Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

With hundreds of thousands of federal workers set to face another federal pay period without paychecks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to bring Trump's proposal to the floor this week.

  Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Video footage showed flames shooting high into the night sky and screaming people running from the explosion, some burning and waving their arms.
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  Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”

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  Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

  Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.
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Kicked Out: Rams end Saints playoff, win with overtime field goal

The Saints play the Rams in the final game before the Super Bowl.

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

Two people hospitalized after vehicle plunges into lake in Boca Raton

Local principal hopes school district considers dual language students in overcrowding relief plan

Melania Trump lands at Palm Beach International Airport

More than $500,000 of Riviera Beach spending questioned by an Inspector General’s Office report

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

West Palm Beach police looking for person who shot a pit bull

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

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  At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

The criticism of his "compromise" from both Republicans and Democrats underscored Trump's boxed in-position as he tries to win at least some Democratic buy-in without alienating his base.

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Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Next weekend, the Los Angeles Rams will face the winner of the other divisional playoff game in New Orleans between the top-seeded Saints and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

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Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

  Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.
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Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

The Patriots are trying to make it back for the third straight year.

  Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families