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President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Oval Office Jan. 8, 2019. CREDIT: Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images

FACT CHECK: President Trump’s Pitch For A Border Wall And Democratic Response

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. The president’s demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding — and Democrats’ opposition — has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government. Here we check some of the arguments made by the president and top Democrats in their response. Continue Reading FACT CHECK: President Trump’s Pitch For A Border Wall And Democratic Response

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Deep snow surrounds the closed Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park in this webcam view Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. CREDIT: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Following Crater Lake, Mount Rainier National Park Shutters Entrances Due To Government Shutdown

When the government shutdown began on December 22, National Park Service higher-ups aspired to maintain access to Western parks—to the extent it was possible with a skeleton staff. But that quickly became untenable at Crater Lake National Park due to lack of snow plowing and sewer maintenance. Continue Reading Following Crater Lake, Mount Rainier National Park Shutters Entrances Due To Government Shutdown

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