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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 22, 2018 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas-season gridlock descended on the nation's capital Saturday like an unwelcomed present just before the holiday as America's elected leaders partially closed down the government over their inability to compromise on money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border...
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Tomas Arizta, a owner of a lottery office, celebrates with sparkling wine beside Asuncion Daguerrea and Edurne Gomez, left, after selling the first prize Christmas lottery ticket El Gordo, or The Fat One, with the number 03347, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Holders of the ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's bumper Christmas lottery. The lottery dished out 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in prize-money this year.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
December 22, 2018 - 11:48 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Those holding ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain's famous Christmas lottery. The lottery, known as El Gordo, or "The Fat One," dished out 2.4 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in prize money this year. The top prize for a winning...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas preview at the White House in Washington. Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to be a hit this Christmas _ one of several new wrinkles the Trumps introduced this holiday season. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
December 22, 2018 - 9:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to be a Christmas hit — one of several new ideas the Trumps introduced this holiday season. In a four-week stretch of 21 holiday parties, the president also did fewer official...
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The U.S. Capitol dome is seen past the base of the Washington Monument just before sunrise in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers faced a partial government shutdown early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting a border wall with Mexico. Overall, more than 800,000 federal employees would see their jobs disrupted, including more than half who would be forced to continue working without pay. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
December 22, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christmas-season gridlock descended on the nation's capital Saturday liked an unwelcomed present just before the holiday as America's elected leaders partially closed down the government over their inability to compromise on money for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border...
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Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill that would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 22, 2018 - 6:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 12:40 Democratic leaders say the government has shut down because President Donald Trump threw a "temper tantrum." Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say Trump "has...
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FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2018, file photo, topiary trees line the East colonnade during the 2018 Christmas preview at the White House in Washington. Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to be a hit this Christmas _ one of several new wrinkles the Trumps introduced this holiday season. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
December 22, 2018 - 12:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to be a Christmas hit — one of several new ideas the Trumps introduced this holiday season. In a four-week stretch of 21 holiday parties, the president also did fewer official...
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Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill that would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 22, 2018 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 12:40 Democratic leaders say the government has shut down because President Donald Trump threw a "temper tantrum." Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi say Trump "has...
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December 22, 2018 - 12:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to be a Christmas hit — one of several new ideas the Trumps introduced this holiday season. In a four-week stretch of 21 holiday parties, the president also did fewer official...
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December 22, 2018 - 12:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump's cranberry topiary trees may have left some of her critics seeing red, but they turned out to be a Christmas hit at the White House. The trees were among several new ideas the Trumps introduced this holiday season. Trump also did fewer official photo ops and largely...
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Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill that would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 22, 2018 - 12:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 12:01 a.m. The government has partially shut down after President Donald Trump was unable to agree with Democratic and Republican lawmakers on spending for his border wall. Government operations will be...
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