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Trump backs off border wall fight for now, easing government shutdown threat

Trump backs off border wall fight for now, easing government shutdown threat

About that border wall with Mexico.

President Trump backed off demands that Congress fund his promised border wall with Mexico after political opposition threatened a government shutdown, averting what could have been an embarrassing moment Friday on the eve of marking his first 100 days in the White House.

Trump's reversal was welcomed on Capitol Hill as tensions eased and negotiators continued talks Tuesday to reach an agreement. But it does not completely eliminate the drama surrounding the shutdown threat.

Congress will likely be forced to approve a stopgap measure...

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