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A government proposal for a 10-mile wall around Burning Man could kill the festival in the desert favoured by Silicon Valley elite like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg

Burning Man, the annual arts and culture festival in the Nevada desert, is known to attract many Silicon Valley elite among its 80,000 attendees. The federal agency that administers the Black Rock Desert has proposed building a 10-mile concrete wall around the festival and making Burning Man pay for it. […]
A government proposal for a 10-mile wall around Burning Man could kill the festival in the desert favoured by Silicon Valley elite like Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg
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Congress passes the border-security compromise to avert another government shutdown

Congress on Thursday passed the border-security compromise attached to funding to avert another partial government shutdown. According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, President Donald Trump also plans to declare a national emergency to boost funding for physical barriers along the US-Mexico border. Democrats are calling the move an abuse […]
Congress passes the border-security compromise to avert another government shutdown
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‘We’re back at square one’: US government shutdown negotiations have stalled

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says negotiations to end the government shutdown are “back at square one.” Mulvaney says Democrats will not negotiate around the White House’s demand for $US5.6 billion for border security. The statements come a day after Saturday’s shutdown negotiations, which President Donald Trump […]
‘We’re back at square one’: US government shutdown negotiations have stalled