Government shutdown, winter storm, Motown celebration: 5 things to know Friday
First day without paycheck for furloughed workers
Friday marks the first day furloughed government employees will not receive a paycheck, making the current shutdown an even more painful reality. Federal workers rallied outside the White House on Thursday protesting the government shutdown that enters its 21st day Friday and is gearing up to be the longest ever. The impact is hitting federal employees across the nation. President Donald Trump walked out of a negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday and said he might declare a national emergency at the border after Democrats refused to yield to his demands for money for a border wall.
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