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Trump’s Senate Republican Allies Give OK to $5B Wall Request

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. The wall money is contained in a $71 billion draft funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that cleared its...

Budget Deal Allows Far Less Money Than Trump Wanted for Wall

WASHINGTON — Congressional negotiators reached agreement to prevent a government shutdown and finance construction of new barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border, overcoming a late-stage hang-up over immigration enforcement issues that had threatened to scuttle the talks. Republicans were desperate to avoid another bruising shutdown. They tentatively agreed Monday night to...

White House Pulls Back From Shutdown Threat Over Wall Funds

WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday appeared to inch away from forcing a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying there are "other ways" to secure the $5 billion in funding that President Donald Trump wants. It was the...