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Lawmakers search for way out of shutdown

After the Senate voted down two proposals to reopen the government on Thursday, lawmakers are searching for a way to end the partial shutdown, though it is still not clear whether Democrats and the White House will be able to find common ground as President Donald Trump continues to push for border wall funding, which Democrats have so far held firm in saying they will not provide.

Trump unwilling to compromise on deal for border security funding

In the midst of a government shutdown caused by a budget battle over border security funding, chances of a resolution remain slim as President Donald Trump is privately telling officials and lawmakers he won't sign a bill that comes to his desk with only $1.3 billion allotted for border security, according to sources involved in the negotiations.