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Shutdown Enters Second Week as Furloughs, Closings to Expand

Trump Renews Border-Closing Threat As Shutdown Standoff Hardens
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The partial U.S. government shutdown enters its second week on Saturday, with nearly 14,000 workers at the Environmental Protection Agency going on furlough and the Smithsonian announcing its museums will close Jan. 2 unless the shutdown ends.

There’s been no sign of progress toward ending President Donald Trump’s standoff with Democrats over funding for a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.