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Trump cancels US delegation trip to Davos economic conference over government shutdown Trump cancels US delegation trip to Davos economic conference over government shutdown
WASHINGTON – The White House on Thursday announced that its U.S. delegation would not attend a high-profile economic conference in Davos, Switzerland due to the partial government shutdown, which in its 26th day shows no signs of ending. "Out of consideration for the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay and to ensure his team can assist as needed, President Trump has canceled his D...
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Government shutdown: Coast Guard family starts GoFundMe to pay members Government shutdown: Coast Guard family starts GoFundMe to pay members
WASHINGTON – The family of a U.S. Coast Guard member has started a GoFundMe to raise money for the thousands of members who are working without pay due to the record-long government shutdown, which in its 26th day shows no signs of ending. The campaign, which was started by former Coast Guard member Amanda Fortier Morales, 30, is giving all donated funds to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a...
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Pentagon to send more active-duty troops to southwest border Pentagon to send more active-duty troops to southwest border
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon will send a fresh deployment of active-duty troops to the southern border at the request of officials from the Department of Homeland Security. Late Monday, the Pentagon also announced that deployments of active-duty troops would extend through September. The new contingent of troops will include combat engineers to fortify border crossings and aviation units to he...
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Government shutdown sets record as longest in U.S. history. When will it finally end? Government shutdown sets record as longest in U.S. history. When will it finally end?
WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown is now the longest in American history. The shutdown entered its 22nd day on Saturday, surpassing the previous 21-day record set in late 1995 and early 1996 during the Clinton administration. Nine federal departments and several smaller agencies – one-fourth of the federal government – remain closed as the standoff barrels into its fourth week wit...
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Donald Trump makes several misstatements during tour of U.S.-Mexico border in Texas Donald Trump makes several misstatements during tour of U.S.-Mexico border in Texas
During a trip to the U.S-Mexico border on Thursday, President Donald Trump twice claimed that more people are being caught illegally crossing the southern border than ever before. "We're apprehending more people than ever apprehended before," Trump told a group of law enforcement officials and local leaders during a round-table discussion in McAllen, Texas. "Never so many apprehensions ever ...
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Trump walks out of meeting with congressional leaders, considers declaring emergency at border Trump walks out of meeting with congressional leaders, considers declaring emergency at border
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump walked out of a negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday and said he might declare a national emergency at the border after Democrats refused to yield to his demands for money for a border wall. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Trump abruptly ended the White House session after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she...
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Crash safety to craft beer: Shutdown impacts US in surprising ways Crash safety to craft beer: Shutdown impacts US in surprising ways
Mike Yohannes has run a food stand in downtown Washington, D.C., for the past 20 years, surviving economic downturns while selling hot dogs, candy bars and an assortment of other edible items. But the latest government shutdown could be the death knell for his business. With foot traffic markedly down at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and 11th Street where he operates, Yohannes said sales...
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The government shutdown is tied for third longest on record – with no end in sight The government shutdown is tied for third longest on record – with no end in sight
WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown over funding for a border wall reached a milestone Sunday, now tying for the third longest on record without any end in sight because of bitter negotiations. As President Donald Trump insisted that the border wall dispute was a "very important battle," his aides indicated that he wouldn't cave on his demands. White House press secretary Sarah San...
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National Park site located in Trump hotel stays open despite government shutdown National Park site located in Trump hotel stays open despite government shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) – Smithsonian museums are closed. There are no federal staffers to answer tourists’ questions at the Lincoln Memorial. And across the United States, national parks are cluttered with trash. Yet despite the federal government shutdown, a historic clock tower at the Trump International Hotel remained open Friday for its handful of visitors, staffed by green-clad National Park Service...
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Government shutdown enters third week and is poised become second-longest on record Government shutdown enters third week and is poised become second-longest on record
WASHINGTON – The partial federal government shutdown stretched into its third week on Saturday as President Donald Trump warned again that the standoff could last for a long time. Trump told Democrats during a contentious budget meeting on Friday that he is prepared to allow parts of the government to remain shuttered for months or even years if that’s what it takes to get the funding he wants ...
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