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Economy Grew at Solid 3.1% Rate in Q1; Slowdown Expected

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.1% rate in the first three months of the year, but much of that gain was based on temporary factors that will likely fade, leaving growth much slower in the current quarter. The Commerce Department said Thursd...
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Trump Will Sign Bill, Then Declare Border Emergency

WASHINGTON — Congress steamed toward lopsided approval of a border security compromise Thursday night that would avert a second painful government shutdown but ignite a major new confrontation — this time over ...
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Though Unhappy With Deal, Trump Doesn’t Expect a New Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from his own party, 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 demand...
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Finally! Trump, Congress Reach Deal to End Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Yielding to mounting pressure and growing disruption, President Donald Trump and congressional leaders on Friday reached a short-term deal to reopen the government for three weeks while negotiation...
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Trump Aides Struggle to Show Shutdown Empathy

NEW YORK — One White House aide mused that the shutdown was like a paid vacation for some furloughed workers. President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law said employees' "little bit of pain" was worth it for the good of the country. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross...
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Pelosi Postpones Trump Address. Read His Letter.

UPDATE, 8:54 A.M., THURSDAY, JAN. 24: President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. ______________________ WASHIN...