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Five days to go to fund the government

The federal government faces a partial shutdown in five days and nobody on Capitol Hill — Republican allies of President Donald Trump or Democratic opponents — has any idea what the President will or won’t accept in terms of a deal. Congressional Democrats laid out their government funding proposals last week and haven’t moved from…Read more

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US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 militants, US military says

Sixty-two militants were killed by US airstrikes in Somalia this month, US Africa Command said in a statement released Monday. The strikes, which targeted al-Shabaab militants, were conducted near Gandarshe, Somalia, according to the statement. A strike on Saturday killed 34 militants, and a strike on Sunday killed 28 militants, US Africa Command said. The…Read more

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Survey: Cops avoid mental health assistance despite suicidal thoughts

Nearly 20 percent of police officers nationwide have considered suicide, yet 90 percent said they are unlikely to seek mental health treatment. It’s an alarming trend uncovered by an NBC I-Team survey. Police Protective League Director Steve Gordon says that because of the repetitive stress that officers go through, they often start to break down…Read more

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

The year’s brightest comet streaks by Earth this weekend

14 DEC 18 05:36 ET By Ashley Strickland, CNN (CNN) — The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower‘s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday…Read more

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, sources say

14 DEC 18 08:51 ET By Kara Scannell, Gloria Borger and Devan Cole, CNN (CNN) — President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for his inauguration, according to sources familiar with the…Read more

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