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The shutdown today: Workers to get paid ‘in the coming days’

Jan 26, 2019—What’s up now that the partial government shutdown ended after 35 days: WHAT’S NEW President Donald Trump signed a short-term deal Friday to end the shutdown after delays at the nation’s airports and widespread disruptions brought new urgency to efforts to resolve the standoff. Travelers endured widespread flight delays in the Northeast as … Continue reading The shutdown today: Workers to get paid ‘in the coming days’

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Jan 17, 2019— Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history drags on with no end in sight. But for some of them, it has been an exercise in confusion and frustration. Others, meanwhile, are hesitant to … Continue reading Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

WASHINGTON | Trump indicates he won’t declare emergency “so fast”

WASHINGTON — Jan 11, 2019—President Donald Trump tamped down expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he desires to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as a three-week impasse closing parts of the government continued on Friday. Meanwhile, some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump indicates he won’t declare emergency “so fast”