Negotiations to avert another government shutdown abruptly fell apart over the weekend, raising the risk of another shuttering of services, a stopgap funding bill or a declaration by President Donald Trump of a national emergency at the southern border.
Talks over hammering out a border security package have cratered because of disagreements over immigration enforcement within the U.S., detention beds and paying for a border barrier, leaving lawmakers in the same place they’ve been for months. There was radio silence midday Sunday after Republican and Democratic negotiators had passed offers back and forth for more than a week.
Source: Shutdown talks stalled
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For Senator Elizabeth Warren, the promise of Ancestry.com to use DNA to “celebrate how we all came to be” must have had a distinctly loathsome meaning this week. On the day of her highly anticipated announcement as a Democratic candidate for president, Warren is facing new questions in her long standing controversy over claims of Native American ancestry.
New allegations concern the discovery of a Texas legal bar registration form from 1986, on which Warren listed herself as “American Indian.” This claim of race, in her own handwriting, showed an unsolicited invocation by Warren that she is a person of color. However, her ancestry story has highlighted an even larger controversy over what actually constitutes minority status and how such claims of race can or should be confirmed.
Police and emergency medical services crews crews searched a Westmoreland County creek after a man reported seeing a body in the water.
Police were called to Brush Creek in the North Huntingdon area after a man and his son called 911.Officials set up a command post to coordinate their efforts.
Search will resume Sunday at 9 a.m.