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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) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.

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.

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) - A U.S. government shutdown will stall new defense department contracts and ultimately increase the costs of weapons, creating even more budgetary headaches as lawmakers grapple with a government funding crisis.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has put countering China and Russia at the center of a new national defense strategy unveiled on Friday, the latest sign of shifting priorities after more than a decade and a half of focusing on the fight against Islamist militants.

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.

(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.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in November.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
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Kim Kardashian names new baby girl Chicago
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:31:26 -0500
Kim Kardashian's new baby daughter with rapper husband Kanye West has been named Chicago, the realit...
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...
BOSTON (Reuters) - After nearly two decades of growing Blackstone Group into the world's biggest he...
(Reuters) - TMX Group's head of equity capital markets, Nicholas Thadaney, is leaving Canada's bigg...
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