As the White House and Democrats in Congress remained at odds over President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build his border wall, hundreds of thousands of federal employees are facing the prospect of missing a paycheck at the end of next week, as the impact of a lack of a funding deal will cause financial pain to more than just people who work around the Washington, D.C. metro area. “Even if we go back to work on Wednesday, the soonest we’d see a paycheck is the first week of February,” one Commerce Department worker told me. “A long time from now.” Asked at a Rose Garden news conference on Friday what plans he had to help federal workers – if an extended shutdown developed – the President turned the conversation back to his goal of getting at least $5.6 billion for his border wall. “This does really have a higher purpose than next week’s pay, and the people that won’t get next week’s pay, or the following … [Read more...] about Partial shutdown impact spreads far from Washington, D.C.
Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post Published 1:58 pm CST, Friday, January 4, 2019 Prosecutors consider Leonardo DiCaprio a witness who can provide useful insights about a swashbuckling Malaysian financier alleged to have pilfered and laundered billions of dollars from an investment fund. Prosecutors consider Leonardo DiCaprio a witness who can provide useful insights about a swashbuckling Malaysian financier alleged to have pilfered and laundered billions of dollars from an investment fund. Photo: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT, AFP/Getty Images Photo: CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT, AFP/Getty Images Image 1 of / 34 Caption Close Image 1 of 34 Prosecutors consider Leonardo DiCaprio a witness who can provide useful insights about a swashbuckling Malaysian financier alleged to have pilfered and … [Read more...] about DiCaprio testifies before D.C. grand jury as part of US probe into Malaysian corruption
By Emily Rasmussen | [email protected] | Long Beach Press-TelegramPUBLISHED: January 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm | UPDATED: January 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm Mayra Garibo was counting the days when she would see her family in Mexico again. The trip was set for December 2017, the first Christmas she would spend with her family in 20 years. She hadn’t seen them since she was 7, after coming to the United States with her mother and brother. The memories of her home country are sparse, but she remembers the sounds of waves on the sand, and the smell of fresh fish caught by her relatives in the morning. “Being able to go back is something I’ve dreamt of for so many years,” Garibo, 27, said. “Maybe it’s just me, but I always felt incomplete. I feel like I belong here, but I feel like I belong there too.” Garibo, an undocumented student at Cal State Dominguez Hills, was going to travel to Mexico with a group of 15 other local Dreamer students with advance parole, … [Read more...] about How a Cal State Long Beach professor and a handful of students are heading to Washington D.C., to fight for DACA’s travel policy
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Associated Press January 02, 2019 WASHINGTON — Police in Washington, D.C., say a US Marine has been shot and killed inside of the Marine Barracks in Washington.News outlets report that police say a male Marine was shot early Tuesday morning in an apparent accident and later pronounced dead. Police haven’t said why the shooting was accidental. Marine Corps spokesman Chief Gunnery Sgt. John says the man did not shoot himself.Authorities did not immediately release the man’s name. A barracks statement says the release of the man’s name is pending notification of his family. Advertisement The Marine Barracks was founded in 1801 and is the oldest active Marine Corps post. A Marine survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the compound in June. Another Marine was fatally shot in the head at the compound in 2013. Loading comments... … [Read more...] about On-duty US Marine shot, killed inside D.C. barracks
Michael Brice-Saddler, The Washington Post Published 11:33 am PST, Monday, December 31, 2018 FILE-- Michelle and Baracl Obama's home in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood on Jan. 13, 2017. In one of his most recent arguments for a southern border wall, President Donald Trump on Sunday falsely claimed that Barack and Michelle Obama's home here is surrounded by a 10-foot wall. less FILE-- Michelle and Baracl Obama's home in Washington's Kalorama neighborhood on Jan. 13, 2017. In one of his most recent arguments for a southern border wall, President Donald Trump on Sunday falsely ... more Photo: Washington Post Photo By By Ricky Carioti Photo: Washington Post Photo By By Ricky Carioti Image 1 of / 43 Caption Close Image 1 of 43 FILE-- Michelle and Baracl Obama's home in … [Read more...] about Trump claims there’s a 10-foot wall around the Obamas’ D.C. home. Neighbors say there’s not.