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"Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Shay Stevens. Congressional negotiators say they've reached an agreement in principle to prevent another partial federal shutdown this Friday. The proposal calls for spending one point three seven five billion dollars in funding for border security. President Trump has demanded more than three and a half times as much spending for southern barrier and NPR's Kelsey Snell says it's unclear whether the agreement in principle will suffice. It all comes back to what President Trump is going to do and what he's going to say. And so far, we don't know only know is that the staff has been in touch with the White House staff, and we will await to hear what the president says once he sees the details of this bell NPR's Kelsey Snell, President Trump and democratic former congressman better overwork hell dueling rallies late Monday in the border town of El Paso, Texas, which is a works hometown. Trump told his audience that wall barrier save lives and keep out criminals or work was across the street rejecting that argument. The walls can or should keep them out. Instead, we welcome them with open arms or work is considering throwing his hat into the race for the twenty twenty democratic presidential nomination eight migrant families separated at the southern border are suing the federal government for damages Houston. Public. Media's Elizabeth tro ball has details on the personal injury claims filed against the department of homeland security and health and human services migrant parents say the government intentionally caused them extraordinary trauma. When officials took their children away from them last summer, each family is seeking six million dollars in damages. National immigration Justice center, attorney Mark Fleming is working with claimants and says the government has six months to take action. If we are unable to come to an agreement and resolve these with the government over the next six months in and they are not looking to negotiate with us in in good faith. It's at that point. That we would have the option to file in federal district court. He says he believes it's the first time separated families have filed this type of claim and expects more people to come forward for NPR news. I'm Elizabeth trove all in Houston immigrants from Honduras in the Paul are suing the Trump administration claiming a program that allowed them to live and work in the US was ended unfairly the plaintiffs village the decision to end so-called temporary protected status or TPS was motivated by racism. The suit was filed Sunday on behalf of six immigrants and two of their American born children about eighty six thousand hunters were granted TPS status after a devastating hurricane in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight and roughly fifteen thousand Nepalese were covered by the program after an earthquake in two thousand fifteen on Wall Street US stocks closed mixed Monday as investors await the outcome of trade talks between the US and China. The Dow fell fifty three points, the NASDAQ gained nine this is N P. P R news. More than half of all public school. Teachers in Denver stayed off the job Monday for the city's first teacher strike in twenty five years some students cross picket lines while others joined their educators in a March past city hall, the dispute centres on wages and bonuses tied to academic performance. The teacher's union wants the bonuses cut or eliminate it to free up money to reduce class sizes and hire more, nurses and other support personnel contract. Talks resume on Tuesday. The city council in Richmond has voted to rename a historic street after Arthur Ashe age activist and the first black tennis player to win three grand slam titles. As w c Roberto Rodin reports the vote came as Virginia deals with racial and sexual misconduct allegations against three of its top democratic officials Richmond's historic street known simply as boulevard will now be Arthur Ashe boulevard. The city council heard for more than three dozen supporters in the name change a similar proposal had failed twice before. But city council member Kim grey says she hopes the name serves as a rebuttal to the reputation the state has received following revelations that the governor and attorney general both appeared in blackface in the nineteen eighty s the Richmond of today is not represented by the territory and buffoonish behavior an explanation we have witnessed for the past ten days. Activists also called on city council to consider reigniting the debate around removing five statues to confederate leaders along Richmond's famous monument avenue for NPR. News. I'm Roberta role Dan in Richmond again in stocks. Asian shares are higher up two and a half percent in."