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Shaker Village offers free admission to federal employees

In response to the federal government shutdown, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will be offering free admission to the landmark destination for furloughed families.

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration.

Pelosi spokesman says trip was to visit troops

A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the trip that President Donald Trump is canceling was intended to express appreciation to U.S. troops and reaffirm the United States "ironclad commitment" to the NATO alliance.

Trump signs bill giving federal workers back pay

The White House says President Donald Trump has signed a bill that will require some 800,000 federal employees to be compensated for wages lost or work performed during the partial government shutdown.

The shutdown today: IRS recalls about 46,000 workers

The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the partial government shutdown to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. For now, they’ll have to work without pay.

Trump rejects short-term shutdown fix

President Donald Trump has rejected a short-term legislative fix for the partial government shutdown, declaring he will "never ever back down."

Trump closer to declaring emergency; 800,000 won’t get paid

President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.

KY federal employees protest government shutdown

More than 100 people who work at the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies showed up to demonstrate outside the IRS Service Center.

House passes bill to fund agencies amid shutdown

The House has approved a bill to fund the Treasury Department, the IRS and other agencies for the next year as part of a Democratic strategy to reopen the government on a piecemeal basis.

Hoyer says Trump holding government ‘hostage’

The No. 2 House Democrat is blaming President Donald Trump for the partial government shutdown and says Trump is holding the government "hostage."
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Trump official says tax refunds will go out on time

A Trump administration official says that tax refunds will go out on time during the partial government shutdown.

Newly empowered House Dems pass funding plan without wall

The largely party-line votes Thursday night came after Trump made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room, pledging to keep up the fight for his signature campaign promise.

House Dems approve plan to re-open government

House Democrats have approved a plan to re-open the government without funding President Donald Trump's promised border wall.

House Democrats have plan to fund government, but not a wall

A week and a half into a partial government shutdown, House Democrats released their plan to re-open the government without approving money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. At the same time, the president struggled to find leverage to break the stalemate before the GOP’s monopoly on Washington power ended.

House plans no more votes this week on shutdown

House lawmakers don't plan to vote this week to end the government shutdown.

Chances look slim for ending government shutdown soon

Chances look slim for ending the partial government shutdown any time soon.

Dim prospect for ending shutdown soon

The partial government shutdown appears no closer to resolution.

White House: Trump would accept less money for border wall

Both sides in the long-running fight over funding President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall appear to have moved toward each other, but a shutdown of one-fourth of the federal government entered Christmas without a clear resolution in sight.

Trump defends move to risk government shutdown

President Donald Trump is defending his decision to risk a partial government shutdown as he demands money for his long-promised border wall with Mexico.

Senate approves bill to keep government running into 2019

The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to temporarily fund the government, a key step toward averting a federal shutdown after President Donald Trump backed off his demand for money for a border wall with Mexico.

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