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Virginia political crisis in stalemate after impeachment threat

Virginia political crisis in stalemate after impeachment threatThe decision by Patrick Hope, Democratic member of Virginia’s House of Delegates, not to initiate impeachment proceedings against Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, 39, over accusations of sexual assault has left the next move unclear. Fairfax, once a rising star in the U.S. state’s Democratic party, has resisted all calls to resign following accusations he raped a fellow student at Duke University and forced himself sexually on another at a Boston hotel 14 years ago. Fairfax has said sexual encounters with both women were consensual and called the allegations a “smear campaign” against him.



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Government shutdown: US federal workers turn to pawn shops for cash as stalemate goes on

Government shutdown: US federal workers turn to pawn shops for cash as stalemate goes onUS federal workers who are not getting paid during the longest government shutdown in the country’s history are increasingly turning to pawnbrokers for short-term loans, according to shop owners. The turnout is small – a few people per day – pawnbrokers said, but many expect the numbers to increase amid the stalemate. About 800,000 federal workers have missed a paycheck during the nearly month-long shutdown.



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Shutdown Stalemate As Immigration Negotiations Break Down

Shutdown Stalemate As Immigration Negotiations Break DownWASHINGTON ― Hours into a government shutdown, Republicans and Democrats appeared to be digging in for a long legislative standoff, with little sign that lawmakers and President Donald Trump are even talking at this point.



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U.S. Afghanistan General: We've Reached Stalemate Against Taliban

U.S. Afghanistan General: We've Reached Stalemate Against TalibanIn an exclusive interview with NBC News, General John Nicholson discusses the U.S. strategy against the Taliban in Afghanistan, and why he's confident he maintains Trump's trust.



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Illinois Senate mulls fate of budget that would end stalemate

Illinois Senate mulls fate of budget that would end stalemateThe fate of Illinois’ first budget since 2015 moved to the Senate on Monday after the House of Representatives completed its work by approving legislation to implement a spending plan for fiscal 2018. The measure, which passed in a 72-36 vote and includes a way to pay down the state’s $ 15 billion unpaid bill backlog, follows the House’s approval on Sunday of a $ 36 billion spending bill and a revenue bill boosting taxes by $ 5 billion that Governor Bruce Rauner has vowed to veto. All three measures, which passed the Democratic-controlled chamber with the support of some Republicans, are destined for votes in the Senate.



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Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalematePresident Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions. “I will make my final decision on the Paris Accord next week!” Trump tweeted. US Defense Secretary James Mattis, in comments to be aired fully in a TV interview Sunday, said Trump — famously skeptical of global warming — is now “wide open” on the issue.



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