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Trump plans ’emergency’ to fund wall as Congress moves to avert shutdown

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Trump plans 'emergency' to fund wall as Congress moves to avert shutdownPresident Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall, the White House said Thursday, a move that alarmed US lawmakers shortly before they passed legislation to avert a government shutdown. Trump has signaled he will sign the massive spending measure keeping federal agencies operational through September 30. Trump will take the action “to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said shortly before the Senate passed the spending bill.