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Trump holding off on declaring national emergency on the border, calls on Democrats to fund wall

President Trump on Friday said he was holding off on declaring a national emergency on the border for the time being, and renewed his calls for Democrats to break the stalemate over the funding.

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Federal 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.

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CPS to expand Eat What You Grow program to 130 schools thanks to $500,000 grant

The funding comes from Mars Food’s Seeds of Change Grant Program and will expand the district’s Eat What You Grow initiative to 130 CPS schools.

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Border wall: Trump eyes taking money from California flood projects to pay costs

The President has suggested he could divert funding by declaring an emergency, but critics in Congress promise a legal challenge to such a move.

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President Trump backs away from declaring national emergency as furloughed federal workers miss first paycheck; reaction and analysis from the 'Special Report' All-Stars.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $45 million in funding to upgrade and preserve 215 affordable homes within the Geneva Housing Authority.The financing agreement is part of the state’s efforts to revitalize federal public housing and protect long-term affordability through the U.S. Housing and...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced $45 million in funding to upgrade and preserve 215 affordable homes within the Geneva Housing Authority.The financing agreement is part of the state’s efforts to revitalize federal public housing and protect long-term affordability through the U.S. Housing and...

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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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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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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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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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Democrats are choosing the wrong shutdown victims and other commentary

Political scribe: Dems Are Losing Shutdown Showdown It started out as a battle over border-wall funding, but The Week’s Damon Linker says the government shutdown is now all about “which side will most benefit and which will be most harmed” politically. Indeed, every action by both sides “is...

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Analysis: Funding wall not at level of emergency

Experts say that President Donald Trumps' plan to declare a national emergency to pay for his border wall does not meet the level of crisis that the National Emergencies Act intended and is abuse of the law. (Jan. 11)         

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Shutdown fallout intensifies as federal workers miss first paychecks

The impact of the partial government shutdown intensified on Friday, as hundreds of thousands of federal workers missed their first paychecks since the funding lapse last month -- a situation putting rising pressure on Congress and the White House to reach an agreement to re-open shuttered...

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Sam Lipsyte traces the rise of a messiah in a satire that loses steam: EW review

How does a young, aimless man go from failed comic to corporate-wellness hack to revered lifestyle guru? Pretty easily, it turns out. Author Sam Lipsyte presents a hero for our times in Hark, a meditation on belief and optimism pushing up against political upheaval. The writer’s scope has widened...

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The continuing government shutdown, now tied for the longest in U.S. history, is starting to affect airport operations and has cut the flow of federal money to transit agencies, including the CTA. The shutdown affects 800,000 federal workers, including Transportation Security Administration...

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lifornia Democrat Rep. John Garamendi says that how to best to secure the border still needs to negotiated.

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