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  1. U.S. government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

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    Republicans and Democrats are blaming each other for the congressional failure to pass a bill to continue funding for U.S. federal agencies and prevent some of them from shutting down.

  2. At least 5 civilians killed after gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul

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    An Afghan official says at least five civilians have been killed after gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and have been fighting security forces for 11 hours into Sunday morning.

  3. Looking for Trump's greatest 'triumph' 1 year on? Check out how he's reshaping the federal courts

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    What could be U.S. President Donald Trump's most transformative feat in his first year is happening quickly and uncharacteristically quietly, a historic reshaping of an entire branch of the U.S. government: The federal judiciary.

  4. Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria

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    Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been a key U.S. ally in the war on ISIS.

  5. 2 Canadians, 2 Americans freed after kidnapping in Nigeria

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    Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria's north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday.