Partial Federal Govt. Shutdown Coming at Midnight

    Washington, D.C. (AP) - Nine of 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies will temporarily lose funding, including national parks and forests.

    White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney is instructing agencies "to execute plans for an orderly shutdown" when government funding lapses at midnight.

    The partial government shutdown is expected after President Donald Trump wasn't able to agree with Democrats and Republicans in Congress over funding for his border wall with Mexico. Despite negotiations over the last 48 hours, they remain at an impasse.

    Mulvaney says in a memo for government executives that "we are hopeful that this lapse in appropriations will be of short duration" but that employees should report to work when scheduled to "undertake orderly shutdown activities."

    Nine of 15 Cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies will temporarily lose funding, including the departments of Homeland Security, Transportation, Interior, Agriculture, State and Justice, as well as national parks and forests.

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