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Puerto Rico announces privatization of power utility

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Monday that the commonwealth will begin privatizing the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA. – RSS Channel – US

Congress solved the shutdown but deep spending and immigration disputes remain. What now?

Monday's breakthrough only guaranteed that there will be another funding cliff on Feb. 8 and that a fight over immigration will continue.           GANNETT Syndication Service

Pope Francis Compares Gossiping Nuns To Terrorists

Pope Francis compared gossiping nuns to terrorists during his latest South American tour stop in Lima on Sunday. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Government Shutdown, Amazon Go, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day. NYT > Home Page

US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Many federal services will not open on Monday as politicians struggle to agree on a new budget. BBC News – US & Canada

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2018: 6 moments you need to know about

Viewers got an 'Electric Company' reunion, a salute to 40-something actresses, and a bunch of white guys and Sterling K. Brown.           GANNETT Syndication Service

Government still shut down on Monday as Senate fails to clinch deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. government shutdown will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement late on Sunday to restore federal spending authority and

Pope Lauds Peru’s Young, but Stays Silent on Church Sex Abuse

Ending his weeklong visit to Latin America, Francis did not address an abuse scandal by a Roman Catholic group based in Peru. NYT > Americas

Government shutdown: 7 key players to watch in spending impasse

With another Senate vote scheduled at 1 a.m. on Monday, here are seven key players to watch.           GANNETT Syndication Service

US shutdown: White House voicemail changed to blame Democrats

Callers to the White House this weekend got an unusual message from Mr Trump’s staff. BBC News – US & Canada

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