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The partial government shutdown is now in its fifth week. And if nothing changes come Friday, hundreds of thousands of federal workers will miss another paycheck.

For three days last week, thousands of Guatemalans blocked roads and major highways to protest the Central American country's slide toward a constitutional crisis. The protest organizers included groups that have long demanded justice: indigenous communities and campesinos, as rural and farm workers are called.

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Iranians are keeping an eye on the #MeToo movement. Activists fighting sexual harassment say a Farsi version of the hashtag #MeToo can be found on social media, but because of government censorship, it is far from widespread.

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There was some surprises in this year's 2019 Oscar nominations, but for people paying attention to the best original song category, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" from A Star Is Born was absolutely sure to make the cut.

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And leading the pack with today's Oscar nominations - "Roma" and "The Favourite." And here's a quick sampling of the eight contenders for best picture.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "THE FAVOURITE")

The Dairy State may become known as the Solar State too: While solar is a boost for some struggling dairy farmers, others fear the fallout of their communities becoming solar production sites.

This story was produced in partnership with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.

Ben Philippe's new novel The Field Guide to the North American Teenager takes readers right to the eye of the storm.

"When you're a teenager, that's the age where you feel everything to the absolute highest, right?" Philippe says. "So you're not just like, 'oh yeah, my relationship is hitting kind of a weird spot.'" It's like, "'The world is crumbling and screw your casserole mom and nothing makes sense and I'm just going to sob in a stairwell!'"

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