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President Trump signals he may sign bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown

President Trump signals he may sign bipartisan border deal to avert another government shutdown

The threat of another government shutdown receded Tuesday as lawmakers lined up behind a fragile border security compromise and President Donald Trump predicted that federal agencies would stay open.

Trump did not publicly endorse the bipartisan agreement, which offers just a fraction of the money he's sought for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. But with a shutdown deadline looming Friday at midnight, the president suggested he might be able to accept the deal, saying he could take other steps to fund his wall.

"Am I happy at first glance? The answer is no, I'm not, I'm not happy," Trump told reporters around midday at the White House, as he met with Cabinet...

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