Play of the Day: Is The White House Altering Social Media Photos of the President?

According to one report, yes.

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Bill in New Mexico Aims to Stymie Trump’s Border Wall Construction

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | L.A. teacher strike resolution … D.C. Council overturns mayor’s veto … Dallas STD spike … and a statewide rent control proposal in Oregon.

People Aren’t Walking More. But More Pedestrians Are Getting Killed.

The trend appears to be especially troublesome in the South, and for minorities and lower-income communities.


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You Use Less Info To Make Decisions Than You Might Think

People consume far less information than expected before making judgments and decisions, a new study finds.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is a co-sponsor of a bill to pay excepted federal employees before the shutdown ends.

Plan to Pay Excepted Feds Immediately Gains Momentum

A bill to promptly pay employees currently working without compensation has the support of more than 20 Republican sponsors, and Democrats could soon follow.

President Trump listens to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue during a signing ceremony for the 2018 farm bill in December.

USDA Continues Controversial Call-Backs of Furloughed Employees

Farm Service Agency to resume full services on Thursday.

Thomas O’Connor (center), president of the FBI Agents Association, holds up a booklet with testimonials about the shutdown's impact.

FBI Field Offices Collect Food Donations for Unpaid Employees

Normally quiet and nonpolitical agents association publishes shutdown damage report.

A security checkpoint at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. TSA agents have started calling in sick at greater rates than usual as the shutdown drags on.

OPM Warns Feds Against Sick-Outs

Although the Trump administration was lenient toward absences at the start of the partial government shutdown, new guidance seeks to tamp down on pseudo-strikes at unfunded agencies.

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and other Republicans said the Senate bill should at least provide a jumping off point for negotiations.

Senate Republicans to Hold First Vote to Reopen Government and Give Feds a Raise

Both chambers have separate plans to fund agencies. These plans are not likely to become law, but could jumpstart negotiations.

A data visualization showing different regions of brain in terms of electrical activity, gathered via EEG.

Zap: How Electric Therapy Is Curing Navy SEALs of PTSD … And Could Remake Brain Science

Hundreds of vets have tried out an experimental new treatment that could change how the world addresses mental disorders.

Excellence in Government One of the more visible impacts of the shutdown is garbage piling up in parks.

Shutdown’s Economic Impact Is A Forceful Reminder Of Why Government Matters

The shutdown is highlighting the crucial role government plays in the lives of citizens and businesses, offering a reminder of its fundamental value to the economy.

Federal employees and their allies rallied in Washington on Jan. 10.

Will Cities Pay Federal Workers During the Shutdown?

San Jose is offering its airport workers loans during the shutdown. More cities are following.