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Trump to make announcement Saturday on shutdown

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he “will be making a major announcement concerning the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, and the shutdown.”

Trump says the announcement will take place Saturday at 3 p.m.

Trump and Democrats in Congress remain far apart over Trump’s insistence on funding for a wall along the Mexican border as the price of reopening the government.

The political stakes are high as the shutdown moves into a fifth week, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay and no outward signs of resolution.

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