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A Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island tour boat passes by the Statue of Liberty after dropping passengers off there, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in New York, after resuming service early Monday during the government shutdown. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island opened for visitors Monday, with New York state picking up the tab for the federal workers. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Federal workers frustrated by back-and-forth over shutdownAs Congress appeared ready to reopen the government Monday on the third day of a shutdown, some federal workers said they are angry that a political battle had put their jobs on hold and left them in limbo
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, after Senate leaders reached an agreement to advance a bill ending government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Trump pleased Dems have 'come to their senses'President Donald Trump says he is pleased that congressional Democrats "have come to their senses" on the federal government shutdown
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers a statement as Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrantsVice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti
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Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundariesThe Pennsylvania Supreme Court has struck down the boundaries of the state's 18 congressional districts, granting a major victory to plaintiffs who had contended the districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans
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In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Rene Boucher, the man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker's yard has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal plea agreement. And his lawyer confirmed what's long been suggested by neighbors: The attack stemmed from a dispute about yard maintenance. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Prosecutors to seek 21-month sentence for Paul's neighborFederal prosecutors say they will recommend a 21-month prison sentence for the man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Kentucky lawmaker's yard
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FILE - This is a Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996 file photo of AC Milan's Liberian-born striker, George Weah, right, as challenges for the ball with a Goteborg player during, their Champions League match soccer, at the Milan San Siro stadium. Former international soccer star George Weah will be sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over leadership of this post-war, impoverished West African nation from Africa's first female president. (AP Photo/Carlo Fumagalli, File)
Liberia swears in ex-soccer star George Weah as new leaderFormer international soccer star George Weah was sworn into office Monday as Liberia's new president, taking over from Africa's first female leader of this post-war, impoverished West African nation
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APNewsBreak:'Suspended' think tank pays Iowa candidate $185KA new tax filing shows that Iowa Republican governor candidate Ron Corbett received $185,000 in compensation from a 'suspended' think tank in 2016
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Trump says Dems 'have come to their senses' on shutdown; he's open to immigration deal only if 'good for our country'Trump says Dems 'have come to their senses' on shutdown; he's open to immigration deal only if 'good for our country'
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Eurozone looks to final stages of Greek bailoutEurozone finance ministers warmly endorsed Greece's financial progress in its latest review of Athens' bailout program, putting it on track to emerge from its eight-year rescue this summer
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen wave as they landed at Tel Aviv airport Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Pence will pay a three day visit to Israel. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
The Latest: Israel PM praises Pence speech, approach to IranIsrael's prime minister is praising U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Knesset as a "powerful expression of the enduring bond between our two countries," and notes their shared work to prevent Iran from destabilizing the region
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives at the Capitol at the start of the third day of the government shutdown, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Schumer, arguably the most powerful Democrat in Washington, is trying to keep his party together to force a spending bill that would include protections for young immigrants. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Schumer's 'cave'? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leaderChuck Schumer's 'cave'? Shutdown deal draws fire from both sides for Senate Democratic leader
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2015, file photo, trucks are uploaded at the Emirates SkyCentral of the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The U.S. aviation security agency says it has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of airline cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries to prevent a terrorist attack. The Transportation Security Administration said in a statement that the order was prompted by "persistent threats to aviation." The five countries are Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from MideastThe U.S. aviation security agency says it has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of airline cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries to prevent a terrorist attack
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