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'Stop Acting Like Pouty Children': Shutdown Messages For Washington

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Many federal workers wrote in and expressed dismay at Congress using them, especially the military, as "bargaining chips."

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South Korea went gaga over a North Korean singer. Just wait until the rest arrive.

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
North Korea is using “soft power” to try to win over skeptics ahead of the Winter Olympics.
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Hong Kong bookseller detained again by Chinese authorities

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The daughter of a Hong Kong-based bookseller who was secretly detained in China says he has been taken away by Chinese authorities again after being released into house arrest last October.
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Pence tells Israel US Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
Vice President Mike Pence on Monday told Israel’s parliament that the U.S. Embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, ahead of schedule, receiving a rousing ovation as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest and thrown U.S. peace efforts into disarray.
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India, Pakistan continue trading fire and blame in Kashmir

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
Indian and Pakistani soldiers again targeted each other’s posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir after a day’s lull, killing at least one civilian and wounding three others, officials said Monday.
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Former New Mexico Gov. Richardson meets with Myanmar leader

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson met on Monday with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the potential return of Rohingya Muslim refugees chased out of Myanmar by the military in what the United Nations has called “textbook ethnic cleansing.” Richardson has said he’ll also press her government to release two detained Myanmar journalists who had been covering the crisis.
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Russian court orders closure of Navalny’s foundation

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
A Moscow district court has ordered the closure of the foundation crucial to the failed election campaign of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
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Pence says U.S. Embassy to make Jerusalem move next year on faster timetable

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The vice president also predicted new opportunities for peace, though Palestinians boycotted his visit.
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China to U.S.: It’s your fault we are in the South China Sea

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The Chinese government accused the U.S. of trespassing in its territorial waters when a U.S. guided missile destroyer sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea.
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Corruption at 13,000 feet: Afghanistan struggles to maintain a treacherous mountain trade route

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
When the Soviets built the Salang Tunnel in the 1960s, engineers marveled at its innovation. Today, the pavement is torn to shreds. There is little by way of lighting or ventilation, and dust and fumes often reduce visibility. The road is the only direct route between Kabul and Afghanistan’s northern provinces.  
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Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
Other countries have found ways to avoid U.S.-style shutdowns so that their citizens don’t pay for partisan wrangles.
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The Latest: Toll from rebel shelling of Damascus reaches 9

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The Latest on the developments in Syria and Turkey’s offensive on the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin (all times local):
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Will Trump become a Davos Man?

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The elite conclave is less wary of Trump in 2018, but his attendance still casts a shadow.
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After Putin's icy dip, U.S. ambassador tries shirtless diplomacy

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The former Utah governor tried out an Orthodox tradition for the Epiphany holiday, commemorating the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, except this river was freezing.
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Billionaire couple from Toronto was murdered by multiple people, private investigators say

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The private investigation into deaths of billionaire couple Honey and Barry Sherman Short contradicts early reports.
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FBI did not save officials’ texts during key period in Trump probe, senator says

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The five-month gap ended the same day Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel over the Russia probe, according to a letter sent Sunday to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.The five-month gap ended the same day Robert S. Mueller III was appointed special counsel over the Russia probe, according to a letter sent Sunday to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray.
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Kabul hotel attack leaves 18 dead, but toll could climb higher

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
Taliban insurgents said they aimed at “citizens of occupying nations.”
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Up to 1,000 more U.S. troops could be headed to Afghanistan this spring

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The U.S. military is preparing to deploy newly created combat advisory teams to some of the most violent areas of the country.
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On second day of global women's marches, thousands take to the streets of Europe

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
One day after hundreds of thousands attended protests in the U.S. and elsewhere, it was northern Europe's turn on Sunday.
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German coalition talks clear key hurdle as Merkel’s would-be partner votes to go ahead

Washington Post Headlines - 2 hours 28 min ago
The Social Democrats overcame opposition from those who wanted to scuttle negotiations.
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