WASHINGTON | In a Trump retreat, shutdown ends without wall money for now

WASHINGTON | In a Trump retreat, shutdown ends without wall money for now

WASHINGTON —Jan 26, 2019—The record 35-day federal shutdown has ended with President Donald Trump giving in to mounting pressure and signing legislation to reopen the government for three weeks, a retreat from his demand that Congress commit billions to a U.S.-Mexico border wall before federal agencies could resume work.

Trump, in a weakened negotiating position, will try again to persuade lawmakers to finance the wall, with a Feb. 15 deadline looming as he holds out the potential of another shutdown.

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