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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pence’s Mideast trip still on as government shutdown looms

An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.

Mattis says US competitive warfighting edge has eroded

Laying out a broad new strategy for the Defense Department, Mattis warned that all aspects of the military’s competitive warfighting edge have eroded.

US likely to designate embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019

The Trump administration is expected to approve a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, rather than waiting for several years, Trump administration officials said Friday.

Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices.

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

It's official. The government has shut down.

Gov’t shutdown deadline nears; Trump says ‘not looking good’

The government careened toward shutdown Friday night in a chaotic close to Donald Trump’s first year as president, as Democrats and Republicans preemptively traded blame while still struggling to find some accord before a deadline at the stroke of midnight.

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects...

White House official: Trump immigration views have evolved

Many Democrats have said that without an immigration deal in sight, they’ll vote against a Republican bill preventing a weekend government shutdown. Congressional passage must come by Friday to prevent an election-year shuttering of federal agencies that could be damaging to both parties.

Former President Carter writing book about religious faith

Carter’s “Faith: A Journey for All” will tell of how religion has sustained him and what role it plays in society.

‘Mama warrior’ in Miami aids children of deported migrants

The 29-year-old Mexican farmworker was stressed and afraid. Her husband had just been detained by immigration authorities as he left a South Florida construction site and was about to be deported. She feared the same would soon happen to her. What would become of her two kids?