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Last summer, the Oregon legislature passed a package of state taxes to cover Medicaid's expanding rolls. But Oregon voters Tuesday could throw a wrench in that plan by refusing some of the taxes.

The three-day partial government shutdown is coming to an end. Senate Democrats agreed to a stopgap funding measure after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell committed to a vote on immigration legislation.

Small police departments struggling with high crime and low budgets tend to pay fast-food wages, may employ officers with troubled pasts and can miss out on opportunities to learn from mistakes.

Vice President Pence announced the U.S. will open its embassy in Jerusalem by the end of 2019. That's faster than previously thought and comes despite Arab opposition to the move.

Amazon opened its new brick-and-mortar convenience store to the public on Monday in Seattle. There are no carts or cashiers, and it's BYOB situation, meaning customers have to provide their own bags.

A short-term spending agreement that seems to be headed to President Trump's desk on Monday does not include protections for DACA recipients that Democrats hoped for. Three DREAMers, Brittany Aguilera, Cesar Vargas and Carla Aguirre react to the proposed agreement.

Fake news, hate speech and foreign interference are the notable examples of what went wrong online during the 2016 campaign. Facebook, Google and Twitter want to avoid a repeat in the 2018 midterms. They're working on fixes, but the solutions won't be easy.

Bangladesh is postponing its attempt to send hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar. Neither country is ready to start the process and the refugees say their demands for citizenship and return of property must be met before they agree to return to Myanmar.

The breakthrough in the Senate to reopen the government came on the first weekday of the shutdown, when federal workers were trying to sort out whether to report for duty.

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, caucuses with Democrats. He shares his reactions to the deal temporarily ending the government shutdown with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.




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