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Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closed

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:38pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Statue of Liberty will reopen on Monday even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the work week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, vowing to use state funds to keep the landmark monument in operation.

Ice hockey: Johannson, U.S. Olympic team general manager, dies at 53

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 1:49pm
(Reuters) - Jim Johannson, the general manager of the 2018 U.S. Olympic men’s ice hockey team and a two-time Olympian, has died, USA Hockey said on Sunday. He was 53.

Republicans, Democrats dig in for fight as shutdown enters second day

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:57pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats appeared to harden their positions on Sunday as both sides hunkered down for what could be a prolonged fight, with a U.S. government shutdown in its second day.

Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 10:17am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority for legislation to advance, but top Republicans immediately dismissed the idea.

New York governor vows to reopen Statue of Liberty as shutdown enters Day 2

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:59am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the federal government shutdown entered its second day on Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to use state money to reopen the Statue of Liberty before Washington restores funding to operate the popular tourist destination.

Pence tells U.S. troops: no immigration talks until government reopens

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 9:02am
(Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that the Trump administration would not reopen talks with Democratic lawmakers on "illegal immigration" until the U.S. government shutdown had concluded.

Trump: Senate should change rules if shutdown stalemate continues

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 8:12am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Trump said on Twitter Sunday that if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules - which currently require a super-majority for appropriations bills to pass.

U.S. Army helicopter crash in California kills two soldiers: official

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:15pm
(Reuters) - A U.S. Army Apache attack helicopter crashed early Saturday morning in California, killing two soldiers, a spokesman for the Army said.

Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:42pm
(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office said.

First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:29pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened.

Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:56pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly triggered by an impasse over immigration.

As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:13pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdown.

Women's March protesters blast Trump as president touts gains

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 3:52pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Donald Trump marking the end of his tumultuous first year in office.

In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:24pm
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed thanks to a U.S. government shutdown.

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:27pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on immigration until Democrats help end the government shutdown.

Women's March draws thousands as Trump term enters second year

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:39pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters turned out across the nation for the second Women's March on Saturday, marking the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration with rallies aimed at channeling female activism into political gains in elections this year.

Power to the Polls: Women's March 2.0 aims to harness Trump opposition

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:10am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters were expected to take to the streets of New York, Los Angeles and Washington on Saturday for the second Women's March, a multi-city mass rally hailed as the start of a new era of female political activism.

Government shuts down as Trump feuds with Democrats

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:36am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world's most powerful government shut down on Saturday after President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress failed to reach a deal on funding for federal agencies, highlighting America's deep political divisions.

Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria: police

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:15am
KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

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