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Senate OKs border deal; Trump will sign, declare emergency

The Senate resoundingly approved a border-security compromise Thursday that ignores most of President Donald Trump's demands for building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico but would prevent a new government shutdown. The White House said Trump would sign it but then declare a national emergency and perhaps invoke other executive powers to try to shift money from elsewhere in the federal budget to wall-building.

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Amazon dumps NYC headquarters and its promised 25,000 jobs

Amazon abruptly abandoned plans on Thursday for a big new headquarters in New York, a project that would have brought 25,000 jobs to the city, reversing course after politicians and activists objected to the nearly $3 billion in tax breaks promised to what is already one of the world's richest, most powerful companies.

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