Senate Sets Votes On 2 Bills That Could End Shutdown — But Both Expected To Fail

Updated at 6 p.m. ET As the partial government shutdown hits a record 32nd day, the Senate is set to consider two competing proposals this week that could reopen the government — but probably won't. Republicans are planning a vote Thursday on President Trump's proposal to end the stalemate. But Democrats are reiterating that his offer — with $5.7 billion for a border wall in exchange for temporary protections for those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and temporary protected...

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Zimbabwe forces have engaged in "systematic torture" of protesters, the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission has found. The torture, mostly consisting of "indiscriminate and severe beatings," follows several days of looting, fires and street barricades by protesters angry over high fuel prices.

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Russell Baker, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer who penned thousands of columns for The New York Times, and hosted the PBS television program "Masterpiece Theatre," died Monday at his home in Leesburg, Va. He was 93.

For one Native American tribe whose land straddles the U.S.-Mexico border, President Trump's proposed border wall would, literally, divide its people.

The Tohono O'odham Nation stretches through the desert from just south of Casa Grande in southern Arizona to the U.S. border — and then beyond, into the Mexican state of Sonora. This means that if Trump gets his $5.7 billion border wall, it would cut right through the tribe's land.

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Act Locally Waco - January 18 - 24

Act Locally Waco Host Ashley Thornton highlights some of Waco's upcoming events, including several plans for Martin Luther King Jr Remembrance Day and the Waco Walks Museum Peek-In on January 20th.

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Saturday at 11am with encores Sunday at 10am and 7pm