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  • Trump, Democrats hold 'contentious' talks, fail to end shutdown January 4, 2019
    President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders failed to strike a deal on Friday to end a partial shutdown of the U.S. government as they fought over Trump's request for $5 billion to fund his signature wall on the border with Mexico, lawmakers said.
  • On first day in power, House Democrats challenge Trump to end shutdown January 4, 2019
    Democrats wasted no time flexing their new power in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday by approving legislation backed by new Speaker Nancy Pelosi that would end a 13-day partial government shutdown, ignoring President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion for a border wall.
  • Shutdown risks delays to U.S. drilling, ethanol, wind initiatives January 4, 2019
    The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months, energy industry groups said on Friday.


  • Motor racing: Records in focus after serial success, says Mercedes F1 boss January 4, 2019
    Everyone loves an underdog but Mercedes believe Formula One fans will still have plenty to cheer about next season even if the reigning champions dominate for a record-chasing sixth successive year.
  • Canucks' Pettersson unlikely to play Saturday January 4, 2019
    Vancouver Canucks rookie center Elias Pettersson will travel with the team for a Saturday game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, even though he is unlikely to play after suffering an apparent leg injury on Thursday night.
  • Rays announce plan to reduce seating January 4, 2019
    The Tampa Bay Rays are eliminating approximately 10,000 upper deck seats at Tropicana Field next season, making it by far the lowest-seating capacity of any Major League Baseball stadium.