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WASHINGTON | Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

WASHINGTON—Jan 12, 2019—As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void. He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could break … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump tweets into the void as shutdown sets record

WASHINGTON | Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating

WASHINGTON —Jan 06, 2019— The National Park Service says it is taking the extraordinary step of dipping into entrance fees to pay for staffing at its highly visited parks in the wake of the partial government shutdown. P. Daniel Smith, deputy director of the service, said in a statement Sunday that the money would be … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Park Service to tap into entrance fees to keep operating

LAGOS, Nigeria | Nigerian president says he’s alive, not an impostor

LAGOS, Nigeria— Nigeria’s president took the extraordinary step of denying rumors that he died and was replaced by a body double, telling the country that he is alive and well. “It is the real me I assure you,” President Muhammadu Buhari said Sunday to a group of Nigerians during a visit to Poland, where he … Continue reading LAGOS, Nigeria | Nigerian president says he’s alive, not an impostor

GENEVA | Congo boycotts pledging conference, says crisis exaggerated

GENEVA | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country’s humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. It later said some aid groups that accept the money would have their activities banned. … Continue reading GENEVA | Congo boycotts pledging conference, says crisis exaggerated