US Govt Shutdown Begins As Lawmakers, Trump Fail To Reach Agreement

    File Photo: US President Donald Trump.
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    The US government began a Christmastime shutdown early Saturday after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall.

    Operations for several key agencies ceased at 12:01 am Saturday (5:01 GMT), despite last-ditch talks that continued on Capitol Hill between White House officials and congressional leaders in both parties.


    (Channels Television)