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    Trump Complicates Budget Talks With Border Wall Demands

    Mexico will “eventually” pay for it “in some form.” That was President Trump’s tweeted promise amid murmurs that a new budget wouldn’t include his flagship border wall project. His insistence is injecting extra volatility into an already tense week, with legislators just returning from recess facing delicate negotiations — and a government shutdown by Friday if there’s no deal. Congress may pass a one-week stopgap to gain extra negotiating time as they search for a compromise that pleases the White House and garners the necessary Democratic support.

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