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Henry Payne

The ongoing government shutdown, President Donald Trump's speech and newly sworn-in Congress members dominated headlines throughout the week.

The government shutdown, now on day 21, is starting to take a toll on government workers who are going without pay.

Walt Handelsman

Both Republicans and Democrats are holding firm to their positions, making some wonder how long the shutdown and standstill will continue.

Dana Summers
Dana Summers
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Trump addressed the nation from the White House on Tuesday about the wall and immigration problems.

Walt Handelsman
Nick Anderson

After his address, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gave a rebuttal.

Footage of newly sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing while in college surfaced. In response to critics, she posted a new video of her dancing in front of her office.

Drew Sheneman
Nick Anderson
Lisa Benson

In other news, there is still speculation over how the Democrats' plans for the new year and shift in Congress are going.

Dana Summers