We're nine days out from a government shutdown and -- unlike the usual showdown mishigas -- there's plenty of reason to think the government might actually, you know, shut down come 11:59 p.m. on December 21.

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Alleged Russian spy Maria Butina has been offering investigators information on the American she conspired with to infiltrate US political circles and the Russian official who directed her activities, as she prepares to make her guilty plea official on Thursday, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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Twitter pounces on Vice President Mike Pence during an Oval Office meeting with President Donald Trump. CNN's Jeanne Moos looks at participants' expressions.

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A Holocaust survivor who was trying to make sure the world never forgot what happened fell short of finishing his life's work.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced a deal Wednesday that could likely deliver her the votes to become speaker again -- but only for another two terms, laying out a timeline she had been reluctant to articulate until now.

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Three of the Navy's nuclear-powered attack submarines are "not certified to dive today" due to maintenance delays caused by overcrowded shipyards, officials revealed Wednesday.

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CNN's Jake Tapper discusses the significance of President Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, being sentenced to three years in prison.

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The fall of Michael Cohen, President Trump's former attorney, is a watershed moment for the Trump presidency.

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Michael Cohen said in court Wednesday that he had been living in a "personal and mental incarceration" under President Donald Trump and that his prison sentence would, ironically, help him get back his freedom.

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Judge William Pauley sentenced Michael Cohen to three years in prison on Wednesday, marking the end of a stunning rise and fall for President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney. Cohen went from knockaround New York City lawyer to hardball enforcer for an avaricious real estate mogul. He then ascended to consigliere for a presidential campaign that pulled off one of the most unlikely political upsets in history, before becoming an influential presence in the inner sanctum of the White House. And then he came crashing down.

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President Trump's public silence belied his rising fury over longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, who the President still insists is not telling the truth, after he turned against him and was sentenced to three years in prison. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

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Rep.-elect Mark Green, who is also a doctor, falsely claimed at a town hall Tuesday that a rise in autism cases could be linked to preservatives in vaccines, according to a video posted by The Tennessean on Wednesday.

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Former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen spoke in court Wednesday before being sentenced to three years in prison.

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Last week, a jury in Charlottesville, Virginia, found James Fields guilty of murdering Heather Heyer, in addition to nine other charges. It unanimously agreed that Heyer's death was the direct result of Fields' decision to drive his car into a large group of pedestrians who were opposing the "Unite the Right" rally in August 2017. Fields could now spend the rest of his life in prison.

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If you missed the explosive, on-camera exchange between President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Democratic congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office on Tuesday, all you needed to glean the gist was to skim the memes and Twitter parody accounts that set social media on fire.

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