Firefighters monitor a fire along the 101 freeway north of Ventura, California

Natural Disaster Preparations Halted Across US By Government Shutdown

During a government shutdown, agencies like NOAA and FEMA are limited in how much work they can do to prepare the US for natural disasters.


2:19Austin Police Chief Brian Manley speaks
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Austin PD Orders New Probe After Audit Finds Misclassified Rapes

0:54A furloughed FDA employee protests the partial government shutdown
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FDA To Furlough More Workers To Keep Drug Reviews Funded

6:11Alina Diaz
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Becoming An American: Alina Diaz

4:29Alena Sandimirova
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Becoming An American: Alena Sandimirova

4:43Lee Wang
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Becoming An American: Lee Wang

2:37John Sandweg
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Becoming An American: John Sandweg

5:06Teofilo Chavez
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Becoming An American: Teofilo Chavez

4:34Zaid Nagi
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Becoming An American: Zaid Nagi

2:47Paul Schmidt
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Becoming An American: Paul Schmidt

6:34Dani Villacis
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Becoming An American: The Vallacis-Guerrero Family

5:05Jose Molina
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Becoming An American: Jose Molina

1:04President Donald Trump walks with Kim Jong Un's envoy Kim Yong Chol and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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Top North Korean Envoy Arrives In Washington DC

0:41David Shulkin
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Inspector General Reports Ex-VA Secretary Violated More Ethics Rules

1:37A Chicago Police sign
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3 Chicago Cops Found Not Guilty Of Covering Up 2014 Teen Shooting

2:51Hello Kitty merchandise
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Human Beings Evolved To Love Cuteness: How 'Kawaii' Conquered The West

0:50Les Moonves
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Les Moonves Will Go To Arbitration With CBS Over Severance

0:50Medical marijuana
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Florida's New Gov. Wants To End A Ban On Smoking Medical Marijuana

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Women In Chicago Can March On, Thanks To This College Student

0:47A person uses a laptop
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More Than 770 Million Emails And Passwords Exposed In Data Breach

0:50A "For Sale" sign in front of a house
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Is Student Loan Debt Making It Harder For Young People To Buy Homes?

0:52U.S. border patrol agent and migrants.
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Govt. Report Says Thousands More Children Were Separated At Border

0:54Federal workers protesting partial government shutdown
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Bill Would Offer Financial Relief For Federal Workers During Shutdown

1:21A target missile was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii
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Trump Unveils Long-Awaited Missile Defense Review

0:58A U.S. Army soldier salutes during the national anthem.
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2 US Soldiers, 2 US Civilians Killed In Syria Explosion

3:00Still from "Roma"
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A Look At The Realities Of Domestic Work Behind Netflix's 'Roma'

1:12A man holds an American flag outside Trump International Hotel
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Watchdog: GSA 'Ignored' Constitution By Letting Trump Keep Hotel Lease

0:41President Trump
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Trump Signs Bill To Provide Back Pay For Federal Employees

0:45John Engler
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Michigan State University's Interim President Resigns

2:58Football players
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Are American Schools Focusing Too Much On Athletics?

0:46Puerto Rican Capitol Building
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Oversight Board Wants Court To Wipe Out $6B of Puerto Rico's Debt