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Shutdown deal: Dems face angry base, GOP has hard choices
NEW YORK (AP) -- The first government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency spanned 69 hours....

Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are expected to return to work now that Congress has agreed on temporary funding for the government and President Donald Trump has signed the bill into law....

What's in, and not in, deal ending the government shutdown
The deal to break through the Senate stalemate over immigration and border security that shut down the government is a bare-bones accord. It provides temporary funding to keep the government operating for just under three weeks....

As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of another
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks....

Out of character, Trump keeps his distance as shutdown ends
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to become part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight....

Instead of digging in, Democrats quickly sought an agreement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the Senate called it quits late Sunday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared there still was no deal to end the federal government shutdown and address a standoff over immigration....

VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants
JERUSALEM (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or creed."...

US says it wants to help Indonesia provide maritime security
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration wants to help Indonesia play a central role in maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region....

Democrats' Schumer draws criticism with deal to end shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he's becoming the face of the Democratic retreat....

Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting
NEW YORK (AP) -- Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn't profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury....