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"From ABC news. I'm Linda Lopez the stalemate or funding for a border wall continues as President Trump again today tweeted, blame at Democrats calling this the Schumer shutdown Trump and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, and incoming house speaker Nancy Pelosi haven't spoken to each other in nineteen days since the day President Trump's abyss in the Oval Office. I am proud to shut down the government for border security. In the meantime, hundreds of thousands of federal workers hanging in the balance some working without pay and others for load over the holiday ABC's, Tara Mary in the middle of the government shutdown. The White House is losing its chief of staff. John Kelly gave a surprising new interview before stepping away. John Kelly stunning party as chief of staff telling the LA times, the White House has given up on President Trump's signature campaign promise of a concrete barrier on the southern border saying to be honest is not a wall. The president still says wall oftentimes, frankly, he'll say, Barry. Or fencing now he's tended towards still slats. Kelly did say the president was right to make border security a top priority. We do have an immigration problem if we don't fix the laws than they will keep coming. He said they have known, and they do know that if they can get here, they can generally speaking, stay ABC's, Kenneth moten reporting customs and border protection chief Kevin McLean and responding today to the deaths of two Guatemalan children in US border patrol custody saying migrant children will now receive thorough medical checks in custody and also telling ABC's this week the country needs to take a hard non-political. Look at immigration. We need a sober-minded. Nonpartisan look at our immigration laws to to really confront and grapple with the fact that children and families are coming into this cycle mcelwain. And also saying the US needs to invest in Central America. Moscow says it's ready to talk to the US in two thousand nineteen Vladimir Putin has sent a new year letter to President Trump, according to the Kremlin. Putin said that Moscow was ready for a dialogue with Trump on a wide ranging agenda who. Also sent another letter to Syria's President promising to continue the fight against terrorism.."