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17 days until the government runs out of funding...again.

The shutdown cost the economy $11 billion. The Congressional Budget Office says the economy will never recover about $3 billion of that loss. The CBO reported Monday that the shutdown would lead to slower economic growth - https://nyti.ms/2G88oKD

Senate Republicans may block Trump from another shutdown. The Senate GOP is not keen on another government shutdown next month, and they're already starting to look for alternatives if they can't pass a funding deal by Feb. 15 - https://politi.co/2GcMWE2

Mueller's investigation is close to being finished. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Monday he had been "fully briefed" on Mueller's probe into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia - https://wapo.st/2G9zrp0

State of the Union back on. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited Presiden Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union address next week on February 5 - https://wapo.st/2G8BB83

Polls! Polls! Polls!

Howard Schultz flirts with an independent White House bid. The billionaire former chief executive of Starbucks says he will cross the country over the next three months before deciding on whether to mount an independent campaign for president - https://nyti.ms/2G8E0jl

The U.S. will borrow $1 trillion next year. That eye-popping number is needed to finance the nearly $16 trillion national debt - https://bloom.bg/2G9AS6S

Trump administration ratchets up pressure on Venezuela. The administration announced economic sanctions against the country to force President Nicolas Maduro from power. National security adviser John Bolton has suggested the U.S. could send 5,000 troops to neighboring Colombia - https://wapo.st/2G7fbEj

Deep freeze hitting the midwest. A burst of warmer than usual air in the Arctic is sending the polar vortex across the middle of the country this week, which will bring the coldest temperatures in more than a generation - https://cnn.it/2G5RpbP

Measles is making a comeback. Because of a growing anti-vaccination movement, a measles outbreak is hitting the Pacific Northwest and New York. Washington State declared a state of emergency after 36 cases were reported Monday - http://bit.ly/2G6doiQ

Yikes! A bug in the iPhone's FaceTime software lets other people listen in on your call even if they don't pick up a call. Apple says they will release a software fix later this week - https://cnn.it/2G5RXhT