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Melania Trump reflects on her first year as First Lady

Melania Trump has reflected on the privileges and responsibilities of being the First Lady of the United States...

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Trump Appointee Resigns and Apologizes for Racist Comments

Carl Higbie resigned on Thursday as chief of external affairs for the Corporation for National and Community Service after it was revealed he made disparaging remarks about bl...

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Bitter Bickering Muddies the Path to Ending the Government Shutdown

Senator John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana, during an interview on Sunday in Washington...

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Congressman Combating Harassment Settled His Own Misconduct Case

Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, traveled with President Trump to the state on Thursday...

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Patrick Meehan’s Response to The Times’s Article on His Settlement for Misconduct

Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, used taxpayer money to pay a former aide who had seen him as a father figure before she said he made unwanted advanc...

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Who’s to Blame For the Shutdown?

The House and Senate reconvened for a rare Saturday session, hoping to find a way to restart the flow of funds after much of the federal government shut down, while Republican...

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The Longer It Lasts, the More a Shutdown Could Hurt the Economy

A room for Senate appropriations remained empty on Saturday during the shutdown...

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Open, Closed or Something in Between: What a Shutdown Looks Like

A sign announcing the closing of the Statue of Liberty because of the government shutdown...

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Patrick Meehan, Congressman Combating Harassment, Settled His Own Misconduct Case

Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, traveled with President Trump to the state on Thursday...

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Trump labels govt shutdown ‘nice present’

US President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the failure of budget talks that have forced the US government to shut down. On the first anniversary of his inauguration as...

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After Vowing to Fix Washington, Trump Is Mired in a Familiar Crisis

President Trump opted not to accept a deal that he and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the top Senate Democrat, had hashed at the White House on Friday...

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Trading Blame for the Shutdown, Lawmakers Search for a Deal to End It

The shutdown took effect after the vast majority of Senate Democrats joined with a few Republicans to block the funding bill that had passed the House...

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Trump Accuses Democrats of Playing ‘Shutdown Politics’ on Anniversary

President Trump opted not to accept a deal that he and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the top Senate Democrat, had hashed at the White House on Friday...

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The National Rifle Association’s Telegenic Warrior

Dana Loesch, a conservative political commentator, at a gun range at Crossfire Defense Academy & Range in Flower Mound, Tex...

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The Steven Marshall story

Watch a compelling profile of SA Liberal Steven Marshall...

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Approaching Shutdown:Scenes From the Capital

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Government Shuts Down as Bill to Extend Funding Is Blocked; Senate Adjourns for the Night

The sunset Friday in Washington as Congress neared the first government shutdown since 2013...

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Senate Leaders Speak After Government Shuts Down

Shortly after midnight, Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer made statements blaming the opposing party for failing to reach an agreement to fund the government...

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Live Briefing: Government Shuts Down as Bill to Extend Funding Is Blocked; Senate Adjourns for the Night

The sunset Friday in Washington as Congress neared the first government shutdown since 2013...

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US government in shutdown

The US government has shut down after politicians failed to agree a new budget, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers on unpaid leave. In a dramatic night in Washin...

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Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in Senate

President Trump with Senators Mitch McConnell, center, and Chuck Schumer on Wednesday in Washington...

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How Trump and Schumer Came Close to a Deal Over Cheeseburgers

President Trump returning to the Oval Office, where he met with Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, on Friday...

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Live Briefing: Government Shuts Down as Bill to Extend Funding Is Blocked; Senators Continue to Seek Deal

The sunset Friday in Washington as Congress neared the first government shutdown since 2013...

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Last-minute talks to avert a US government shutdown

US President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer have held last-minute talks to avert a US government shutdown, with Mr Schumer accusing Republicans of bei...

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Live Briefing: Senate Democrats Block Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight; Shutdown Looms

The sunset Friday in Washington as Congress neared the first government shutdown since 2013...

