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Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

Trump urges change to Senate rule as shutdown enters second day

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday if the government shutdown stalemate continued, Republicans should fund the government by changing Senate rules, which currently require a super-majority…

Pence tells U.S. troops: no immigration talks until government reopens

(Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Sunday that the Trump administration would not reopen talks with Democratic lawmakers on “illegal immigration” until the U.S. government shutdown had…

US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse

Media captionMajority Republican Leader Senator Mitch McConnell accuses the Democrats of “irresponsible political games” The US Senate is due back in session to try to end a budget impasse before…

Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed

Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A joint police and military operation found the captives Two American and two Canadian citizens kidnapped in Nigeria on Wednesday have been freed, police say.…

US musician Tom Petty died of ‘accidental drug overdose’

US musician Tom Petty died of ‘accidental drug overdose’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tom Petty died in October aged 66 US musician Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose after taking various painkillers, according to a statement…

First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate…

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on…

Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats “complicit” in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly…

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened

Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until government reopened

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, saying they would not negotiate on…

In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant…

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