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Trump warns of government shutdown next month over border security

If the two parties cannot reach a funding deal, there would be a partial government shutdown, with so-called 'essential services'


US President Donald Trump warned on Thursday there could be a government shutdown next month over security on the border with Mexico, suggesting he could hold up a funding deal if no more money is provided for a wall between the two countries. "Could there be a shutdown? There certainly could and it will be about border security, of which the wall is a part," Trump told reporters in Palm Beach, Florida. The US Congress faces a deadline next month to fund parts of the federal government and a possible showdown over money for Trump's proposed border ...

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First Published: Fri, November 23 2018. 07:33 IST