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A late-night vote in Congress has not averted a government shutdown.
After a dramatic 11th-hour standoff, Congress did not manage to pass a funding bill to keep the federal government open.
Republicans were unable to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open for a few more weeks, due largely to Democratic objections over a lack of DACA immigration protections.
The funding bill would have averted putting hundreds of thousands of government employees on unpaid leave. Ahead of the deadline, the White House told reporters it was working on plans to minimize potential shutdown effects.
A CNN poll taken before the funding bill vote found more Americans valued keeping the government open over protecting the DACA program. It also found nearly half of Americans would blame President Trump or the GOP for a shutdown, while 31 percent would blame Democrats.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is contemplating a plan to release migrants and lower its detention capacity to address a budget shortfall.
Following the House vote to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, Scripps News learned that the Senate's impeachment trial will begin Feb. 26.
House Republicans claim the homeland security secretary has "refused to comply with the law" to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.
"I know everyone hates them," was one comment from an MLB player talking about the new uniforms, designed by Nike and manufactured by Fanatics.
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Former President Trump said supporting the availability of IVF in every state will be part of the Republican Party's mission under his leadership.