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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Stone Cold

A close Trump associate was indicted in the Mueller probe. Plus: The shutdown is poised to end—for now.
Source: Lynne Sladky / AP

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It’s Friday,On the 35th day of the government shutdown, federal employees missed their second consecutive paycheck, and travel was delayed across the country after the Federal Aviation Administration incoming flights at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, citing a staffing shortage. Escalating consequences appeared to cause President Donald Trump to capitulate.

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