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President Trump signs budget deal, government reopens

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a $400 billion budget deal that sharply boosts spending and swells the federal deficit, ending a brief federal government shutdown that happened while most Americans were sleeping and most government offices were closed, anyway.
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US Senate budget plan includes $125M for Hurricane Matthew relief

The US Senate's two-year budget plan could mean more money coming to North Carolina to continue recovery efforts from 2016's Hurricane Matthew, according to the state's senators.
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Government reaches budget deal

Senate leadership has reached a bipartisan budget deal that would raise government funding limits over the next two years for both defense and non-defense spending.

House and Senate pursue spending deals as shutdown looms

Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration.

Cities, states ban bump stocks after push stalls in Congress

With that push stalled at the federal level, a handful of states and some cities are moving ahead with bans of their own on bump stocks.
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Hotly disputed Russia-probe memo released over FBI protest

House Republicans on Friday released a bitterly disputed memo that they say shows surveillance abuses in the early stages of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
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Rouzer, Pittenger OK after train carrying GOP lawmakers hits truck

A chartered train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday, lawmakers said.
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Republicans vote to release classified memo on Russia probe

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, CHAD DAY and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing aside opposition from the Justice Department, Republicans on the House...
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Senate advances bill to reopen government

The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.

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