Schumer, White House Respond To Shutdown By Pointing Fingers

Updated at 4:26 p.m. ET The federal government is in the midst of a partial shutdown, and it appears it will be that way for some time. President Trump and members of Congress publicly claim to want to reopen the federal government, but, in the first day of a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats on either side of Pennsylvania Avenue show no signs of ending their stalemate. In a mid-afternoon press conference Saturday, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short reiterated the position...

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Spotify Tries To Disrupt The Conventional Wall Street IPO

Spotify, the popular yet unprofitable music streaming service, is planning a very unconventional IPO. IPO is short for “initial public offering,” a way for companies to raise a bunch of money by selling shares that can then be traded on a stock exchange.

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Saunas Are A Hot Trend, And They Might Even Help Your Health

It's not even a month into winter, and the cold temperatures have already crushed my spirits. Bundling up every time I leave the house, unexpected school snow days, a sidewalk obstacle course of frozen dog poop: I'm over it. I find myself dreaming of not just spring but warmth in any form. So a sauna is sounding particularly good about now. And besides the respite from the cold, there are a host of claimed health benefits from regular sessions.
And indeed, research has shown an...

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Almost a year after President Trump tried to bar travelers from some predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States, the Supreme Court announced Friday that it will consider a legal challenge to the third version of that ban.

The death of rocker Tom Petty in October 2017 came as a result of an accidental drug overdose with a toxic mix of drugs taken for several ailments, including a fractured hip.

The results of an autopsy were released Friday by Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner Jonathan Lucas.

Petty died at 66 of "multisystem organ failure due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to mixed drug toxicity," according to a brief statement.

The drugs listed included "fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl."

It's New York City in 1896. Young boys are being brutally murdered, and a team of outsiders assembles to hunt down the killer. On that team is a doctor with some unconventional views, a newspaper illustrator haunted by his past, and a police secretary who upsets the status quo: Miss Sara Howard, who's played by Dakota Fanning in the new television series, The Alienist.

Beyond #MeToo

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Sexual harassment and gender discrimination have been met with a grassroots response in the #MeToo moment. In this climate, WNYC is producing Beyond #MeToo, four one-hour conversations focused on what we need to do as a society to remedy widespread sexual harassment.

WSHU will be airing this live special series, January 22-25, 8-9 p.m. on 89.9 WSUF, 103.3 WQQQ, 1340 WYBC, 1260 WSHU and via streaming.

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A partial government shutdown now looks inevitable after the Senate lacks the votes on a stopgap spending bill late Friday night.

The vote was 50-48 in favor of the measure with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., yet to vote.

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Governor Cuomo is proposing an increase in school aid of over three-quarters of a billion dollars, or around three percent from last year, but some say that’s not enough to meet school districts’ rising costs.

Seven The Days Long Gone is set on a post-apocalyptic prison island, where scavenging and stealth are the main ways to stay alive. As bleak as the game world is, composer Marcin Przybylowicz felt strongly that music should be an integral part of the experience because, as he says, "music is part of our humanity."

Connecticut Juvenile Justice Committee Votes For Reforms

Jan 18, 2018

Connecticut lawmakers, advocates and representatives from the corrections system voted on Thursday to approve a plan that would reform the state’s juvenile justice system.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says the State Supreme Court decision on the state’s landmark education funding case should not stop policymakers from continuing to look for ways to close the achievement gap.

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You probably know about the phenomenon of Stonehenge – an ancient alignment of giant slabs that acts as a cosmic calendar. There’s something like that here in the U.S. too. It’s called MIThenge. And yes, it’s at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT – in Cambridge.

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