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The government will shut down at 12:00:01 a.m. ET, Saturday morning. Nobody on either side -- Senate or House; Republican or Democrat -- sees a different path at this point.
The federal government will run out of money and shut down at midnight. And, right now, no one in Washington has the slightest clue how to stop that from happening.
A federal government shutdown will be an expensive, demoralizing inconvenience felt all across the nation, not just in Washington. So why aren't legislators working overtime to arrive at a compromise?
CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks with Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) about a looming government shutdown.
When there are partisan disagreements and Congress is divided on how to fund the government, the threat of a shutdown looms. Learn what one could mean for you.

Media News

The CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Times is under investigation by the paper's parent company, Tronc, following an NPR report about "questionable behavior."
Investigators with the Manhattan's District Attorney's office raided the headquarters of Newsweek Media Group, the parent company of Newsweek and the International Business Times, on Thursday.
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is recuperating at home after injuring his back earlier this month while on holiday with his wife Jerry Hall.
President Trump has used the word "fake" more than 400 times since he was inaugurated.
Facebook is expanding its investigation into whether Russia meddled in Britain's referendum on European Union membership.
The NFL saw its ratings fall yet again this weekend, but there are footnotes to the decline

Financial News

Two new funds invest in companies that use blockchain technology -- even as the SEC cracks down on bitcoin. These funds are betting on bigger, more stable companies, like IBM and Intel.
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are all the rage with investors -- even as their prices have taken some big hits lately.
The African continent is on the cusp of something big.

Missouri & Illinois News

The Kansas City Royals announced legendary musician Billy Joel will perform at Kauffman Stadium on Friday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. This  will be Joel’s first ever stadium appearance in Kansas City and the first concert at Kauffman Stadium in 39 yea...
The House passed a stopgap funding bill Thursday evening, though the measure now faces uncertainty in the Senate as Republican congressional leaders work to avert a government shutdown by late Friday night. Republicans need 60 votes in the Senate to...
Top Stories:  A witness reportedly told police that a chase — possibly involving an Uber driver — preceded a crash earlier this month in Springfield that killed an 18-year-old woman.  The News-Leader reports that a search warrant reveals the woman wa...
There are Vikings and Eagles fans here in Missouri…at least two of them and somehow I am friends with both.  They called the show to trash talk about the other team.  Lets be honest, we have to cheer for one of these teams.  We don’t want to see Brad...

Entertainment News

Lupita Nyong'o has spoken powerfully about discrimination against darker skin and now she's writing a book about it.
James Franco is not shying away from this weekend's SAG Awards.
Following a Golden Globes that made headlines with its Time's Up theme, the Screen Actors Guild is leaning into that discussion with its annual presentation Sunday. Yet with several more star-studded ceremonies to come, questions linger as to how wel...
Nominations for The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday.
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the writing team behind SAG-nominated film "The Big Sick," were among those who woke up to good news Wednesday morning.
The SAG Awards is taking a new approach to its ceremony this year with help from Kristen Bell.

Health news

This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years.
Far from the familiar waters of an Olympic pool, swimmer Michael Phelps shared the story of his personal encounter with depression at a mental health conference in Chicago this week.
"Perfection, by definition, is an impossible goal, and that's the first thing to say."
Doctors and researchers have known for years that children are more likely to develop mental-health problems if their mother has struggled with depression. But what if it's the father who's depressed?
Getting a diagnosis of depression usually involves filling out questionnaires about your mood and undergoing lengthy interviews with a psychiatrist. But smartphone apps might be able to handle some of that work, and at least tell you if you are at ri...
When Cesar Castillo's cancer returned for the second time, he fell apart.