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Shutdown Threatens To Stall Recovery In Wildfire-Ravaged Paradise, Calif.

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| A federal grant for basic infrastructure projects is stalled. There is concern that, if fire survivors don't see evidence that recovery has begun, they could give up hope and leave the region.

Louisville Renames Airport After Late Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali


The renowned boxer and humanitarian advocate traveled the world but always credited his hometown in Kentucky. He died in 2016.

'Next Round's On Me': Buy A Federal Worker A Beer In New D.C. Initiative


As businesses and government employees feel the impact of the partial shutdown, one website lets anyone buy a beer for an unpaid worker.

Airline Cabin Crew Accused Of Acting As Couriers In International Drug Syndicate


Eight people arrested in Australia are linked to an international crime syndicate that police say is responsible for smuggling heroin and methamphetamine.

From A Cell To A Home: Ex-Inmates Find Stability With Innovative Program


A novel housing program in California links people recently released from long-term prison sentences with hosts willing to rent space in their homes.


Huawei Founder Denies His Firm Spies For China


In rare remarks to foreign media, Ren Zhengfei says his telecommunications equipment company is independently owned and would not give China user data. Experts disagree.

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Remove 2020 Census Citizenship Question


A federal judge in New York has issued the first ruling out of multiple lawsuits over a question about U.S. citizenship status. The ruling is expected to be appealed all the way to the Supreme Court.

Nursing Home Launches New Investigation After Woman In Vegetative State Gives Birth


A former prosecutor of Maricopa County, Ariz., "will have unfettered access to every facet of [Hacienda Healthcare's] business — including all the records related to this matter," the company said.

Activists Say 40 Detained And 2 Dead In Gay Purge In Chechnya


The "new wave of persecution" began when a social media group administrator's phone contacts were accessed by Chechen authorities, according to the Russian LGBT Network.