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Senate Democrats Kill Bill to Keep Government Open Past Midnight

President Trump with Senators Mitch McConnell, center, and Chuck Schumer on Wednesday in Washington...

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Live Briefing: Senate to Vote at 10 p.m. on Bill to Avert a Government Shutdown; Graham Proposes Three-Week Extension

The sunset Friday in Washington as Congress neared the first government shutdown since 2013...

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Neighbor to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge in Attack on Rand Paul, Lawyer Says

Rene A. Boucher, center, was charged on Friday with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, a federal felony, in connection with an attack of Senator Ran...

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Republicans Claim Surveillance Power Abuses in Russia Inquiry

Representative Devin Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday in Washington. He has previously advanced alarming claims about the Russia investigati...

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As the Shutdown Loomed, Trump Reached Out to Schumer

President Trump returning to the Oval Office, where he met with Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, on Friday...

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Trump Tells Anti-Abortion Marchers ‘We Are With You All the Way’ and Shows It

For someone who once described himself as “very pro-choice,” Mr. Trump’s transformation into a champion of the anti-abortion cause is a remarkable political evolution...

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News Analysis: Shutdown? It Could Be Forgotten in a Trumpian Flash

Senator Joe Manchin III said Republicans had not paid an electoral price for the 2013 shutdown...

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Live Briefing: Senate Sets a Vote for 10 p.m.; Trump and Schumer End Private Talks With ‘Progress,’ but No Deal

The sunset Friday in Washington as Congress neared the first government shutdown since 2013...

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What Happens When the Government Shuts Down?

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?...

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

Senator Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, was the majority leader during the 2013 government shutdown...

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Fact Check: Trump Overstates Government Shutdown’s Effect on the Military

Marines in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, this week. All active-duty military and civilian workers “necessary to carry out or support excepted activities” would continue t...

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Trump Passed a Cognitive Exam. What Does That Really Mean?

President Trump with Dr. Ronny Jackson after Mr. Trump’s physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md...

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Live Briefing: Trump and Schumer End Private Talks With ‘Progress,’ but No Deal

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, returned to the Capitol on Friday after meeting with President Trump...

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Trump and Senators Scramble to Avoid Midnight Government Shutdown

President Trump with Senators Mitch McConnell, center, and Chuck Schumer on Wednesday in Washington...

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

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke Friday at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington...

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Travel Ban Caught Homeland Security by Surprise, Report Concludes

The implementation of President Trump’s first travel ban drew hundreds of protesters to Kennedy International Airport in New York last January...

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Live Briefing: Trump and Schumer End Private Talks with ‘Progress’ but No Deal

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, returned to the Capitol after meeting with President Trump on Friday...

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

The Trump administration has drafted plans to strip key authorities from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives...

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Court may take months to reach citizenship conclusion

Two federal Labor politicians ensnared in the citizenship fiasco may have to wait months before the High Court determines whether they can stay in parliament. Victorian MP Dav...

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Utah locals forced to accept President Trump’s brash style

One year on from his inauguration, Donald Trump would have us believe that his support is stronger than ever and he's pushing through the reforms he was so vocal...

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

Protester at a rally against President Trump’s travel ban at Foley Square in Manhattan last month...

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Live Briefing: Schumer Goes to the White House to Reopen Negotiations

Senate Republicans are set to test whether Democrats will make good on their promise to move the government toward a shutdown...

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

Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior, in Colorado in July...

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How Washington Reached the Brink of a Shutdown

President Trump during an inaugural luncheon at the Capitol last January...

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Live Briefing: Senate Democrats Appear Set to Block Bill to Avert Government Shutdown

Senate Republicans are set to test whether Democrats will make good on their promise to move the government toward a shutdown...

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Showdown Vote in Senate on Friday With Government Shutdown at Stake

President Trump with Senators Mitch McConnell, center, and Chuck Schumer on Wednesday in Washington...

