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The Latest: Congress set to act quickly to reopen government

Congress is expected to quickly pass legislation that would temporarily reopen the government after President Donald Trump announced a deal to end the record 35-day partial federal shutdown. Here’s a look at the impact the shutdown is making across the country.

Trump’s retreat: Shutdown ends without wall money, for now

Submitting to mounting pressure amid growing disruption, President Donald Trump agreed to a deal Friday to reopen the government for three weeks, backing down from his demand that Congress give him money for his border wall before federal agencies get back to work.

Trump confidant Stone charged with lying about hacked emails

President Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone was charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election bid, with prosecutors alleging that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the publication of the stolen material into a White House victory.

North Korea’s leader orders preparations for 2nd Trump meet

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he’ll “wait with patience and in good faith” to work toward a common goal, the North’s state media reported Thursday.

CNN’s Jim Acosta writing book on Trump White House

Jim Acosta has some follow-up comments on the Trump administration. The CNN Chief White House Correspondent, who has frequently clashed with President Donald Trump and members of his administration, has a book coming out June 11. He’s calling it “The Enemy of the People,” Trump’s inflammatory insult for the cable network and others whose reporting displeases him.

State of the State of the Union: Experts see erosion of decorum in Trump-Pelosi feud

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he would postpone his State of the Union address until the end of the partial government shutdown, yielding to a request by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi had denied Trump access to the House chamber to deliver the address to a joint session of Congress, expressing it as a security concern, a claim U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, found dubious.

Amid wall debate, pope says fear of migration makes us crazy

Pope Francis said Wednesday that fear of migration is “making us crazy” as he began a trip to Central America amid a standoff over President Donald Trump’s promised wall at the U.S.-Mexico border and a new caravan of migrants heading north.

Washington state electors challenge fine for anti-Trump bid

Three Democratic electors from Washington state who joined a longshot effort to deny Donald Trump the presidency in 2016 are challenging the $1,000 fines they received for breaking their pledge to support their party’s nominee.

Despite Pelosi request to delay, Trump moves ahead with SOTU

The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress – despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it.