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President John F. Kennedy and members of the Civil Rights Commission pose during a White House conference in Washington in 1961. Wofford is seated to Kennedy's left. Byron Rollins/AP hide caption

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Harris Wofford, Former Senator, Civil Rights Activist, Dies At 92

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi has written President Trump to suggest his annual State of the Union message to Congress be delayed until the partial government shutdown ends. Wayne Partlow/AP hide caption

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The White House says tax refund checks will go out despite the partial government shutdown. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Despite 70,000 Furloughed IRS Workers, White House Vows Refunds Will Be Issued

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Government Shutdown Is Causing A Lot Of Uncertainty As Tax Filing Season Approaches

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President Trump, with (from left) Vice President Pence, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, addresses reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House about the government shutdown on Friday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (from left), Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talk to journalists following a meeting with President Trump at the White House on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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If Funding Compromise Is Not Reached 400,000 Federal Employees Will Work Without Pay

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The U.S. Capitol is seen Friday as the Senate worked on a House-passed bill that would pay for President Trump's border wall. After a procedural vote in the Senate, both chambers of Congress adjourned until midday Saturday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Trump arrives to speak at a signing ceremony for HR 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, at the Executive Office Building on Thursday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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