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The Latest: Trump says he thinks a deal 'getting closer'

Jan 09, 2019 - Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):

12:40 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he thinks he and the Democrats are "getting closer" to a deal to end the budget stalemate that has partially shut down the government despite no evidence that any progress has been made.

And he's suggesting the partial government shutdown could be "a blessing in disguise" because, he suggests, it could lead to a broader immigration...