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Politicians in the US have announced an agreement in principle which will hopefully avoid another government shutdown, they have agreed to nearly $1.4bn for the construction of the border wall with Mexico.

It came as US President Donald Trump pushed his politically explosive crusade at a rally in the frontier city of El Paso.

The agreed amount is far less than the $5.7bn Mr Trump has demanded. But if accepted, the deal would avoid another critical standoff in which Mr Trump has threatened to cut budgets from large government departments.

-Daniel Potter