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Boeing 737: Trump's government shutdown delayed fixes to airplane involved in multiple deadly crashes

Boeing 737: Trump's government shutdown delayed fixes to airplane involved in multiple deadly crashesBoeing has announced plans to release a software update for its MAX fleets that may fix reported flaws in the new planes’ automated safety features following a second deadly crash in just five months. The two pilots on that Lion Air flight struggled to correct the issue as the plane plunged into the sea, according to investigators. The fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash, which also killed all 157 passengers on the flight, followed the US government shutdown — the longest of its kind in American history — in which pilots warned Donald Trump and Congressional leadership that “certification and work on safety-related airworthiness directives” had been stalled by the federal closure.



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US government shutdown: Trump expected to sign border wall deal to avoid closure

US government shutdown: Trump expected to sign border wall deal to avoid closureAddressing the deal on Wednesday, Mr Trump said he would be taking “a very serious look” at the text when the White House receives it from Congress. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill were still haggling over final details, but they appeared on track to finish soon. White House officials cautioned on Wednesday that they have yet to receive full legislative language.



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Trump set for compromise with Congress over Mexico border wall to avoid government shutdown

Trump set for compromise with Congress over Mexico border wall to avoid government shutdownCongress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise providing a mere sliver of the billions he’s demanded for a wall with Mexico and averting a rekindled government shutdown this weekend. With Mr Trump’s half-hearted signature widely expected but hardly guaranteed, congressional leaders planned votes Thursday on the sweeping package. Mr Trump’s assent would end a raucous legislative saga that commenced before Christmas and was ending, almost fittingly, on Valentine’s Day.



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Wary of shutdown, Trump inches toward support for funding deal

Wary of shutdown, Trump inches toward support for funding dealU.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday edged toward backing a deal in Congress on government funding that would not meet his demand for $ 5.7 billion for a wall on the Mexican border but would avert a partial government shutdown. Trump, widely blamed for a five-week shutdown that ended in January, said he did not want to see federal agencies close again because of fighting over funds for the wall, one of his signature campaign promises in the 2016 election. Trump said he would hold off on a decision until he sees actual legislation about the issue.



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Trump ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown: reports

Trump ready to sign border deal, averting shutdown: reportsPresident Donald Trump is ready to sign a border security funding deal, despite failing to get anywhere close to the money he sought for a US-Mexico border wall, US media reported Wednesday. CNN and NBC television quoted sources close to the president saying that Trump has resigned himself to the deal crafted by his Republican Party and the Democrats in Congress. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders would not confirm or deny the reports, but said Wednesday that “there are positive pieces” in the deal.



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Five takeaways from Trump's El Paso rally on border wall, shutdown talks

Five takeaways from Trump's El Paso rally on border wall, shutdown talksPresident Trump held his first rally of the year Monday, using the backdrop of El Paso, Texas, to make a case for his controversial border wall.



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US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdown

US lawmakers announce tentative deal on wall, shutdownUS lawmakers announced late Monday an agreement in principle to avoid another government shutdown, with nearly $ 1.4 billion in money for construction of a wall on the border with Mexico, as President Donald Trump pushed his politically explosive crusade at a rally in the frontier city of El Paso. Senator Richard Shelby, a key Republican negotiator, told reporters an agreement in principle had been reached between Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Senior congressional aides told AFP the agreement included $ 1.375 billion in funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border — a key campaign promise of Trump, who had demanded $ 5.7 billion for his pet project.



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Trump vows to build Mexico border wall as deal reached to avoid US government shutdown

Trump vows to build Mexico border wall as deal reached to avoid US government shutdownRepublican and Democrat negotiators reached a finance deal late on Monday to prevent another shutdown of the US government – even as Donald Trump threatened their progress by insisting he would “build the wall anyway”. The construction will follow existing designs, likely with metal slats, and would be considerably less of an undertaking than the 215 miles of concrete wall for which the White House demanded $ 5.7bn (£4bn) in December. More than 800,000 federal employees went unpaid over a period of 35 days, postponing the State of the Union address and hurting Mr Trump’s poll numbers.



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'Preliminary agreement' reached to avert shutdown

'Preliminary agreement' reached to avert shutdown“We’ve reopened negotiations so we’re not stalled. Yesterday we were stalled,” Sen. Richard Shelby told reporters. “We’ve reopened serious negotiations.”



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In new government shutdown, flight attendants won't let passengers' lives be put at risk

In new government shutdown, flight attendants won't let passengers' lives be put at riskThe shutdown put our lives and livelihoods in danger, risked the safety of everyone who flies, and threatened our entire economy.



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