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The federal government could be lurching towards a partial shutdown this weekend if lawmakers can’t reach a deal on so-called Dreamers and defense spending.

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President Donald Trump recently declared the nation’s opioid crisis as a national health emergency. While Republicans are hailing the move, Democrats say it still falls short.

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Virginia Republican Dave Brat is pushing to open up Virginia’s coast to offshore oil and gas drilling.  Democrats, though, say that would be terrible for the commonwealth’s economy and they're trying to combat the effort. 

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