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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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‘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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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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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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The new censors won’t delete your words — they’ll drown them out

Social media has changed the meaning of censorship.

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Frustrated by robocalls? Proposals in Congress offer some hope.

All members of Congress have good reason to agree on these bills.

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Trump’s war on socialism will fail

The s-word never should have been an obscenity.

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Cartoons: Trump thinks the Constitution is the ‘worst deal ever’

A roundup of editorial cartoons from Feb. 3 to Feb. 8.

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At 40, Iran’s decaying Islamic Republic is showing its age

Iranian society is under pressure from all directions, domestic as well as foreign.

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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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Unvaccinated teens are fact-checking their parents — and trying to get shots on their own

In three states, at least three self-described teenagers told Reddit they share a problem: Their parents are staunchly opposed to vaccination.

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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. Democrat backs off plan for 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.