This is AP News Minute.
The Senate is set to vote on Thursday on dueling proposals to end the government shutdown. The Republican and Democratic measures are both expected to fall short of the 60 votes they need.
Venezuela's opposition plans to fill the streets with nationwide protests on Wednesday. The opposition says President Nicolas Maduro must go for democracy to be restored.
Los Angeles teachers plan to be back in school on Wednesday. Union officials say a deal to end the six-day strike received overwhelming support.
A new round of winter weather is pounding areas of the Midwest. Snow and ice were blamed for dangerous driving in states including Kansas, Illinois and Wisconsin.