Trump announces deal to lift shutdown

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President Donald Trump has yielded to political pressure to end the longest US government shutdown in history. After 35 days, he backed a deal to fund federal agencies for three weeks, but it includes none of the money he has demanded for a US-Mexico border wall. The Republican president previously vowed to reject any budget unless it included 5.7 billion US dollars to fund his signature campaign pledge. But Democrats, who control the House of Representatives, flatly refused.(BBC)

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