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Talks to avert shutdown collapse over immigration enforcement

The breakdown in negotiations come as lawmakers and Trump face a Feb. 15 deadline when portions of the federal government will begin to shut down.

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Many Americans are upset their 2018 refunds shrank after the GOP tax cuts

The average tax refund check is down 8 percent this year versus last, the IRS reported Friday, and the number of people receiving a refund has dropped by almost a quarter.

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10 things to know from the show, from Drake’s cut-off speech to Michelle Obama’s cameo

Plus, Cardi B's emotional speech, Childish Gambino's absence and an extremely entertaining Dolly Parton tribute.

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Democrats have proposed the ‘Green New Deal.’ Here’s what’s in the resolution.

No one is proposing to “eliminate all planes, cars, cows, oil, gas and the military." No one created “doctored” versions of the Green New Deal that included these outlandish proposals.

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Don’t groan over those Amy Klobuchar stories. Democrats should welcome a tough primary.

Anyone who is rooting for a Democratic candidate to beat President Trump ought to be in favor of a long, tough, thorough primary.

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Count the number of women running for president. And get used to it.

No one can say this time “I’m fine with a woman being president, there’s just something not right about this woman being president.”

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Saudi Arabia is heinously torturing female activists. It must face consequences.

Imprisoned Saudi women were abused by a top aide to the crown prince.

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Trump’s war on socialism will fail

The s-word never should have been an obscenity.

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Don’t expand Social Security. Our elderly are mostly fine.

The notion that there is pervasive poverty among older Americans is a political fantasy that is used to justify spending that we cannot afford.

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Racism, rape and judging the past

It’s often difficult to know which questions are fair to ask. Here are some suggestions.

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‘Pure evil’: Southern Baptist leaders condemn decades of sexual abuse revealed in investigation

“We must admit that our failures, as churches, put these survivors in a position where they were forced to stand alone and speak, when we should have been fighting for them,” J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said.

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‘Freedom fries’ congressman who became Iraq War critic dies at 76

The 13-term North Carolina Republican wrote letters to relatives of U.S. service members killed in action as a way of “asking God to forgive me for my mistake” in voting for the war.

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Va. Democrats weigh initiation of impeachment proceedings against Fairfax over sex assault allegations

An impeachment resolution circulated Sunday calls the allegations ‘credible,’ could be introduced as soon as Monday.

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40 years later, the many legacies of Iran’s revolution

The events of 1979 are still being fought over four decades on.