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FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ross, one of the richest people in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, is questioning why furloughed federal workers are reluctant to take out loans to get through the government shutdown. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 24, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, one of the richest people in President Donald Trump's Cabinet, questioned Thursday why furloughed federal workers were using food banks instead of taking out loans to get through the monthlong partial government shutdown. Ross was asked on CNBC to...
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President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a healthcare roundtable in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 24, 2019 - 6:18 am
Overall, 34 percent of Americans approve of Trump's job performance.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., responds to reporters after officially postponing President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The California Democrat told Trump in a letter Wednesday the Democratic-controlled House won't pass the required measure for him to give the nationally televised speech from the House floor. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 23, 2019 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a high-stakes case of dare and double-dare, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served notice Wednesday that President Donald Trump won't be allowed to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress next week. She took the step after Trump said he planned to show...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. arrives for a House Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 23, 2019 - 4:10 pm
"The government is closed," she told him in a letter. "Let's work together on a mutually agreeable date we can welcome you to the Capitol."
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January 23, 2019 - 12:56 pm
It's all in good fun, according to management.
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Students arrive at Covington Catholic High School as classes resume following a closing due to security concerns the previous day, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, in Park Hills, Ky. Local police authorities controlled access to the property at entrances and exits. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
January 23, 2019 - 10:41 am
PARK HILLS, Ky. (AP) — A Catholic high school student whose close encounter with a Native American activist and a black religious sect was captured on video in Washington, D.C. says he has nothing to apologize for. Nick Sandmann told NBC's "Today" show on Wednesday that he had every right to be...
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Guy Jones, left, and a supporter of President Donald Trump named Don join hands during a gathering of Native American supporters in front of the Catholic Diocese of Covington in Covington, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019. Jones organized Tuesday's gathering. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
January 22, 2019 - 8:20 pm
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky boys' school shut down its campus Tuesday as a precaution and a small protest was held outside their diocese as fallout continued over an encounter involving white teenagers, Native American marchers and a black religious sect outside the Lincoln Memorial last week...
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Furloughed EPA worker Jeff Herrema holds a sign outside the offices of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, in Park Hills, Ky., Tuesday, Jan 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
January 22, 2019 - 6:56 pm
"As hundreds of thousands of federal workers brace for another painful payday, remind our lawmakers they can ease the pain," Chaplain Barry Black intoned as the Senate convened.
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Supreme Court
In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 22, 2019 - 4:19 pm
Cases will continue to move through lower courts and could eventually reach the Supreme Court again.
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President Donald Trump, center, and Vice President Mike Pence, left, visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
January 21, 2019 - 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has paid a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington on the holiday honoring the civil rights leader. Trump arrived shortly after 11 a.m. to pay his respects on a frigid and windy day. He was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who...
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