#TBT: Memorable quotes from the 2013 government shutdown

The last government shutdown occurred in 2013 between a Republican House and a Democratic White House and Senate. It lasted for 16 days in October and ended with a temporary debt and spending deal. Phew!

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Larry Nassar accuses judge of running a ‘media circus’

Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar accused the judge presiding over his case of conducting a “four-day sentencing media circus” for her own benefit, according to a letter read aloud in court Thursday.

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Tunisia plans reforms in wake of protests

Tunisia has announced a raft of social reforms following anti-austerity protests which broke out across the North African country earlier this month.

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Couple wed week after FB meeting

It was a day before New Year’s Eve, and Nigerian furniture maker Chidimma Amedu was determined to find a wife.

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Nigeria suicide blast leaves fatal casualties

Preliminary reports indicate at least 10 people were killed after four female suicide bombers detonated explosives in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, according to a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.

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Zimbabwe to hold elections in ‘four to five months’

Zimbabwe will hold general elections in four to five months, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said, as the country enters a new era after the fall of strongman Robert Mugabe last year.

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