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Night falls on the U.S. Capitol on second day of the federal shutdown as lawmakers negotiate behind closed doors in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from... More >>

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, a U.S. Secret Service Agent stands near vehicles from President Donald Trump's motorcade at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn’t profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate... More >>

People cheer during a women's march rally Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global... More >>

The headstone of Jasper Conrad is seen at the Iona Cemetery on Wednesday. Jasper Conrad, along with his brother Byard Conrad, died after being infected with the influenza virus in 1918. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

This flu season is, by all accounts, a bad one. The Centers for Disease Control reports the virus is widespread in every state except Hawaii. Television news is covering the flu outbreak... More >>

In this November 1918 photo made available by the Library of Congress, a nurse takes the pulse of a patient in the influenza ward of the Walter Reed hospital in Washington. Historians think the pandemic started in Kansas in early 1918, and by winter 1919 the virus had infected a third of the global population and killed at least 50 million people, including 675,000 Americans. Some estimates put the toll as high as 100 million. By comparison, the AIDS virus has claimed 35 million lives over four decades. (Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress via AP)

The descriptions are haunting. Some victims felt fine in the morning and were dead by night. Faces turned blue as patients coughed up blood. Stacked bodies outnumbered coffins. A... More >>
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In this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 photo Caltrans workers clear mud from a section of center divider guardrail along the northbound US 101 in Montecito in Montecito, Calif., that was closed following flooding on Jan. 9. California officials say key coastal highway swamped by deadly mudslides has reopened Sunday, Jan 21, 2018, after nearly 2-week closure. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File)

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A coastal California highway swamped by deadly...

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Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles celebrates after the NFL football NFC championship game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles won 38-7 to advance to Super Bowl LII. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With one quarter remaining, Eagles players on the field and...

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Fiona, a baby Nile Hippopotamus, swims through her enclosure as visitors look on at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. Fiona, born six weeks prematurely at 29 pounds, well below the common 50-100 pound range, and required nonstop critical care by zookeepers to ensure her survival has become a international celebrity. She will reach her first birthday on Jan. 24. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Some days, it’s more like being a Hollywood star’s...

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FILE - In this photo March 22, 2013, file photo, the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. There’s plenty that won’t get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of federal employees began their weekends gripped with...

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This Jan. 8, 2018 photo shows a cheesy pull-apart whole roasted cauliflower In Bethesda, Md. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

Years ago, I was attempting to reverse my daughter Valentine’s disdain for...

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Mike Jackson rides his e-bike through the foothills south of Idaho Falls in December 2017. Courtesy Tana Jackson

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