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We start with the latest news about the partial government shutdown, a crucial vote in Britain’s Parliament and today’s confirmation hearing for the attorney general nominee.
President Trump rejects a plan to pause the shutdown
The president said on Monday that he had turned down a proposal by Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to reopen the government for about three weeks to jump-start talks with Democrats.
Mr. Trump also said he didn’t want the impasse over $5.7 billion that he has demanded for a wall on the southwestern border to continue, but it wasn’t clear what he saw as an alternative.
Reaction: Polls show that a majority of Americans blame Mr. Trump and his party for the partial government shutdown, now in its fourth week. But among Republican voters, support for a wall is growing.
The effects: The number of transportation security officers who aren’t showing up to work without pay keeps…