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MERRY CHRISTMAS!: A government shutdown is all but certain after Trump's border-wall demands leave Congress in gridlock

MERRY CHRISTMAS!: A government shutdown is all but certain after Trump's border-wall demands leave Congress in gridlock
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The federal government is on course for a partial shutdown at midnight EST after the House adjourned without a spending deal on Friday night.




The pending shutdown is the result of a last-minute flip-flop by President Donald Trump on his demands for money for a US-Mexico border wall.




Trump's demands led to gridlock in Congress on a broader funding bill.




The shutdown will result in 800,000 federal workers going without pay for as long as the government remains closed.



The federal government moved closer to a partial shutdown as the House adjourned without a federal spending deal on Friday, hours before a midnight EST deadline.
President Donald Trump's demands for a wall along the US-Mexico border led to a standoff in the Senate.
Trump's sudden turnaround after supporting a short-term funding extension left Congress with little time to find a compromise that would prevent a shutdown.
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