As the federal government's partial shutdown enters its third week, the effects are beginning to pile up, the human toll coming into sharper focus.
Everyone from FBI agents to airline pilots has been asking Donald Trump and Congress to reach an agreement and reopen the government.
But the president is refusing to relent on his demand for $5 billion to fund a border wall, instead threatening vaguely that the shutdown could last years.
It's Trump's insistence on a wall that has manufactured this crisis, and it's the White House that has been leading negotiations with Democrats in Congress.
The US has weathered government shutdowns before, but the circumstances of this one are particularly embarrassing.
But the House didn't take up that bill and instead moved on a bill that purported to fund a wall.
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