The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.
The grants are part of the USDA's Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program. The grants will expand access to job training, educational and health care opportunities for rural communities.
Republicans and Democrats appear to be no closer to ending a government shutdown
Florida hasn't been taken off the table yet for an expansion of offshore oil drilling, according to testimony Friday by a Trump administration official.
"I'm tired of my daughter's health being used as a political weapon," said Lisa Nunez, whose 11-year-old daughter is a CHIP recipient.
A group of three or four gunmen attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and took hostages and exchanged gunfire with security forces, officials said.
Thousands gathered in cities across the United States wielding signs and sporting pink hats in the second such march since Trump took office.
Los Angeles lagged behind other California cities in launching legal marijuana sales for anyone over 21 years old. The sales began at a few stores on Friday.
Marilyn Hartman slipped past security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and was later arrested after a flight to London.