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US govt shutdown begins as no deal between lawmakers and Trump

WASHINGTON: The US government began a partial shutdown at midnight on Friday after Republican senators failed to muster the votes needed to approve $5 billion that President Donald Trump wants for a border wall fiercely opposed by Democrats. Trump said the impending shutdown of some key parts of the federal government could last “a very long time,” and he sought to blame Democrats. They, in turn, put the blame squarely on Trump, reminding him that last week he said he would be “proud” to shut the government down in order…