Congress Reaches Tentative Funding Deal to Prevent Shutdown

Faced with the looming threat of another government shutdown, congressional negotiators said Monday night they had reached an “agreement in principal” to finance construction of new fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border for about $1.4 billion, far less than the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump wanted.

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Trump Says Shutdown Could Go on ‘Months or Even Years’

A Friday meeting between congressional leaders and President Donald Trump produced no resolution to the ongoing partial government shutdown, as Trump said he would be willing to keep the government closed for “months or even years” until he gets the funding he has demanded for a border wall.

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Chicago Schools Sue Feds for Pulling $4M Grant

Chicago’s school board claims in court that the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos revoked $4 million in grant money based on incomplete investigations into the school district’s handling of sexual harassment and assault reports. 

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