Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized exit bans during a visit to China in October. He again mentioned detained Americans at a meeting in Washington with a top Chinese foreign policy official, Yang Jiechi, left, in November.CreditCreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images
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“The newly Democratic-controlled House passed a package of bills late Thursday that would reopen the federal government without paying for President Trump’s border wall, drawing a swift veto threat from the White House and leaving the partial shutdown no closer to getting resolved.” Per Erica Werner, Damian Paletta and Seung Min Kim.
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The far side of the moon, as photographed by the Chang’e-4 probe in an image released Thursday. (China National Space Administration/ AFP/Getty Images) (Handout/AFP/Getty Images)
Per Mihir Zaveri- People under 21 are no longer able to buy semiautomatic assault rifles in Washington as of Jan 1. It is the first of several new state measures intended to reduce gun violence. The National Rifle Association has already filed suit.
Congressional leaders, including Representative Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer, met with President Trump to discuss border security. Ms. Pelosi said Democrats will put forth legislation to end the shutdown. (Published On Credit Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times.)
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North Korea’s top diplomat in Italy has gone into hiding, South Korea’s intelligence officials told lawmakers on Thursday.
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Congress is set to reconvene with no signs of a compromise to end a government shutdown affecting about a quarter of the U.S. government.
The hope on Wall Street is that the underlying economy of the United States is sound, that the recent selling will burn itself out and that stocks will resume their record-setting climb.
President Xi Jinping of China spoke about unification with Taiwan, saying he would “not rule out the use of force” against independence activists.
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