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WASHINGTON _ Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties. Without a resolution, parts of the federal government will shut down at midnight Friday. Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, the No. 3 Republican in the Senate, said Republicans remain hopeful they can come up with a proposal that can be acceptable to Trump and pass both chambers. By Hope Yen. SENT: 670 words, national lines. AP Photos.
_ WYOMING-MISS AMERICA _ University of Wyoming student Addison Treesh will be representing the state when she competes next year for the title of Miss USA. Treesh, who grew up in Gillette, was crowned Miss Wyoming USA 2019 in September.
_ ANTLERS POACHED _ Two Wyoming men have lost their hunting privileges for two years after being convicted of illegally collecting elk antlers. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says Matthew Nelson of Cheyenne and Jason Reidel of Pinedale also were each fined $1,550.
LARAMIE _ Craig Bohl has raised the expectations. Five years into his tenure at Wyoming, Bohl has led the Cowboys to three straight non-losing seasons. He inherited a program that had two straight losing seasons heading into the 2014 season and had two more before Wyoming broke through under Bohl with a Mountain West Mountain Division title in 2016. By Davis Potter, Casper Star-Tribune. SENT: 1,200 words.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ For the third straight year, Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller won’t have a playoff canvas to show off his skills. With the Broncos eliminated from the playoffs, their goal now to to avoid back-to-back losing seasons for the first time in 46 years. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
DENVER _ The New York Islanders start a four-game trip Monday night against Mikko Rantanen and the Colorado Avalanche. Rantanen and Nathan MacKinnon are first and second in scoring this season. The third member of their line, captain Gabriel Landeskog, is also among the leaders. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time is 7 p.m.
DENVER _ The Denver Nuggets are missing three starters and still boast the top team in the Western Conference. They have swagger, confidence and a big man nicknamed the Joker who’s blossoming into one of the elite players in the league. Nikola Jokic and his teammates don’t really care if anyone takes them seriously. But they don’t plan on going anywhere. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.
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