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9 key questions about the longest government shutdown in history, answered

What are federal employees rights? Does this happen in other countries? And other frequently asked questions.

White students in MAGA gear crashed the Indigenous Peoples March and harassed participants

In a viral video, teens appear to be shouting "build that wall, build that wall."

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Rihanna is set to make history with her own luxury fashion house.

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The partial government shutdown is now officially a record-breaking, trip-cancelling, State of the Union-postponing, Cardi B-angering hot mess.

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Trump is looking for a new way to cut Medicaid — without Congress

The Ebola outbreak in Eastern Congo is moving toward a major city. That’s not good.

How conservative media became a “safe space”

Why these young tech workers spent their Friday night planning a rebellion against companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook

How Stephen King saved regional book reviews in Maine’s biggest daily paper

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Former officer Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 6 years for Laquan McDonald shooting

The philosophical problem of killing baby Hitler, explained

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Supporters of Confederate monuments had a very bad week

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R. Kelly’s music label has reportedly dropped him

Trump’s unfounded tweet stoking fears about Muslim “prayer rugs,” explained

Women travel alone more than men. Here’s why.

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Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and the vicarious thrill of spending money we’ll never have

Government watchdog to State Department: quit ignoring climate change

It’s official: Trump and Kim Jong Un will have a second summit

There are no “feel-good” government shutdown stories

Mitch McConnell calls House Democrats’ anti-corruption bill a “power grab”

Why the second season of Punisher feels like such a drag

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Democrats’ impeachment agita, explained

The Pentagon calls climate change a national security threat. Trump isn’t listening.

Watch: White House spokesperson repeatedly declines to deny that Trump directed Cohen to lie to Congress

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Science funding is a mess. Could grant lotteries make it better?

Why scammers are everywhere now — and why we love them

Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin Republicans’ lame-duck early voting rollbacks

Does the BuzzFeed report show that Trump obstructed justice? I asked 9 legal experts.

Pelosi’s office: Trump’s administration leaked our commercial flight plans to Afghanistan

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How Democrats are responding to the BuzzFeed report that Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress