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CN strike prompts potash mine shutdown, triggering 550 temporary layoffs

Canada’s largest potash mine will temporarily shut down and lay off 550 employees, the latest casualties of a strike at Canadian National Railway Co. that has disrupted industries from fertilizer to farming. Nutrien Ltd. notified workers Monday that its mine in southeastern Saskatchewan will halt operations for two weeks starting Dec. 2. The vast majority…

White House: Donald Trump OK with second shutdown for border wall funding

WASHINGTON — Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says President Donald Trump is prepared for another government shutdown if Congress won’t work with him to secure the southern border. Mulvaney says Trump doesn’t want to see federal agencies closed again and doesn’t want to declare a national emergency either. But he says Trump…

SHUTDOWN: Democrats turn down Trump’s lunch invite to talk without Pelosi

WASHINGTON — The White House ran quickly into the limits of trying to bypass Speaker Nancy Pelosi in shutdown negotiations when rank-and-file House Democrats declined an invitation to lunch Tuesday with U.S. President Donald Trump. The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for Trump’s demand for border wall money and negotiate directly with…