

Salvadorans and Haitians have 60 days to apply for extension of protected status one last time

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

About 200,000 Salvadorans have temporary protected status under a program being eliminated by the Trump administration in 2019.

The Energy 202: Possible government shutdown means FEMA could be hobbled while national parks stay open

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

The impact of a shutdown on environmental and energy agencies will be uneven.

California Today: 100 Million Dead Trees Prompt Fears of Giant Wildfires

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

Friday: A new wildfire threat, the L.A. Times's chief executive is accused of inappropriate behavior, the millionaire-exodus scenario and surfing as the official state sport.

Senate Democrats Appear Set to Block Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

The government will shut down at midnight Eastern Time if lawmakers fail to get an agreement on a spending bill.