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Holy City of Sterile Streets

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An Israeli soldier on a street that separates an Israeli settlement and a Palestinian neighborhood in the West Bank city of Hebron.Credit
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HEBRON, West Bank — The Israeli soldier stands at the entrance to Shuhada Street.

Approaching Shutdown:Scenes From the Capital

CreditErin Schaff for The New York TimesCreditTom Brenner/The New York TimesThe Senate convened Friday morning, but no vote had been scheduled on the resolution passed by the House the night before.CreditAl Drago for The New York TimesWhile President Trump spoke from the Rose Garden during the annual March for Life, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the Democratic leader, arrived at the White House.

Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in Senate

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“Senate Democrats own the Schumer Shutdown,” the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said in a statement.Graphic

These Factions in Congress, Split Over ‘Dreamers,’ Could Lead to Government Shutdown

A deal to avoid closing the federal government hinges on Senate Democrats, and some Republicans, who want to include protections for young undocumented immigrants.

Neighbor to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge in Attack on Rand Paul, Lawyer Says

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A neighbor of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky intends to plead guilty to a federal felony charge after he tackled the senator in November in an assault set off by the placement of a pile of brush, the man’s lawyer said on Friday., was charged on Friday with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, the United States attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, Josh J.

Opinion | The Second Lives of Pussy Hats

Emily Kilbourn, in Bethlehem, Connecticut, wears hers when she’s going somewhere she knows she’ll run into conservatives: “Amazing what a smile, wave, and a tip of the pussy hat will do!The pink pussy hat is a reminder of the power of women and the visual statement of our walking together that day, united.

9 Points to Guide Your Investments in 2018

In a nutshell, the stock market in the United States has generated enormous wealth for investors, and in recent months it has roared ahead with scarcely a setback, raising questions about how sustainable those gains really are.Is the Stock Market Too Quiet for Its Own Good?