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theguardian - 4 days ago

America shuts down: how the federal government closure is impacting millions

An estimated 800,000 federal workers are missing paychecks, but the effects extend beyond those who work for the governmentOn Saturday, the partial federal government shutdown entered its 22nd day, making it the longest such shutdown in US history. Donald Trump has argued that the shutdown is necessary to win funding for a wall to address what he says is a crisis on the Mexico border. But 69% of Americans say a border wall should not be a priority and according to polling, the public is increasingly blaming Trump for the shutdown. Related: Trump backs away from declaring national emergency to fund border wall Continue reading...

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