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US GOVT. SHUTDOWN ENDS, TRUMP SIGNS FUNDING BILL


The shutdown is over! President Trump signed a bill last night ending the deadlock that lasted three days. This bill keeps federal funds flowing until February 8. Senate Democrats as said to have ended the shutdown after assurances from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the GOP will pursue action on immigration, including possible work on a DACA fix. The Dems on the' liberal wing is furious as they claim that Senate Chuck Schumer, Senate Minority Leader gave up all the leverage they had to help the Dreamers by caving in to the deal. They also claim that there's no guarantee the Senate will come up with on immigration and will be taken up in the House, which is filled with hard-line GOP members opposed to any DACA deal. CNN's Stephen Collinson said that getting out of the shutdown so quickly is a win for President Trump, but it only delays what will be one of the biggest decisions of his presidency: whether to let 700,000 people brought to the US as children without proper documents stay.

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