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‘Progress’ but no deal yet to avoid US govt shutdown

‘Progress’ but no deal yet to avoid US govt shutdown

January 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 — President Donald Trump and the Senate’s top Democrat on Friday both touted “progress” in 11th hour talks on breaking an impasse over spending, raising hopes that a US government shutdown could be averted. With a midnight deadline looming to reach a short-term deal to keep the federal government running at full capacity, both Trump and Senator Chuck Schumer struck an optimistic tone. “Excellent preliminary meeting in Oval,” Trump tweeted, saying they... Read more

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Demonstrators protesting against US President Donald Trump’s recent statements about immigration and Haiti chant in front of a Trump building in New York January 20, 2018. — Reuters pic

Demonstrators protesting against US President Donald Trump’s recent statements about immigration and Haiti chant in front of a Trump building in New York January 20, 2018. — Reuters pic