With time almost up, Senate sets vote to avoid shutdown

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) returns to the U.S. Capitol after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on the looming threat of a federal government shutdown January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. Congress continues to wrestle with passage of a continuing resolution to fund the federal government past midnight this evening. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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The Senate said Friday evening it had scheduled a vote for 10 p.m. on the House GOP bill that would avert a shutdown.

Ground Game

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Members of Congress are taking their cues from their constituents back home.

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.

Set your voicemail and clean out the fridge: A pre-shutdown memo

At least one government agency is offering guidance to its employees in the event Congress does not pass a short-term spending bill.

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The high court will decide the legality of Trump’s latest ban on residents of six majority-Muslim countries.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/b73f21ec-e194-11e7-89e8-edec16379010.jpg Ousted Trump adviser Omarosa signs with Mass. speakers firm

In a yet-to-be-announced deal, Omarosa Manigault Newman has joined American Programs Bureau, a top booking firm headquartered in Newton.

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A neighbor of Senator Rand Paul has agreed to plead guilty in a November attack that left Paul with six broken ribs.

With flu hospitalizations up again, MGH turns to Gatorade in place of IVs

With significant numbers of extra patients showing up recently with flu-like illnesses, it has stretched the hospital thin.

Pope Francis arrived at a beach near Iquique, Chile, on Jan. 18.



Pope Francis, company man

The promise of this pontiff died in Santiago, Chile, this week when he slandered victims of sexual abuse.

“As a book lover, my heart goes out to him,” Stephen King told the Bangor Daily News about the destruction at Gerald Winters’s book shop. “I will eventually reach out and see if I can help in any way.”

Stephen King’s ‘heart sinks’ when he thinks of manuscripts damaged by flooding

Stephen King said he was “horrified” when he heard the news.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bourne.jpg Subaru crashes into Bourne Post Office

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and the building’s structure might be compromised, police said.

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General Electric plummeted again as a report questioned whether its problems will force it to sell shares or further cut its dividend.

Elizabeth Warren’s Native American problem goes beyond politics

Senator Elizabeth Warren says now, as she has from the first days of her public life, that she based her assertions about her heritage on her reasonable trust in what she was told about her ancestry as a child.

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There’s a ghost haunting Elizabeth Warren: her enduring and undocumented claims of Native American ancestry.

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Legendary rock musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose “as a result of taking a variety of medications,” relatives said in a Facebook post.

Patriots officially list Tom Brady as ‘questionable’ for Sunday

Brady, who was limited in practice Friday, said, “We’ll see,” when asked if he was ready to play.

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Jaguars are fully expecting to see Tom Brady under center

“Tommy will play. We know that,” said coach Doug Marrone, dismissing the thought that a hand injury will stop him.

Nestor Ramos

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This is far from the first time in history we’ve all been fixated on a particularly notable set of digits.

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Since the team does not play until Sunday, it will probably wait to finalize the deal so it can get maximum value out of the move.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/GettyImages-682815022-15473.jpg Stipe Miocic is fired up for a third UFC title

The part-time Ohio firefighter could make history in the octagon Saturday at TD Garden.

Tech Nomad

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/19/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/grayscaleiphone.jpg Our smartphone habits are more like full-blown addictions. So how can we regain control?

Our phones aren’t so much phones anymore, they’ve become something else entirely.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/17/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/obama2.jpg No, Obama wasn’t playing HQ Wednesday night

It was Michelle’s birthday, and the former president was out to dinner and saw a play.

People are going bananas over the lack of fresh produce in some Whole Foods stores across the country.

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People are mad about empty shelves at Whole Foods

It turns out, logistics are to blame.

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It’s a quick read, competently done, and it does not fundamentally change our thinking about Hernandez.

The Steamship Authority has voted to prohibit televisions on their vessels from showing national cable news channels from across the political spectrum.

Ferries serving Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard ban cable news

Ferry-goers traveling between Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard will soon be entering a politics-free zone.

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