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January 14, 2019 7:02 PM U.S. farmers seek answers on trade from Trump

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Thousands of U.S. farmers waited to hear President Donald Trump speak in Louisiana on Monday, hoping for an update on a White House trade war with China that has left them struggling. Farmers gathered in New Orleans at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention, an event Trump was due to attend for a second year in a row even as a partial 133

January 14, 2019 9:29 AM US shutdown: Canadian air traffic controllers send pizza to US workers

Air traffic controllers in Canada are sending hundreds of pizzas to their US counterparts who are working through the federal government shutdown. A collection started by employees had blossomed into an industry-wide show of solidarity, the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association told the BBC. It has affected 800,000 public workers and closed many government 279

January 14, 2019 8:18 AM Wife of federal worker wins the lottery amid shutdown crisis

There was a gold lining for one family negatively affected by the government shutdown. Carrie Walls, the wife of a federal worker who isn’t getting a paycheck because of the impasse, picked up a $100,000 check and a brand-new SUV after winning the Virginia lottery. As 800,000 government workers lamented missing pay Friday, Walls, who served in the Air Force 151

January 12, 2019 5:08 PM Virginia woman whose husband is furloughed by government shutdown wins $100K, car in lottery

A Virginia woman whose husband is currently furloughed by the government shutdown has won $100,000 and a new Ford SUV thanks to the lottery. “I cried. I couldn’t believe it,” Carrie Walls, of Ashburn, told the Virginia lottery of her win. Walls, who worked for the U.S. Air Force for more than 13 years, drew the winning ticket in a Dec. 4 drawing that was a part of the "Ford 121

January 11, 2019 8:57 PM Trump says not in a rush to declare emergency in border wall fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency for now as a way of securing funds for a border wall and ending a partial government shutdown, adding that he would rather see the U.S. Congress act. “We want Congress to do its job,” Trump said during a White House event on border security, adding 108

January 9, 2019 10:16 PM House passes bill that would end shutdown, but Senate unlikely to take up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed legislation to end a partial shutdown of the Treasury Department and some other agencies, but without any money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. By a vote of 240-188 along mostly partisan lines, the House passed the bill and sent it to the Republican-controlled Senate 100

January 9, 2019 8:45 PM Trump walked out of shutdown meeting with Democratic lawmakers: Schumer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with Democratic lawmakers after they told him they would not fund his proposed wall along the U.S. southern border, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday. “He asked (House) Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi, ‘Will you agree to my wall?’ She said no. And he just got up and said, ‘Then 92

January 9, 2019 2:44 AM Trump addresses the nation, Democrats respond

President Trump claimed that "the federal government remains shut down for one reason and one reason only: because Democrats will not fund border security.” It’s not true that Democrats oppose funding for border security, they just aren't willing to meet Trump’s demand for more than $5 billion in wall funding. Congressional Democratic leaders have offered 105

January 8, 2019 6:32 PM Departures Resume at London's Heathrow Airport After Reports of Drone Sighting

(LONDON) — London’s Heathrow Airport briefly halted departing flights on Tuesday after a reported drone sighting — a development that came just three weeks after multiple reports of drone sightings caused travel chaos at nearby Gatwick Airport. The suspension of takeoffs from Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports, was announced shortly before 107

January 7, 2019 5:51 AM Snoop Dogg calls federal workers who vote for Trump after shutdown an expletive

Snoop Dogg performs onstage at State Farm Arena on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Atlanta. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP) Snoop Dogg had some harsh words this weekend for federal workers -- and supporters in general -- who may still on team Trump after the federal government shutdown saying, "If ya'll do vote for him, ya'll some stupid mother f***ers." The 47-year-old 95