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Lawmakers say they’ve reached a deal in principle on border security that would avoid another government shutdown.  Reports say the deal includes over one-billion-dollars for new barriers along the southern border.  That would be enough to cover about 55 miles of the border with a barrier.  The money is far short of the nearly six-billion dollars President Trump hoped to get for a wall.  Under the agreement, Democrats would give up their demand to cap the number of people Immigration and Customs Enforcement can hold at a time.  However, the deal includes funding for a limited number of detention beds, just over 40-thousand.  Legislators faced a deadline at the end of the week to reach a deal or risk another shutdown.

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