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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, looks on during a press conference on Capitol Hill in December 2018. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown Moves Closer To Joining 2020 Campaign

The Ohio Democrat told NPR on Wednesday that Democrats "need to win in the heartland" as he announced a tour of states holding the first primaries in 2020.

Nov. 2018: Sherrod Brown Discusses Possible 2020 Bid

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Honduran migrants wait in line to cross over the border checkpoint into Guatemala in Agua Caliente, Honduras. A new caravan of at least several hundred Hondurans has set off toward the United States on foot or in vehicles. Some have already crossed into Guatemala. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Honduran Caravan Crosses Guatemala On Its Way To U.S.

The caravan, which could consist of up to 2,000 migrants, began its journey from Honduras on Monday. They have already become symbols in the ongoing battle over border security.

Frank Ruopoli of Charleston, S.C., works at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. After the 2013 partial shutdown he earned an emergency medical technician certification. Now he's found a part-time job to earn money during this shutdown. Courtesy of Frank Ruopoli hide caption

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Federal Employees Moonlight To Pay The Bills

As the partial government shutdown continues, some federal workers and contractors are looking for temporary jobs to earn income.

Federal Employees Moonlight To Pay The Bills

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Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight

Hundreds of veterans sued military contractor KBR Inc., alleging toxic smoke from burn pits at military bases made them ill. A federal appellate court said compensation must come from Congress.

Veterans Claiming Illness From Burn Pits Lose Court Fight

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing in U.S District Court in June 2018 in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Feds List What They Call Manafort's Lies, But Few Details Visible In Blacked Out Filing

The special counsel's office wants a judge to consider Manafort's plea agreement void after what the government calls false statements; Manafort argues he didn't breach his deal.

William Barr, nominee to be Attorney General, testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Not The President's Lawyer': Senators Push Attorney General Pick On Impartiality

William Barr, who served as attorney general under George H.W. Bush, is being grilled by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is full of potential Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls.

Transportation Security Administration agents help passengers through a security checkpoint at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., on Monday. Agents have been working without pay since the shutdown began. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Wait Times Normal At Most Airports, TSA Says, As More Agents Call Out Sick

Government workers, including TSA agents, missed their first paycheck of the year last Friday, as a result of the country's longest partial government shutdown.

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