Senate lawmakers unveil bipartisan gun violence bill, teeing up votes this week on an incremental but notable package that would stand as Congress's response to mass shootings in Texas and New York that shook the nation.
"I'm through talking," says Senator John Cornyn as he exits Senate negotiations aimed at curbing gun violence plaguing the US.
Meanwhile, the US president also reverses course, claiming he and the American intelligence community are "in agreement" after branding them "naive" and in need of schooling the day before.
The US Senate began a major, free-for-all immigration debate, its first in nearly five years, that could decide the fate of hundreds of thousands of "Dreamer" immigrants, young people brought into the country illegally years ago as children.
US Congress ends a brief government shutdown by reaching a wide-ranging deal that is expected to push budget deficits into the $1 trillion-a-year zone.
The US House of Representatives passed a short-term measure on Monday to fund the federal government through February 8 and end a three-day government shutdown.
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