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Trump, Democrats dig in as government heads for shutdown


December 21, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing toward a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump's top envoys were dispatched to Capitol Hill as he dug in Friday in a standoff over his demand for billions of dollars in U.S.-Mexico border wall money.

Vice President Mike Pence, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and senior adviser Jared Kushner arrived in late afternoon for a round of office calls, but there was no clear movement toward a deal with Democrats or Republicans to end the crisis.

The shutdown, scheduled for midnight, would disrupt government operations and leave hundreds of th...

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