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Trump, Congress careen toward partial government shutdown

December 21, 2018 11:05 AM
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government was headed to a partial shutdown unless President Donald Trump and Congress can cut a deal on Friday on their long-running battle over Trump’s demand for a wall on the border with Mexico.

Funding for a range of federal agencies is set to expire at midnight on Friday. Trump pushed Republican allies in the House of Representatives on Thursday to use the short-term funding bill as leverage to force through $5 billion for the border wall despite Democratic objections.

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