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The Senate failed to pass a House bill to keep the government open late Friday night. Five Democrats broke ranks to join Republicans to pass the spending bill, but five Republicans voted no. Democrats want the spending bill to include provisions on immigrants brought illegally to the country as children. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement: “This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not legislators.”

The latest: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he will be proposing an amendment to fund the government through February 8, instead of February 16.

What happens next: The government shut down at midnight. Many thousands of federal employees will be furloughed and around 1.3 million military personnel will go without pay until it's over. President Trump cancelled a trip to Florida to stay in D.C.

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Biden administration unveils 3-pronged plan to combat domestic extremism

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White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced at a briefing on Friday that the Biden administration will roll out a three-pronged, interagency plan to assess and combat the threat posed by domestic violence extremism.

Why it matters: The federal government's approach to domestic extremism has come under scrutiny in the wake of the Jan. 6 attacks on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob. In his inaugural address, Biden repudiated political extremism, white supremacy and domestic terrorism, vowing to defeat them.

Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as defense secretary

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The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.

Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the Pentagon and President Biden's second Cabinet nominee to be confirmed.