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A portion of a letter sent to President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 in Washington.   Pelosi is officially postponing President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened.  The California Democrat told Trump in a letter Wednesday the Democratic-controlled House won't pass the required measure for him to give the nationally televised speech from the House floor.  Pelosi acted just hours after Trump notified her that he was planning to deliver the speech next Tuesday in line with her original invitation.  (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)
Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of UnionConceding there's no place like the House, Trump gives in to Pelosi and postpones State of the Union address
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll President Donald Trump's job approval and on attitudes toward the partial federal shutdown; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
AP-NORC poll: 6 in 10 Americans blame Trump for shutdownAP-NORC poll: Most Americans blame Trump for shutdown, nearly half oppose plan to build border wall with Mexico
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Iraqi parliament approves budget of $112 billion for 2019Iraqi parliament approves 2019 budget of $112 billion after much wrangling over apportion of revenue
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Top Pakistani court sets date for hearing on Christian womanDefense lawyer says Pakistan's top court to hear petition against Christian woman's acquittal from death row next week
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Supporters of Congolese President elect Felix Tshisekedi sell souvenirs outside his party headquarters in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019. Tshisekedi is to be inaugurated Thursday Jan. 24, 2019, having won an election that raised numerous concerns about voting irregularities amongst observers as the country chose a successor to longtime President Joseph Kabila. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
Congo set to inaugurate new president from oppositionCongo set to inaugurate new president from opposition after widely disputed election
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 file photo, a man enters Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said late Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 that Turkey is preparing to take steps to launch an international investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Washington Post columnist, who wrote critically about the Saudi crown prince, was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in October 2018. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis,File)
Turkey: time for world probe into Saudi writer's deathTurkey's foreign minister says the time has come for an international investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
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Reports: Former Scottish leader Salmond arrested, chargedMedia in Scotland say the country's former leader, Alex Salmond, has been arrested and charged with an unspecified offense
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier talks to the audience during a debate on Brexit at the Charlemagne building in Brussels, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: EU rejects time limit on Irish backstopThe European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, is rejecting the possibility of putting a time limit on the "backstop" option for the Irish border, saying it would defeat the purpose.
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, then Renault-Nissan's CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference held at the Auto China 2016 in Beijing. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, that Ghosn, who is fighting breach of trust and other charges in Japan, resigned as head of Renault. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Renault board meeting to replace boss Ghosn, jailed in JapanRenault board plans meeting to replace boss Ghosn, jailed in Japan
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Venezuelan Bolivarian National Guard soldiers detain an anti-government protester, whose face they covered, after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Maduro faces off with US over Venezuela rival's power claimVenezuelans are heading into uncharted political waters, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and the socialist leader Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration
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Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne speaks to the journalists at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Pyne says he will raise issue of a missing Chinese-Australian writer with his Chinese counterpart to call for consular assistance and transparency in the case. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China says Australia writer held on national security chargeChina says it has detained a Chinese-Australian writer on charges of involvement in "criminal activities endangering China's national security"
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