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The longest partial "government shutdown" in U.S. history ended on Jan. 25. To get Leviathan's gears turning at full speed again, President Donald Trump said uncle on funding for his pet border wall project in return for a three-week "return to normalcy."

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (Tuesday) announced that all Farm Service Agency offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding.

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ROCKINGHAM — Progress on Richmond Community College’s downtown campus will continue — for now — during the federal government shutdown.

However, that all depends on the willingness of the contractor.

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Tuesday, 08 January 2019 15:17

COLUMN: Trump is winning shutdown theater

As I write this, the US government is in its 18th day of a putative "shutdown." Some federal employees have been furloughed — sent home — while others are expected to show up each day but also warned to expect an empty pay envelope come Friday. As of tomorrow, the shutdown will become the second longest in history, surpassed only by a 32-day funding fight in December of 1995 and January of 1996.

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U.S. President Donald Trump says he'd be "proud" to take the blame or credit for a fake government shutdown. At issue: Whether or not a stopgap federal spending deal forces American taxpayers to fund his border wall fetish (he previously promised us Mexico would pick up the check).

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