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Immigrant children now housed in a tent encampment under the new "zero tolerance" policy by the Trump administration are shown walking in single file at the facility near the Mexican border.

Talks collapse on border deal as US government shutdown looms

11 February 2019, 6:05 AM

Talks on border security funding collapsed after Democratic and Republican lawmakers clashed over immigrant detention policy as they worked to avert another US government shutdown, a Republican senator said on Sunday.

U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington

Trump agrees to end shutdown without border wall money

26 January 2019, 8:07 AM

President Donald Trump agreed to end the shuttering of about a quarter of the federal government without securing wall money – an astonishing retreat – came three days after he had insisted, “We will not Cave!”

A person walks past a Google logo.

Google, Facebook spend big on US lobbying amid policy battles

23 January 2019, 11:26 AM

Alphabet Inc’s Google disclosed in a quarterly filing that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the US government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012.

President Donald Trump

US govt bound for shutdown as Congress, Trump fail to reach deal

22 December 2018, 8:08 AM

The US government will begin a Christmas time shutdown at midnight, as Congress adjourned Friday without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall.

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