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Congress moves to ban child-sex dolls and robots

One of the great legislative challenges of history, from the Hittite abominations to the regulation of internet porn, has been anticipating the latent evils unleashed by man’s ingenuity. Now, child sex dolls—robots engineered to warm to the human touch and disturbingly lifelike in their prepubescent features—are being marketed to pedophiles. Made overseas, they’re increasingly prevalent stateside. Republican Dan Donovan of

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Congress stumbles toward second shutdown

Washington readied itself for another government shutdown at midnight, as a budget deal stalled on Capitol Hill amid resistance from a cantankerous GOP senator and unhappy House Democrats. The White House has urged federal agencies on Thursday evening to prepare for a lapse in appropriations, according to an Office of Management and Budget official. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL

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US Congress gridlocked as budget, immigration deadlines loom

Bitterly divided US lawmakers return this week to face a shrinking window for reaching deals on immigration, federal spending and the debt, as Republican infighting swirls and President Donald Trump complains he is getting zero cooperation from Democrats. Trump vowed during his State of the Union address last week to “extend an open hand” to both parties in pursuing an

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Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; Still Run $201.8B Deficit

The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $443,715,000,000 in the first two months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement. Despite these record tax revenues, the federal government still ran a deficit of $201,761,000,000 for those same two months. That is because the government spent $645,476,000,000 in October

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Government shutdown news: Congress, Trump talk after funding lapses

Talks continue on Capitol Hill on a way to end a government shutdown after funding lapsed at the end of Friday. Bipartisan lawmakers seek a solution on government spending, immigration and health care after a temporary spending bill failed in the Senate late Friday night. Among Republicans, momentum gathered for an amended stopgap spending plan. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE

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Congressional leaders refuse to budge on shutdown’s first day, but negotiations continue

Congressional leaders in both parties refused to budge publicly from their political corners Saturday on the first day of the government shutdown, avoiding direct negotiations and bitterly blaming each other for the impasse in speeches. President Trump joined the fray with a series of charged tweets. But private glimmers of a breakthrough were evident by late Saturday, as moderate Democrats

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