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(Associated Press/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump moved closer Thursday to declaring a national emergency in an effort to secure funds for a border wall and resolve a government shutdown now into its 20th day.

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He's vowed to keep the government closed as long as it takes to secure funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Now, as the partial government shutdown enters its third week, President Donald Trump is hinting at a different approach: declaring a national emergency.

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