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Government shutdown news: Congress, Trump talk after funding lapses

Talks continue on Capitol Hill on a way to end a government shutdown after funding lapsed at the end of Friday. Bipartisan lawmakers seek a solution on government spending, immigration and health care after a temporary spending bill failed in the Senate late Friday night. Among Republicans, momentum gathered for an amended stopgap spending plan. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE

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Chinese state media: US government shutdown exposes ‘chronic flaws’

“If there was any legacy that has survived the transfer of power, it was the spirit of non-cooperation across party lines,” the Xinhua commentary said. While Xinhua commentaries are not official statements, they offer a reflection of Beijing’s thinking. “The Western democratic system is hailed by the developed world as near perfect and the most superior political system to run

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Russian spy ship spotted off US coast a year ago returns to region

The Russian spy ship first spotted near American waters last year is making its way back in the direction of the U.S., Fox News confirmed on Thursday. The Victor Leonov is still in the Caribbean, according to officials, but heading north off the coast of Florida, home to a U.S. Navy base located in North Florida, east of Jacksonville. The

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China Reports Biggest-Ever Annual Trade Surplus With U.S. – WSJ

BEIJING—China reported its largest-ever annual trade surplus with the U.S. last year while its overall imbalance with the world shrank, potentially strengthening the Trump administration’s case for tougher penalties and other trade actions against Beijing. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR https://www.wsj.com/articles/china-reports-biggest-ever-annual-trade-surplus-with-u-s-1515730973

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China Weighs Slowing or Halting Purchases of U.S. Treasuries – Bloomberg

China added to bond investors’ jitters on Wednesday as traders braced for what they feared could be the end of a three-decade bull market. Officials in Beijing reviewing the nation’s foreign-exchange holdings have recommended slowing or halting purchases of U.S. Treasuries, according to people familiar with the matter. Benchmark bonds reversed earlier gains on the news, with the yield on

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Border Patrol losing agents faster than it can hire them 

–The U.S. Border Patrol is losing agents faster than it can hire them, according to a new audit released Wednesday that said competition with other federal law enforcement and the difficulty of passing a polygraph test have sapped the agency of nearly 2,000 agents it’s supposed to have FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/nov/8/border-patrol-lose-agents-faster-it-can-hire-them/

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