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Buzzfeed News Reporter Details Story About Trump, Michael Cohen And Lying To Congress

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, hugs TSA employee Miguel Pagarigan at the Sacramento International Airport Thursday. "Because of the shutdown and being furloughed ... I had to put a 'For Sale' sign on my house on Sunday," Pagarigan said. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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President Trump Postpones House Speaker Pelosi's Trip To Afghanistan

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How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting Weather Forecasts

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Examining News Topics: Michael Cohen, President Trump, Russia Probe

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At 2-Year Mark, Trump Says He's Done More Than He's Promised

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U.S.-North Korea Delegations Expected To Hold Talks In Washington

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Shutdown Forces Many Workers To Live Well Below Their Means

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News Brief: BuzzFeed Report, U.S.-North Korea Talks, March For Life

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The IRS has recalled tens of thousands of furloughed workers to process tax refunds despite the government shutdown. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Attempts To Make Shutdown 'Painless' May Stretch Limits Of Federal Law

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Demonstrators affiliated with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association protested the federal shutdown at a Capitol Hill rally earlier this month in Washington, D.C. Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stands behind President Trump during a bill signing ceremony at the White House in 2018. Ross, who oversees the Census Bureau, approved adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration Brings Back Some Federal Workers As Shutdown Drags On

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The Shutdown Is Testing Democrats' Promise To Work Across The Aisle

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