US border security deal reached, to avert new shutdown

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Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement ‘in principle’ over border security, to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. The agreement contains only a fraction of the money US President Donald Trump wants for his promised border wall.
The deal still needs to be approved by the Congress.
Lawmakers express optimism that a bill would be approved by Friday, when funding runs out for some federal agencies.
The previous shutdown – the longest in US history – lasted 35 days, and cost the country’s economy an estimated eleven billion dollars.

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