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Government Shutdown Enters Third Week, Possible Breakthrough To Prevent Future Shutdowns

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As the shutdown of the federal government ties for the longest in U.S. history, a group of Republican senators, including senior Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, are proposing a bill that would permanently prevent shutdowns of this kind from ever happening again.

The bill, called the End Government Shutdowns Act, was introduced Friday by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT).

The bill will “permanently prevent the federal government from shutting down, ensuring that essential government services aren’t disrupted and protecting taxpayers who must bear the resulting cost,” according to the statement released by Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s (R-AK) office Friday.

In a statement Friday, Murkowski said of the shutdown: “The ripple effect of a government shutdown has consequences for all Alaskans– most directly on the thousands of federal employees and tens of thousands more that rely on our federal agencies.”

“This legislation permanently ends government shutdowns with a commonsense solution to avoid a funding lapse, ensuring the jobs and livelihoods of federal workers and contractors are not held hostage during political disputes,” she said. “For the sake of our federal employees, their families, and our nation, I’m proud to support the End Government Shutdowns Act.”


This post will be updated when new information warrants.

UPDATE (1/11/19 3:30 PM EDT): The House & Senate broke for the weekend Friday, all but ensuring that the partial government shutdown would become the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, with no end in sight.


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Incident at Clapham Junction Overground Station

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We are monitoring reports of an incident at Clapham Junction Overground station in London.

Several people on social media have reported emergency services are on scene;

Transport for London had earlier tweeted that services were delayed due to a trespassing incident.

NewsThisSecond spoke to one eyewitness who said he saw around a dozen police officers with a sniffer dog.

The Metropoliton Police told NewsThisSecond that it had no record of any of it’s officers attending an incident at the station.

We have reached out to British Transport Police for a statement.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated with further information.

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‪Earthquake jolts Southern California

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A Preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake has jolted SoCal.

Several counties and neighboring states reported feeling shaking.

More to come.

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Beth Chapman, Wife Of “Dog The Bounty Hunter” Passes Away At 51

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In this file photo, Beth Chapman at the 2013 CMT Music Awards on June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (CREDIT: Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)

Beth Chapman of “Dog the Bounty Hunter” fame has died, days after being placed on a medically-induced coma.


Duane “Dog” Chapman verified 51-year-old Beth’s passing in a tweet Wednesday, writing: “It’s 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side.”

Chapman had posted a touching photo of his wife’s hand in the hospital Monday, joking about “how she is about HER NAILS!!”V

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Chapman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017, which resurfaced last year. She was placed into a medically-induced coma on Saturday.

Her daughter, Bonnie Chapman, posted a tribute on Instagram writing, “So thankful to call you my mother. Rest in Peace, mom. I love you so much.”

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