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Donald Trump says he’s a great negotiator. But on the shutdown, he’s struggling.

He could have had $25 billion for his wall on the U.S. southern border. Instead, he has a federal shutdown.

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Federal Shutdown’s Uneven Toll: Some Americans Are Devastated, Others Oblivious

As the shutdown approached record length, it was being felt by Americans in widely varying ways. For some, it is invisible; for others, it’s inescapable.

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A school system in Maryland announced the creation of a fund on Thursday that seeks to provide “a hot meal” for students in need during the ongoing partial government shutdown “and beyond.”

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The House approved a Senate plan to provide furloughed federal workers with their missed pay, but not until the partial shutdown ends; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports.

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Bill on federal workers’ back pay in shutdown heads to Trump

WASHINGTON >> President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as pressure mounts to end the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government and deprived hundreds of thousands of workers of their salaries.

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President Trump signals that he won't wait forever for congressional action to meet his demands for border security and end the partial government shutdown.

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The House of Representatives voted to approve a Senate-passed measure to ensure federal workers furloughed during the ongoing partial government shutdown are paid retroactively when the government reopens, sending the bill to President Trump’s desk.

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Some national park Joshua trees have been cut down during the government shutdown

National Park Service photos show several Joshua trees have been cut down by off-roaders since the partial government shutdown started.        

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Some national park Joshua trees have been cut down during the government shutdown

National Park Service photos show several Joshua trees have been cut down by off-roaders since the partial government shutdown started.         

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Who’s Going To Pay For The Wall? Mexico, Many Republicans Still Falsely Claim

The shutdown is over a dispute about how much money Congress ― taxpayers, not Mexico ― will dole out for new barrier.

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Workers rally in Boston to demand end to shutdown

Federal workers who aren't getting paychecks amid the lingering government shutdown rallied in Boston Friday to call on President Donald Trump to drop his demand for funding for a wall on the southern U.S. border. (Jan. 11)         

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The IRS was unable to process a key form that lenders need to verify the employment and incomes of home loan applicants — a roadblock that could have brought the mortgage industry to a halt.

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Secret Service Agents Guarding Trump Miss Paychecks In Border Wall Shutdown

The self-proclaimed billionaire president does not appear to be doing anything to help with their household finances.

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The latest threat from the government shutdown: More robo-calls

Robo-calls from telemarketers, scam artists and debt collectors already assault Americans' phones at all hours of the day -- and the government shutdown threatens to make the problem even worse.

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Routine food inspections halted by government shutdown

Routine food inspections aren’t getting done because of the partial government shutdown, but checks of the riskiest foods are expected to resume next week, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.

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Shutdown: Trump says he's not looking to declare emergency for border wall 'right now'

President Donald Trump Friday played down the prospects of an imminent emergency declaration to free up funding for his proposed border wall.         

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Shutdown: Trump says he's not looking to declare emergency for border wall 'right now'

President Donald Trump Friday played down the prospects of an imminent emergency declaration to free up funding for his proposed border wall.         

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WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump saluted a Blackhawk helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande on Thursday, seeking to highlight the need for $5.7 billion for his trademark border wall to stop what he calls an "invasion."

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President Trump's stalemate over border wall funding has now made it more dangerous to fly and weakened our food inspection infrastructure

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Lindsey Graham wants Trump to ‘Build a wall NOW’

A close ally of President Trump once again called on him to declare a state of emergency and redirect money from other federal programs to build the border wall with Mexico. Trump has publicly toyed with the idea as his impasse with Democrats and resulting government shutdown drags into its third...

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