Government shutdown: While you were sleeping, a timeline of what the heck happened in Washington

CLOSE The House has narrowly passed a sweeping bipartisan budget accord, ending an hours-long government shutdown and clearing a path for huge spending increases for both the Pentagon and domestic programs. The Senate passed the measure earlier Friday. (Feb. 9) AP

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Cleveland Cavaliers sending Isaiah Thomas to Los Angeles Lakers for Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance

Adrian Wojnarowski breaks down the blockbuster trade that sends Isaiah Thomas to the Lakers in exchange for Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. (1:57)

The Isaiah Thomas experiment is over in Cleveland, and the Los Angeles Lakers have freed up cap space to go after LeBron James and Paul George.

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After temporary shutdown, Congress passes two-year spending deal

WASHINGTON — After a temporary lapse in government funding that lasted through the night, the House passed a pricey two-year spending deal early Friday that will also fund the government for an additional six weeks.

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House approves bipartisan budget deal, ending brief government shutdown

Ryan had insisted that immigration legislation would be the “next big priority,” but the speaker has also said he is waiting for Trump’s sign-off on any bill, leaving Democrats doubtful he would consider a bipartisan effort. They want him to commit, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did, to …
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Critics slam ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ as ‘flaccid finale’ and ‘sheer torture’

CLOSE Christian and Anastasia may be the Greys, but their happy ending isn’t here just yet. Universal Pictures

Fifty Shades Freed hits theaters Friday — and for these critics, the third and final installment of the Fifty Shades series couldn’t come (and be over with) soon enough.

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Cavaliers trade for Utah’s Rodney Hood, Sacramento’s George Hill in three-team deal

CLOSE SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports’ Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt break down the trade that sent Isaiah Thomas from the Cavaliers to the Lakers and what it means for both teams and LeBron James’ future. USA TODAY Sports

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Government shuts down for second time in three weeks as spending plan stalls in Senate

CLOSE House Speaker Paul Ryan vows that once Congress reaches a budget deal, lawmakers will take up the plight of immigrant “Dreamers” who face deportation after being brought to the U.S. illegally as children. (Feb. 8) AP

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