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In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, a visitor walks past an illuminated photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by children at an exhibition highlighting five years of progress under Xi's leadership in Beijing. The birthrate in China fell in 2017 despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child familiesThe birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened itShutdown? Terrible, say Republicans and Democrats. But both have threatened it
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters as he walks towards the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Congress likely racing toward a government shutdownA bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, applicants wait in line to enter a job fair at an Amazon fulfillment center, in Kent, Wash. Amazon has narrowed its search for a second headquarters city to 20 locations, concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runsFor cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
EPA official: government must plan for climate changeA top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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)
The work that won't get done during a government shutdownThere's plenty that won't get done if thousands of federal employees are barred from working during a shutdown until dysfunctional Washington agrees on a plan to restore funding
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A couple of tourists travel in a horse carriage in front of the Capitolio in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Travel to Cuba is booming from dozens of countries, including the U.S. And the tourism dollars from big-spending Americans seem to be heading into Cuba’s state sector and away from private business, according to Cuban state figures, experts and private business people themselves. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Tourism booming in Cuba despite tougher new Trump policyPresident Donald Trump said he was rolling back some of Barack Obama's opening to Cuba in order to starve the island's military-run economy of U.S. tourism dollars and ratchet up pressure for regime change _ but that doesn't seem to be happening
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, Ross Levinsohn, then Yahoo Executive Vice President of Americas, speaks at the Web. 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Levinsohn, currently the CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, is being investigated by its parent company for allegations of inappropriate behavior. The company, Chicago-based Tronc, announced on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2017 the launch of the investigation of Levinsohn, who was given the Times' top job in August, 2017, after an NPR story detailed two sexual harassment lawsuits and complaints from employees who have worked under him at various companies. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
LA Times CEO under investigation after report on improprietyThe parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by the newspaper's CEO Ross Levinsohn
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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