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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.

(Reuters) - The girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, who fatally shot 58 people in October, is unlikely to face charges but the FBI was investigating another person in the case, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said on Friday.

(Reuters) - Baltimore's mayor, citing a lack of progress in curbing violent crime in a city that had a historic murder rate last year, on Friday fired the city's police commissioner and named a 30-year veteran of the department to lead it.

(Reuters) - A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not politically motivated, officials said on Friday.

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The California couple accused of beating, shackling and abusing their 13 children may have used starvation as a weapon to control them, experts say, and the malnourishment would likely cause lifelong physical and mental issues for the siblings.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it intends to seek the death penalty for an Illinois man who was charged last year with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar.

LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport's governing body "rotten from the inside."

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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Kim Kardashian names new baby girl Chicago
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:31:26 -0500
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SPORTS NEWS
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Fr...
Patriots' Brady won't discuss hand injury
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:28:32 -0500
(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declined to discuss his injured hand on Frida...
(Reuters) - Double world silver medallist Christian Coleman was keen to keep his name in the spotlig...
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(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley raised key profitability and efficiency targets on Thursday, but those lo...
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(Reuters) - TMX Group's head of equity capital markets, Nicholas Thadaney, is leaving Canada's bigg...
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