10 things you need to know today: July 30, 2018

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1. Trump threatens government shutdown over border wall

President Trump on Sunday threatened to shut down the federal government this fall if Congress fails to approve funding for his promised border wall as part of comprehensive immigration reform. "I would be willing to 'shut down' government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall!" Trump tweeted. "Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!" Congress has to pass a funding bill by Sept. 30, and Trump's threat raised the possibility of a shutdown just before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, something Republicans want to avoid.

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