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Chef Jose Andres' relief kitchen feeds 5,500 furloughed fed workers

The non-profit is on track to serve just as many, if not more, Friday -- day 28 of the shutdown -- and has plans to keep going until it’s over.

US: Most State Department employees will return to work next week despite shutdown

In a message posted online Thursday, the department’s deputy undersecretary for management, Bill Todd, cited the agency’s core national security mission as the reason many furloughed employees were being asked to return to work next week.


US government partial shutdown: What we know so far

The longest shutdown ever was 21 days that stretched from December 1995 into January 1996, when Bill Clinton was president.

GOP and Democrats trade blame for shutdown, no deal in sight

Trump worked to escalate the showdown Friday, reissuing threats to close the US-Mexico border to pressure Congress to fund the wall and to shut off aid to three Central American countries from which many migrants have fled.

With no deal, US government shutdown likely to drag on past Christmas

Financing for about a quarter of federal government programs - including the departments of Homeland Security, Justice and Agriculture - expired at midnight and will not be renewed until a deal is done.

Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, increase US spending

President Donald Trump signed the measure into law on Friday morning, ending a government shutdown that began just after midnight, when Congress was still debating the budget deal.


US Senate approves budget deal, too late to avert shutdown

The unexpected turn of events dragged the Senate proceedings into the wee hours and underscored the persistent inability of Congress and Trump to deal efficiently with Washington's most basic fiscal obligations of keeping the government open.

US shutdown: Senate stumbles shutdown, as Rand Paul blocks vote

A shutdown — technically a lapse in agency appropriations — became inevitable as GOP Sen. Rand Paul repeatedly held up votes on the budget plan

US shutdown: Midnight deadline creeps closer as Congress debates budget

House Democratic leaders opposed the measure -- arguing it should resolve the plight of immigrant ``Dreamers'' who face deportation after being brought to the US illegally as children -- but not with all their might.

Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement

Trump's comments were strikingly disconnected from the progress on Capitol Hill, where the House passed a short-term spending measure Tuesday night and Senate leaders were closing in on a larger, long-term pact ahead of a Thursday night deadline.