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Washington Post Turkey launches airstrikes in Syria against US-backed Kurdish fightersWashington PostISTANBUL — With airstrikes and artillery fire, Turkey on Saturday defied U.S. appeals and opened a long-anticipated offensive on Afrin, an enclave in Syria for Kurdish militias backed by the United States. Turkish officials have framed the offensive ...72 Turkish Jets Bomb US-Backed Kurdish Militias in SyriaNew York TimesThe Latest: Tillerson Speaks to Turkey, Russia DiplomatsU.S. News & World ReportTurkish jets bombard Afrin, a Kurdish-run city in SyriaCBS NewsBloomberg -The Hill -Chicago Tribune -CNNall 1,246 news articles »

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New York Times Congressman Combating Harassment Settled His Own Misconduct CaseNew York TimesWASHINGTON — Representative Patrick Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican who has taken a leading role in fighting sexual harassment in Congress, used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle his own misconduct complaint after a former aide ...GOP lawmaker investigating sexual harassment in Congress allegedly harassed woman on his staffThinkProgressGOP Rep On Ethics Committee Settled Misconduct Case Of His OwnTPMall 11 news articles »

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New York Times Open, Closed or Something in Between: What a Shutdown Looks LikeNew York TimesWASHINGTON — A North Carolina National Guard infantry battalion called off a training exercise that had been planned for a year. Flu samples from around the country will no longer be collected and tested. A skeleton staff of workers at the Internal ...Sec. Zinke Will Spend The Government Shutdown Ensuring The WWII Memorial, National Parks, Stay OpenThe Daily CallerHow does the government shutdown affect South Florida?WPLG Local 10The Latest: Oklahoma City bombing memorial open to visitorsFresno BeeThe News Tribune -Sun Sentinel -Bangor Daily News -Los Angeles Timesall 120 news articles »

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Reuters Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, take hostages, deaths reportedReutersKABUL (Reuters) - A group of as many as four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday night, seizing hostages and exchanging gunfire with security forces as the building caught fire and residents and staff fled ...In Kabul, Gunmen Storm Intercontinental HotelNew York TimesGunmen launch attack on Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel, officials sayCBS NewsGunmen Storm International Hotel in KabulWall Street JournalThe Guardian -BBC News -Fox News -Stars and Stripesall 140 news articles »

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Washington Post Trump, McConnell to meet Saturday afternoon as shutdown continuesWashington PostPresident Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) planned to meet Saturday afternoon about a possible solution to the government shutdown that began at midnight, the first time a furlough of federal employees has occurred under single ...Schumer, White House Respond To Shutdown By Pointing FingersNPRShutdown fight turns ugly as both sides dig inThe HillBlame game: Congress reconvenes with no solution in sight to end shutdownUSA TODAYNew York Times -Politico -CBS News -Reutersall 4,303 news articles »

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Washington Post Protesters gather for a second Women's March in nation's capitalWashington PostThousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and lined the Reflecting Pool to rally for women's rights, urge women to run for public office and call on citizens to fully engage on issues from sexual assault and ...Second Women's March draws thousands, focuses on votingNBCNews.comTrump trolls marchers by casting rallies as celebration of strong economyUSA TODAYWomen's March returns to the streets with aim to become political forceCBS NewsABC News -Politico -Fox News -New York Timesall 526 news articles »

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Vanity Fair Michael Wolff Is “Absolutely Sure” Trump Is Currently Having an AffairVanity FairFire and Fury author Michael Wolff exposed a lot of purported White House secrets in his new book, from tales of CIA miscommunications to stories of womanizing to Steve Bannon calling Don Jr. “treasonous.” The book has been criticized in some circles ...Michael Wolff claims Trump is having an affair: 'Read between the lines'EW.com (blog)Michael Wolff Suggests Trump Is Having an Extramarital Affair “Now”Slate MagazinePresident Trump Is Having an Affair 'Right Now,' Michael Wolff Tells Bill MaherDaily BeastPerezHilton.com -Hollywood Reporter -Washington Examiner -Vultureall 102 news articles »

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CNN A year of Trump's 'America First' agenda has radically changed the US role in the worldWashington PostBERLIN — A year ago, Donald Trump used his opening moments as the 45th U.S. president to set forth a radically altered vision for the superpower in the world — one he dubbed “America first.” Supporters say he has delivered: a military defeat of the ...A year of Trump: (Almost) everything that happenedCNNThe Memo: How Trump changed everythingThe HillShutdown caps Trump's contentious first year in officeWashington ExaminerFox News -HuffPost -NBCNews.com -ABC Newsall 736 news articles »

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Voice of America China Claims US Warship Violated Its SovereigntyVoice of AmericaChina has accused the United States of violating its sovereignty after a U.S. missile destroyer sailed near a disputed shoal in the South China Sea. The USS Hopper sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) of Huangyan Island, also known as ...China 'warns off' US destroyer near South China Sea's strategic Scarborough ShoalSouth China Morning PostCHINA THREAT: US Navy destroyer sent to disputed waters as Beijing fires warningExpress.co.ukChina vows "necessary measures" after US warship nears Huangyan IslandXinhuaDaily Mailall 42 news articles »

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New York Times What Will Happen if the Government Remains Shut DownNew York TimesIf Congress fails to come to an agreement, the government shutdown that officially began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday would continue indefinitely. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers would be furloughed, affecting a wide range of government programs ...Massive confusion spreads through federal bureaucracy ahead of shutdown deadlineWashington PostHere's how a government shutdown could affect youABC NewsFrom Tax Refunds to Restrooms, What the Shutdown Has Shut DownBloombergU.S. News & World Report -Fox News -Business Insider -BuzzFeed Newsall 412 news articles »

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