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Senate OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

President Donald Trump will sign Congress' border security compromise, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
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Unhappy with deal, Trump still doesn’t expect a new shutdown

President Donald Trump appears to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican border wall.

National parks rush to repair damage after shutdown

National parks across the United States are scrambling to clean up and repair damage that visitors and storms caused during the recent government shutdown while bracing for the possibility of another closure ahead of the busy Presidents Day weekend later this month.
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US employers add robust 304K jobs; joblessness up to 4 pct.

U.S. employers shrugged off last month's partial government shutdown and engaged in a burst of hiring in January, adding 304,000 jobs, the most in nearly a year.
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Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard helps federal workers and their families

Even though the government shutdown is over, some federal workers are still waiting for their pay checks. One local organization is giving them a helping hand.
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Pelosi and Trump harden positions on border wall

President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday hardened their positions about a border wall, casting doubt on the prospects of Capitol Hill negotiations intended to reach a compromise and avoid a second government shutdown.
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Families still feeling effects of government shutdown

When President Trump announced an end to the longest government shutdown in US history Friday, many federal workers and their families breathed a sigh of relief. But many still have yet to be paid.
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Trump says ‘wall’ must be part of lawmakers’ border deal

Capitol Hill negotiators are hopeful of an agreement as they officially kick off talks on a homeland security spending bill stalled over funding for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

Government shutdown creates seashell windfall on coast

The just-ended government shutdown created a windfall for seashell lovers on the North Carolina coast.

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