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Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate.
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Myanmar soldiers sentenced for killing Kachin civilians

A Myanmar military tribunal has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state, officials said Saturday, in a move welcomed by rights groups.
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Remains of WWII POW Ewart Sconiers coming home

World War II veteran Ewart Sconiers is coming home. His Jan. 27 funeral with full military honors will mark the formal end of a years-long effort to find and officially identify the DeFuniak Springs native's remains and bring them back to his hometown.
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Government shutdown: What's closed, who's affected

Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with doubt, uncertain of when they'll be able to return to work and how long they'll have to go without being paid after a bitter political dispute in Washington triggered a government shutdown.
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Shooters fine-tuning techniques with sites on finals

With championships just two weeks away, Stuttgart leads gathering in Ansbach, but Panthers aren't far ahead of the competition.
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LaCamera takes command of Fort Bragg, 18th Airborne Corps

Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, after more than a year serving as the acting senior commander of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, officially took command of both following his promotion to three-star general on Friday.
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