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Trump Will Sign Border Deal to Avoid Shutdown: Report

President Donald Trump will put pen to paper on the border-security deal in order to avoid another partial government shutdown, CNN reports. Citing two unnamed sources who the cable network says have spoken directly with the president, Trump will sign the agreement despite saying Tuesday that he was “not happy” about it. The bipartisan pact lawmakers reached Monday night includes just $1.375 billion for about 50 miles of fencing along Texas’ border with Mexico—Trump wanted more than $5 billion for his pet project. To avoid another shutdown, Congress faces a deadline to get a deal passed and signed by Trump before Friday.