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Vows: For Love of Country, and Each Other

Captains Daniel Hall and Vincent Franchino, who are Apache helicopter pilots, leaving the Cadet Chapel at West Point...

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Why Asking About Citizenship Could Make the Census Less Accurate

To encourage participation in the 2010 census, Telemundo wrote a census story line into its telenovela “Más Sabe el Diablo.”...

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On Washington: Inside the Oval Office Immigration Meeting That Left a Senator Stunned

Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, on Wednesday in Washington. He attended the meeting on immigration with President Trump last week...

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On New Indian Condos, the Name Is Trump, and the Lure Is Meeting One

Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in Manhattan in August...

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Citizenship drama drags on for Labor

Labor's Victorian MP David Feeney and ACT senator Katy Gallagher were referred to the High Court last month after it was revealed they may not have correctly reno...

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US President Donald Trump’s first year in office

Sky News looks at Donald Trump's first year in office - and how the economy, international relations and sentiment for the president have fared since he took offi...

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Heatwave triggers ‘Code Yellow’

A heatwave gripping southern Australia is putting so much strain on the national power grid, some Victorian hospitals have been forced to issue a “Code Yellow” alert amid...

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Heatwave puts pressure on grid

A number of Victorian and South Australian companies are being paid to reduce their energy consumption this afternoon amid fears of a blackout as soaring temperatures put extr...

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Right and Left React to the Prospect of a Government Shutdown

Speaker Paul D. Ryan spoke at a news conference on Capitol Hill on Thursday...

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Dastyari out of public office, into public relations

Sky News can reveal outgoing senator Sam Dastyari is in talks with communications agency Essential Media about a job after he leaves the Senate. Mr Dastyari confirmed today he...

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expecting first child

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant. The Labor leader and partner Clarke Gayford are expecting their first child in June. Th...

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The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff

Some White House officials believe that John F. Kelly, the chief of staff, has been hurt by the extraordinarily high expectations that he would bring discipline and moderation...

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Tax Overhaul Is a Blow to Affordable Housing Efforts

Protesting rent increases outside a property management office in Redwood City, Calif., where private equity firms have been buying buildings that typically house lower-income...

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'Every Time They Fight Me, It Gets 10 Feet Taller'

President Trump delivers a speech in Abingdon, Va...

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House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate

From left, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leaders, at the Capitol on Wedne...

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Trump’s Evolving Words on the Wall

Prototypes of the border wall displayed in California in October...

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Trump Talks About the Wall During the Campaign

The border wall was one of President Trump's favorite topics on the campaign trail...

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Cory Bernardi and Spotify clash over playlist

Australian Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi claims he's been banned from Spotify over his Australia Day top 100 list. Spotify says the playlist is still availab...

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U.S. Presses to Relocate Embassy to Jerusalem by 2019

The plans suggest the administration no longer cares about cushioning the blow of its new policy, which has cast President Trump’s peacemaking ambitions into doubt...

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Trump Gives Health Workers New Religious Liberty Protections

An opponent of abortion rights at the March for Life in Washington last January...

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Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks North Carolina Gerrymandering Ruling

The Supreme Court’s decisions in two pending cases from Wisconsin and Maryland are likely to effectively decide the North Carolina case, too...

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Paul Booth, Antiwar Organizer and Union Stalwart, Dies at 74

Paul Booth speaking at the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016...

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Jacinda Ardern announces pregnancy

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant. Her and partner Clarke Gayford are expecting their first child in June...

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Earth ‘colder’ in 2017

Earth was a slightly cooler planet in 2017 after three consecutive years of record-high temperatures for the globe, according to the world’s major weather agencies...

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Government Shutdown Looms as House Moves Toward Budget Vote

From left, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leaders, at the Capitol on Wedne...

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Two Federal Reserve Openings Provide One Chance to Counter Trump

Jerome H. Powell, President Trump’s nominee for Federal Reserve chairman, during a Senate confirmation hearing in November. Mr. Trump will also be able to pick a nominee for...

