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Trump Says He May Act on His Own Friday Amid Aid-Talks Stalemate

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President Donald Trump said he expects to sign orders on Friday or Saturday extending enhanced unemployment benefits and imposing a payroll-tax holiday as lawmakers have been unable to reach agreement on stimulus legislation that includes those measures.

Trump, speaking to reporters Thursday before leaving on a trip to Ohio, said he also expects to sign orders on eviction protection and on student loan repayment. Unilateral action by Trump likely would set up a legal fight over presidential authority.