Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 4:15 PM ET

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National Audio 4:15 PM ET

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NAT113 - (US-Budget-Battle) (NOT FOR ONLINE USE) WASHINGTON. x-13s. U-S President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown. Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the White House traded blame for the possible shutdown just hours before the midnight deadline. And Trump phoned the New York lawmaker to invite him to the White House to try to reach some sort of accord. Schumer says some progress has been made. ("..will continue.") (SOURCE:ABC)

TAG: Talks between the Republicans and the Democrats have been strained the past few weeks over a partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700-thousand younger immigrants from being deported. …

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