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Arrested Former C.I.A. Officer Had Ties to Chinese Spies, Ex-Colleague Says

New information suggests that Jerry Chun Shing Lee, who was arrested in New York this week, had repeated official and unofficial contacts with China’s Ministry of State Secu...

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The Shindigger: ‘Fire and Fury’ Is Feted by the Media Elite Trump Excoriates

Michael Wolff in Philadelphia earlier this week...

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Congress Approves Six-Year Extension of Surveillance Law

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, used a procedural maneuver to prevent a vote on reform amendments that would have imposed far more sweeping warrant requirements...

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An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post

Kenneth L. Marcus is President Trump’s nominee to serve as the next assistant secretary for civil rights in the Education Department...

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First two Labor members ensnared in citizenship crisis face court

The first two Labor members embroiled in the citizenship saga are set to face the High Court on Friday. ACT senator Katy Gallagher has argued she took all steps to renounce he...

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Turnbull warns not to accept North Korea’s ‘lull’

The Prime Minister warns leaders not to accept a lull in North Korea's nuclear program, after talks with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo. There has been strong...

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: When States Add Paperwork, Even Eligible People Lose Medicaid

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Health Workers Who Oppose Abortion Get New Protections

A pro-life demonstrator at the March for Life in Washington last January...

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Newsbook: On the Presidency’s Fraught Relationship With the Press

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Trump Upsets Republican Strategy to Avoid Shutdown

From left, Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator Chuck Schumer and Representative Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leaders, at the Capitol on Wedne...

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PM talks security, North Korea and TPP with Abe

There has been strong criticism of North Korea, but a careful avoidance of getting China offside as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...

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Democrats Question Justice Dept. Power to Charge Sanctuary City Leaders

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputy director, Thomas Homan, flanked by Florida law enforcement officials that have agreed to cooperate with the federal government o...

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Trump Denies Changing His Position on Border Wall

John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, with President Trump in the Oval Office in July. “The Wall is the Wall,” Mr. Trump said on Twitter on Thursday, “it has never...

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Souring World Views of Trump Open Doors for China and Russia

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday at the Capitol. Approval of American leadership has dropped nearly 20 percentage points since President Barack Obama...

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: When States Make It Harder to Enroll, Even Eligible People Drop Medicaid

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Shortens rules out changing Australia Day date

Labor leader Bill Shorten has ruled out changing the date of Australia Day. The Greens have announced they will launch a campaign designed to convince a majority of Australian...

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UK to increase spending to stop illegal Calais migrants

Britain will spend close to £45m ($78m) into extra security measures at Channel ports in a bid to stem migrants' attempts to enter the UK. The b...

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US Congress faces possible government shutdown

The US Congress faces a possible government shut down on Friday if a Republican backed, short-term funding measure does not pass the Senate. Immigration is at the center of ne...

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FULL INTERVIEW: Childcare reforms to leave lowest income brackets ‘worse off’

Education Minister Simon Birmingham has hit back at claims many will be worse off under reforms to childcare subsidies. He says one million families will benefit but Labor say...

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Sam Dastyari to officially resign from parliament next week

Disgraced Labor Senator Sam Dastyari says he will officially quit his role in the upper house, after he announced his intention to resign on December 11, the Australian report...

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Japan visit focuses on trade and North Korea

The Prime Minister has met with his counterpart Shinzo Abe during his one-day visit to Japan. The two leaders discussed trade and deepening security ties in the face of North...

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President Trump’s ‘Fake News’ website crashes

President Donald Trump has attempted to release the name of his 'Fake News' winners, an award allocated to media outlets he claims reported inaccurat...

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Trump Was Not ‘Fully Informed’ in Campaign Vows on Wall, Chief of Staff Says

John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, met on Wednesday with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus...

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