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Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., walks to the chamber after a closed meeting with fellow democrats on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington.
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Extra shirts hang inside of a senator's vehicle as the Capitol dome is reflected on Capitol Hill as a bitterly-divided Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington.
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Senate Remains Divided as Gov't Shutdown Looms
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WH: Democrats to Blame for for Looming Shutdown
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French President Emmanuel Macron reviews an honor guard upon his arrival on board the the Dixmude, an amphibious assault ship, docked in the French Navy base of Toulon, southern France, before delivering a speech to present his New Year's wishes to the French Army, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2018.
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Gas Tanker Explodes on Utah Freeway; No Injuries
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Ross Levinsohn, then Yahoo Executive Vice President of Americas, speaks at the Web. 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Levinsohn, currently the CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, is being investigated by its parent company for allegations of inappropriate behavior. The company, Chicago-based Tronc, announced on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2017 the launch of the investigation of Levinsohn, who was given the Times' top job in August, 2017, after an NPR story detailed two sexual harassment lawsuits and complaints from employees who have worked under him at various companies.
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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend.
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American Express credit cards are photographed in North Andover, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, American Express Co. reports financial results.
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An Amazon employee gives her dog a biscuit as the pair head into a company building, where dogs are welcome, in Seattle. Amazon announced Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, that it has narrowed its hunt for a second headquarters to 20 locations, concentrated among cities in the U.S. East and Midwest. Toronto made the list as well, keeping the company’s international options open.
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Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health speaks during an AP Newsmaker interview in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.
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Ed journalists the tunnel that was uncovered and partially destroyed in late October, 2017. (Jack Guez/Pool via AP)
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Venezuelan Bolivarian Police set up a check-point outside the morgue, where the body of the late, rebel police officer Oscar Perez is being held in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Perez was among seven who died fighting against police and soldiers Monday in a small mountain community outside of Caracas, according to Interior Minister Nestor Reverol.
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Father Didier Duverne demonstrates how works the contactless card payments device in a collection basket at the Saint Francois de Molitor church in Paris, Thursday, Jan.18, 2018. The city's diocese will introduce the system during Sunday's mass. Mass attenders will choose on a screen the amount they want to donate — from 2 to 10 euros ($2.4 to $12.2) — and their payment will be processed in "one second."
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An existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week’s average U.S. mortgage rates.
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The Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York. Morgan Stanley reports earnings, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.
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Construction continues on a high-rise condominium project in Miami. On Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in December.
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White House chief of staff John Kelly pauses to look to a video monitor as he appears on Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Kelly says Trump has evolved on many issues since the campaign. Kelly says in an interview with Baier that "there's been an evolutionary process that this president's gone through" on issues ranging from Afghanistan to his promised Southern border wall.
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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, following a meeting with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
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President Donald Trump, center and Vice President Mike Pence watch during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Senator Bob Dole on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Washington.
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Robert Murray of Murray Energy, right, meeting with Energy Secretary Rick Perry at the Department of Energy headquarters in Washington. (Simon Edelman, Dept. of Energy via AP)
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The reconstructed Khaled Bin al-Waleed Mosque is framed by a damaged building, in the old city of Homs, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. It has been almost four years since the last remaining rebels and civilians withdrew from the remaining strongholds in the ancient heart of Homs in Syria. But few people have returned, and large parts of the once vibrant old city are still abandoned and destroyed, as if time had stood still since the guns fell silent.
Rupert Murdoch The Associated Press
Fox News chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch attends the WSJ. Magazine 2017 Innovator Awards at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Murdoch has told senior managers at 21st Century Fox that he will be working from home for a few weeks after a recent back injury in a sailing accident. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Mick Mulvaney The Associated Press
Mick Mulvaney speaks during a news conference after his first day as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington. Mulvaney said Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that he is launching a review of all the federal consumer watchdog agency’s policies and priorities.
Donald Trump The Associated Press
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. An Associated Press review of statements made under oath by Trump gives clues about how he might handle questions from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators. It’s not clear when or even if Mueller and his team will question Trump, though the topic has been broached.