WATCH: US government shutdown begins after no deal between lawmakers, Trump

2018-12-22 07:32
US President Donald Trump.

US President Donald Trump. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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The US government began a Christmastime shutdown early on Saturday, after Congress adjourned without passing a federal spending bill or addressing President Donald Trump's demand for money to build a border wall.

Operations for several key agencies ceased at 00:01 on Saturday, despite last-ditch talks that continued on Capitol Hill between White House officials and congressional leaders in both parties.

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