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January 16, 2019 - 1:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. Wednesday's bill signing was closed to the media. The House and Senate had...
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January 16, 2019 - 9:30 am
(CBS News) - A security vulnerability in Fortnite, the online game with more than 200 million users, exposed players to being hacked and even secretly recorded during play, a security research firm said. The firm Check Point revealed Wednesday that it found flaws in the game over the past few weeks...
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January 16, 2019 - 8:07 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When her paychecks dried up because of the partial government shutdown, Cheryl Inzunza Blum sought out a side job that has become a popular option in the current economy: She rented out a room on Airbnb. Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word-of-mouth...
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January 16, 2019 - 7:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is describing comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy as "abhorrent." Presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is praising the move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments. King was...
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January 16, 2019 - 7:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked President Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation — set for Jan. 29 — until the government reopens. The White House hasn't immediately responded to a request for comment about Pelosi's request, which she made in a...
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AP
January 15, 2019 - 2:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown — nearly 60 percent of its workforce — to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. With the official start of the tax filing season coming Jan...
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January 15, 2019 - 11:28 am
(CBS News) -- Republican leaders are stepping up their pressure on Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King after he made comments defending white supremacy and white nationalism, with the number three House Republican leader saying he should not be in Congress. "I think he should find another line of work...
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January 15, 2019 - 8:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Junk food for athletes? President Donald Trump's offer of greasy burgers and fries to the college football champion Clemson Tigers brought a roasting from late-night TV hosts. Trump, a fast-food lover, said he paid for the meal himself because of the partial government shutdown,...
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January 15, 2019 - 8:55 am
(AP) - Attorney general nominee William Barr says he turned down joining President Donald Trump's defense team in the Russia investigation. Barr says he personally told Trump he couldn't represent him and spoke up for special counsel Robert Mueller's (MUHL'-urz) integrity. Barr says he told the...
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January 15, 2019 - 8:26 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix is raising its U.S. prices by 13 percent to 18 percent, its biggest increase since the company launched its streaming service 12 years ago. Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to...
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