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How shutdown affects key parts of federal government

Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown...

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Shutdown divides services into essential and non-essential

Closed attractions like the Statue of Liberty and suspended services such as the American Forces Network are examples of victims of the government shutdown.Federal services fall into two categories during a shutdown, essential and non-essential. Essential...

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Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe give Montecito its star power, but it's people like Antonio and Victor Benitez who keep the wealthy Southern California community running. The Mexican brothers are gardeners and part of the town's working-class...

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Bank says executive is gone; no comment on harassment probe

Bank of America has confirmed that a high-profile senior executive has left the company, but it would not comment on reports of an internal investigation into sexual harassment allegations.Omeed Malik is no longer a bank employee, spokesman Bill Halldin...

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Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'

If the shutdown lasts just days or even a couple of weeks, the robust stock market that President Donald Trump has boasted about probably will emerge unscathed. A longer impasse, economists say, could rattle consumer and investor confidence, pulling...

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Mountains yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown.But across the country in New York, the nation's most famous monuments to immigration — the Statue of Liberty...

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French airport activists start unblocking road

French activists say they are have started to unblock a road they used to occupy, in a move that eases tensions three days after the government abandoned plans to build a new airport in the west.Anarchists, farmers and environmental activists said...

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Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts

Luther sold its youth football field to Walmart about three years ago so that the company could build one of its Express stores, using the money from the sale and the new tax revenue to pay off the roughly $200,000 in debt that resulted from an embezzlement...

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British Airways pilot, allegedly drunk, taken off plane

A British Airways pilot has been removed from the cockpit of a flight amid fears he was drunk.The Sun newspaper reported Saturday that police "rushed on the plane and headed straight for the cockpit. The first officer was cuffed and led away." The...

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The Latest: Danish chef behind Noma thanks Bocuse

The Latest on the death of French chef Paul Bocuse at 91 (all times local):4:50 p.m.The Danish chef behind one of Europe's most famous restaurants, Noma, has thanked Paul Bocuse for "a lifetime of work and inspiration."On Twitter, Rene Redzepi wrote...

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