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Boeing’s software update to the 737 Max 8 was reportedly delayed more than a month because of the government shutdown

The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the government shutdown delayed an important software fix to the Boeing 737 Max 8 for five weeks.
A photo of Joshua Tree National Park taken in February of 2019.

I went to Joshua Tree after the government shutdown. Even though it looked picture-perfect, it could actually take the park 300 years to recover from ...

When I visited Joshua Tree this month, I didn't see any evidence of vandalism from the government shutdown. But the real damage may not be visible.
President Donald Trump talks with a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agent while participating in a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes.

Trump will declare a national emergency to build his border wall. Here’s what could happen next.

The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency to secure more border-wall funds.
President Donald Trump talks to reporters in the Oval Office on January 9, 2019.

Trump will sign the bipartisan border-security deal and declare a national emergency to get more wall money

"He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time," McConnell said.

Trump reportedly wants to grab funds intended for disaster relief, military housing, and flood-control projects to pay for his border wall

President Donald Trump has been eyeing a move that could secure more funding for his border wall without resorting to declaring a national emergency.
President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, Texas, on Monday.

Trump is reportedly ready to sign the border deal to avoid another shutdown — but is hinting at finding other ways to secure more wall funding

Trump could sign the deal to avoid a shutdown but also declare a national emergency or sign an executive order to get money for a border wall.

Top Republicans say Trump could still declare a national emergency to get money for the wall, even if he signs the bipartisan border-security deal

"And all along I felt like this might be more than a one-step process," Sen. Hoeven told INSIDER. "So this is kind of the first step."

Trump appears to have already soured on border-security plan, saying it would be Democrats’ fault if the government shuts down again

"I can’t say I'm happy," President Donald Trump said. "I can’t say I’m thrilled."
President Donald Trump talks with a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agent while participating in a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes.

Trump’s staunchest allies are already bashing the ‘garbage’ bipartisan border deal that could stave off another government shutdown

The tentative deal would reportedly have just $1.375 billion to the border wall — a far cry from the $5.7 billion President Donald Trump has demanded.
US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in El Paso, Texas, on February 11, 2019, calling for a border wall to be built.

The tentative deal to avoid a 2nd shutdown would give Trump less than 25% of the money he wants for the wall

Lawmakers reached a provisional agreement for border-security funding on Monday evening that they hope will avert another government shutdown.