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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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In this Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House on Sunday, Dec. 16, pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it. Democratic congressional leaders, Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, have proposed no more than $1.6 billion, as outlined in a bipartisan Senate bill. The money would not go for the wall but for fencing upgrades and other border security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

White House presents border wall counter-offer to Schumer

The Trump administration has proposed a counter-offer between $5 billion and $1.3 billion to fund a border wall, also known as a "steel-slatted fence," but that may not be enough to stop the shutdown from spilling into the next Congress. Published December 23, 2018

Carmen Perez, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, talks during an interview, Jan. 9, 2017 in New York. The march will be held Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Women's March leaders blame bigotry for group's issues

Facing mounting criticism amid another anti-Semitism flap, leaders of the Women's March fired back Wednesday by placing the blame in part on racism and sexism, arguing that they have been held to a higher standard than white women and men. Published December 12, 2018

Pope Francis looks at the statue of the Virgin Mary, near Rome's Spanish Steps, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, an annual tradition marking the start of the city's holiday season. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Pope Francis poised to redo translation of Lord's Prayer

Pope Francis, showing once again his willingness to rock sacred cows, is expected to approve a change in the translation of the Lord's Prayer, the famous biblical petition recited daily by billions of worshipers. Published December 11, 2018