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Donald Trump walks back 'national emergency' threat as US govt shutdown becomes longest ever in country's history
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Donald Trump walks back 'national emergency' threat as US govt shutdown becomes longest ever in country's history

US president Donald Trump has no escape route from America’s government shutdown of his own making than to declare a national emergency so he can funnel funds from his own government departments to build his promised border wall along the US Mexico border.

Donald Trump asks US law enforcement official how many Pakistanis are apprehended at southern border
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Donald Trump asks US law enforcement official how many Pakistanis are apprehended at southern border

Trump asked the question when a law enforcement official briefed him on the security situation on the border and listed out the name of the countries whose citizens were nabbed at the border a day earlier.

Donald Trump revives 'national emergency' threat over border wall funding while 800,000 Govt workers go unpaid in US shutdown
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Donald Trump revives 'national emergency' threat over border wall funding while 800,000 Govt workers go unpaid in US shutdown

US President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case after negotiations with lawmakers blew up. The partial government shutdown dragged into a 20th day with hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job or working without pay as the wall fight persisted.

Donald Trump reels off immigration scare stories in Oval Office address; Democrats swat him down in stinging rebuttal
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Donald Trump reels off immigration scare stories in Oval Office address; Democrats swat him down in stinging rebuttal

A Hail Mary presidential address from a bully pulpit on steroids. That’s what we got today on the Donald Trump parallel reality prime time show from the Oval Office as the US president exploited his powerful office to spread more lies about a non-existent “humanitarian crisis” and thousands of terrorists are streaming through the US border.

Donald Trump says instead of concrete wall along Mexico border, US planning a ‘less obtrusive’ steel barrier
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Donald Trump says instead of concrete wall along Mexico border, US planning a ‘less obtrusive’ steel barrier

The United States is now planning to install a steel barrier instead of a concrete wall along its border with Mexico, US president Donald Trump said on Sunday indicating his administration and the opposition Democratic party are closer to resolving their difference on the issue, which led to a partial government shutdown a fortnight ago.

As US shutdown reaches breaking point, Donald Trump Govt sued by America’s largest labour union over unpaid wages
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As US shutdown reaches breaking point, Donald Trump Govt sued by America’s largest labour union over unpaid wages

The Donald Trump government has been sued by America’s largest labour union representing about 400,000 federal employees seeking damages for being forced to work without pay during the partial government shutdown brought on by Donald Trump’s 11th hour tantrum over his $5 billion demand for a border wall, just days before the Christmas holidays in the US.

US Border Wall: Democrats offer Donald Trump grim preview of life under divided govt for next 2 years
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US Border Wall: Democrats offer Donald Trump grim preview of life under divided govt for next 2 years

In a wild Oval Office confrontation, President Donald Trump heatedly threatened to shut down the US government Tuesday as he and Democratic leaders bickered over funding for his promised border wall and offered a grim preview of life in Washington the next two years under divided government.

Donald Trump administration announces plan to weaken regulations on coal plants
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Donald Trump administration announces plan to weaken regulations on coal plants

The Environmental Protection Agency says the move is designed to replace Obama's 2015 Clean Power Plan,

Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit: White House struggles to contain political fallout after Helsinki meet
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Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit: White House struggles to contain political fallout after Helsinki meet

The White House struggled on Wednesday to contain the furore over President Donald Trump's heavily criticised summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump rattles NATO summit: US president attacks Germany over Russia ties, says Angela Merkel's govt 'totally controlled'
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Donald Trump rattles NATO summit: US president attacks Germany over Russia ties, says Angela Merkel's govt 'totally controlled'

Under fire for his warm embrace of Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit on Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany's ties to Russia.

Donald Trump's 'priorities out of whack': US Democrats slam US president for summit with Vladimir Putin, call it 'mockery of history'
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Donald Trump's 'priorities out of whack': US Democrats slam US president for summit with Vladimir Putin, call it 'mockery of history'

The opposition Democratic party on Thursday criticised US president Donald Trump for his planned summit meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next month.

Melania Trump undergoes successful procedure to treat benign kidney condition; First Lady to stay in hospital for a week
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Melania Trump undergoes successful procedure to treat benign kidney condition; First Lady to stay in hospital for a week

First Lady Melania Trump underwent a "successful" procedure on Monday to treat a benign kidney condition, and is expected to remain hospitalised for the rest of the week, her staff said

Donald Trump signs spending bill ending government shutdown, says it will make military 'stronger than ever'
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Donald Trump signs spending bill ending government shutdown, says it will make military 'stronger than ever'

US President Donald Trump signed a crucial spending bill, reopening the US government after a brief shutdown, the second in three weeks, and a night of high drama in Congress

US shutdown ends: In backing down to Republicans, weak Democrats show they don't deserve return to power
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US shutdown ends: In backing down to Republicans, weak Democrats show they don't deserve return to power

It was as predictable as it was sad. After 69 hours of defiance, the Democrats voted to reopen the US government late Monday. They blinked. They caved. They choked (insert appropriate sports-related metaphor here). And what did they receive in return? Republican "assurances" that the Senate would have a clean vote on "Dreamers", the roughly 700,000 young people were brought to the United States illegally as children, mainly from Mexico and Central America.

US shutdown drags on due to vote delay, govt workers stay home without pay
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US shutdown drags on due to vote delay, govt workers stay home without pay

Hundreds of thousands of US federal employees were forced to stay home without pay Monday after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on ending a government shutdown before the start of the work week

US passes Republican tax plan: A fact check on the various statements made by leaders on both sides
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US passes Republican tax plan: A fact check on the various statements made by leaders on both sides

A look at remarks made Wednesday and earlier about the tax plan Trump will shortly sign into law.

Donald Trump endorses Roy Moore; Alabama Senate nominee faces allegations of sexually assaulting teenagers
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Donald Trump endorses Roy Moore; Alabama Senate nominee faces allegations of sexually assaulting teenagers

Donald Trump endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the GOP candidate.

Donald Trump calls for immediate end to 'Diversity Visa' program that admitted Manhattan terror suspect
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Donald Trump calls for immediate end to 'Diversity Visa' program that admitted Manhattan terror suspect

A visa program aimed at diversifying the US immigrant population came under attack from President Donald Trump learnt that it was used to enter the country.

Donald Trump-backed tax overhaul unveiling pushed to Thursday as Republicans try to hammer out deal
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Donald Trump-backed tax overhaul unveiling pushed to Thursday as Republicans try to hammer out deal

US Republicans have delayed unveiling the Donald Trump-backed tax overhaul until Thursday, signalling potential trouble ahead.

US senators reach bipartisan deal to salvage Obamacare subsidies eliminated by Donald Trump last week
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US senators reach bipartisan deal to salvage Obamacare subsidies eliminated by Donald Trump last week

US senators have announced they had reached a bipartisan deal to continue a programme that helps low-income Americans purchase health insurance, days after Trump cut such subsidies