Federal Government

The U.S. Capitol dome in Washington.
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AP News
November 13, 2019 - 6:01 pm
The federal government, which ended the 2019 budget year with its largest deficit in seven years, began the new budget year with a deficit in October that was 33.8% bigger than a year ago as spending hit a record. Read more here.
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Megan Murphy, right in hat, embraces Cara Knoedler as Kenneth Wright wipes his eyes on the first anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
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AP News
October 01, 2019 - 9:54 am
In the two years since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the federal government and states have tightened some gun regulations. But advocates say they're frustrated that more hasn't been done since 58 people died at a concert on the Las Vegas Strip, and that mass shootings keep...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks during a campaign stop on Friday, April 26, 2019, at Allen University in Columbia, S.C.
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May 06, 2019 - 9:47 am
By Elana Schor, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals...
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In this Jan. 10, 2019 file photo Cheryl Monroe, right, a Food and Drug Administration employee, and Bertrice Sanders, a Social Security Administration employee, rally to call for an end to the partial government shutdown in Detroit.
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January 26, 2019 - 1:32 pm
By Corey Williams, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — For Cheryl Monroe and generations of other African-Americans, federal government jobs have long been a path to the middle class and a way to provide a comfortable life for their families. Then the record-long government shutdown hit, making it hard...
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Farmers
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Hadas Kuznits
January 11, 2019 - 4:19 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Area farmers are feeling the impact of the federal government shutdown. With the shutdown comes the closure of the Farm Service Agency. John Urbanchuk, chair of the Department of Agribusiness at Delaware Valley University, says that means farmers can't order seeds or...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls.
AP Photo/Scott Smith, File
December 31, 2018 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West's iconic national parks on Monday, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. "It's...
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The Capitol is mirrored in the Reflecting Pool in Washington, as a partial government shutdown heads into a second week, Friday night, Dec. 28, 2018.
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December 31, 2018 - 1:03 pm
By Zeke Miller and Misa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are introducing a package of bills Monday that would re-open the federal government without approving money for President Donald Trump's border wall. The House is preparing to vote as soon as the new Congress...
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Eugene DePasquale
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Steve Tawa
December 26, 2018 - 4:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The partial federal government shutdown is costing hundreds of thousands of workers distress. Pennsylvania's auditor general wants members of Congress to feel the pain, adding, "congressional paychecks should be stopped immediately during the shutdown." This is the...
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In this Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, the U. S. Supreme Court building stands quietly before dawn in Washington.
AP Photo/J. David Ake, File
December 06, 2018 - 1:27 pm
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seemed likely Thursday to preserve a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute someone for the same crime. Several justices expressed concern about upsetting the long-standing rule that provides...
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In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, marijuana plants flourish under breathtaking vistas of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains near Ashland, Ore.
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June 20, 2018 - 8:53 am
By Rob Gillies, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot...
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