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October 12, 2017
Clock strikes midnight as Democrats and Republicans can't agree on a spending bill

Clock strikes midnight as Democrats and Republicans can't agree on a spending bill

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump met at the White House Friday afternoon, just hours ahead of the deadline for a government shutdown, but congressional leaders still faced a daunting math problem as to how to keep the government funded.

What a government shutdown means for you

What a government shutdown means for you

When there are partisan disagreements and Congress is divided on how to fund the government, the threat of a shutdown looms. Learn what one could mean for you.

CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats

CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats

With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the US illegally as children to stay, according to a new CNN poll...

5 ways the shutdown could be bad for your health

5 ways the shutdown could be bad for your health

A government shutdown could potentially hurt the health of more than the government workers who will be plagued with the uncertainty and stress of not knowing when they'll get back to work and collect a paycheck. The shutdown could impact you, too.

What Trump said about a government shutdown in 2013

What Trump said about a government shutdown in 2013

President Donald Trump told Fox News in 2013 that the blame for a government shutdown ultimately goes to the president.

FBI opened inquiry into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

FBI opened inquiry into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens

The FBI recently opened an inquiry into Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, two US officials told CNN, as he fights an allegation of blackmail and faces calls to resign just a year into his job.

Rand Paul's neighbor charged with assault

Rand Paul's neighbor charged with assault

A 58-year old Kentucky man is being charged with assaulting a member of Congress connected with the November attack on GOP Sen. Rand Paul while he was mowing his yard wearing headphones.

Analysis: Why isn't the Stormy Daniels story a bigger deal?

Analysis: Why isn't the Stormy Daniels story a bigger deal?

Donald Trump's personal lawyer formed a private company just before the 2016 election to pay $130,000 in exchange for a porn star's silence about her alleged 2006 relationship with the now-President of the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Female Trump voter: I'm embarrassed

Female Trump voter: I'm embarrassed

Female voters debate President Trump's first year in office and the multiple allegations of past sexual harassment.

Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose

Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose

Musician Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose of several medications, a statement from his family, posted on tompetty.com, and a news release from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner said Friday.

Officials: The Turpin children were starved. The dogs were well-fed.

Officials: The Turpin children were starved. The dogs were well-fed.

When authorities arrived Sunday night to a home in the California town of Perris, they found a family with 13 children, most of them starved and startlingly skinny.

Report has new details on Las Vegas shooter

Report has new details on Las Vegas shooter

Authorities on Friday released a preliminary investigative report on the Las Vegas shooting in response to large public interest in the case.

New person of interest in Vegas shooting

New person of interest in Vegas shooting

Police are investigating a new person of interest in relation to the Las Vegas massacre that killed 58 people and wounded more than 800. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead

Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead

This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years.

8-year-old boy dies of flu despite flu shot

8-year-old boy dies of flu despite flu shot

Eight-year-old Tyler Dannaway died from the flu in Arkansas despite having received a flu shot.

Massive underwater cave discovered

Massive underwater cave discovered

A group of divers in Mexico have discovered what experts believe is the biggest flooded cave on the planet.

Van Jones kicks off new show with Jay-Z

Van Jones kicks off new show with Jay-Z

CNN's Van Jones has a brand new show, and it's premiering with one serious superstar of a guest: rapper Jay-Z.

Drone spots swimmers, then does this

Drone spots swimmers, then does this

Two swimmers were in serious trouble off the coast of Australia, until a drone came to their rescue.

Pope's in-flight surprise makes history

Pope's in-flight surprise makes history

Pope Francis married two flight attendants in an impromptu ceremony on his papal plane some 36,000 feet over Chile. CNN's Rosa Flores has details.

The words from Olympian Aly Raisman that made the courtroom applaud

The words from Olympian Aly Raisman that made the courtroom applaud

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman said last week that she didn't know whether she would take the stand to deliver a victim impact statement at the sentencing of her abuser, former team doctor Larry Nassar, who has pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexually assaulting and abusing young girls under...

Phelps: 'I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life'

Phelps: 'I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life'

Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago this week.

How did I miss that? It's so cold, eyelashes are freezing

How did I miss that? It's so cold, eyelashes are freezing

A couple says, "I do." An actor says, "Maybe." And Amazon says, "No way." Here's this week's politics-free side of the news.

What electricians are finding as they rewire Buckingham Palace

What electricians are finding as they rewire Buckingham Palace

If walls could talk, Buckingham Palace would certainly have some fascinating conversations. The headquarters of the British Monarchy is currently undergoing a 10-year electrical update, and the project is uncovering the next best thing -- pieces of history, balled up here and there, hidden for decades.

Video shows car careen toward truck driver

A car in Detroit slid on ice and nearly hit a tow truck driver. Fortunately, no one was injured in the crash.

Planned Parenthood leader: Women are America's unstoppable force

Planned Parenthood leader: Women are America's unstoppable force

One year ago, I took a flight from Miami to Washington, hoping to arrive in time for the Women's March the next morning. Our flight attendant leaned over to me and asked, "Do you think it's going to make any difference, this march?" She wore a pin commemorating her 20 years of...

Let's be honest about Aziz Ansari

Let's be honest about Aziz Ansari

This week, an anonymous accuser's account of regretting what appears to be consensual oral sex with actor and comedian Aziz Ansari exploded into the media, with the words "sexual misconduct" splashed across television news, the internet and newspapers.

Four ways Trump's first year has made us less safe

Four ways Trump's first year has made us less safe

The Trump team, like so many administrations before them, has been preparing to sell the accomplishments of its first year in office. If the government shuts down, these efforts won't matter because it will all be overshadowed by the impact of the loss of government services on the public and...

Who's affected by a shutdown, by the numbers

Who's affected by a shutdown, by the numbers

If Congress can't agree on a plan to fund the federal government before time runs out, a shutdown is expected to affect millions of Americans.

Here's what to watch in Congress

Here's what to watch in Congress

The government will shut down at 12:00:01 a.m. ET, Saturday morning. Nobody on either side -- Senate or House; Republican or Democrat -- sees a different path at this point.

WH: We're preparing for 'Schumer shutdown'

WH: We're preparing for 'Schumer shutdown'

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says the White House is preparing for a government shutdown and is waiting for Congress to pass a funding bill.

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