Opposing bills to end US shutdown fail in Senate, with no clear path forward

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Trump suffers fresh blow as Democratic proposal got more Republican votes than his own

Donald Trump suffered a fresh blow on Thursday when a Democratic proposal to reopen the US government got more votes in the Republican-controlled Senate than his own – though both failed in a mood of grim inevitability.

A measure backed by the president, including $5.7bn to help build a wall on the US-Mexico border, had a vote count of 50-47 in the US Senate – well short of the 60 required to advance it over a Democratic filibuster.

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