Sources: Pres. Trump intends to sign deal to avoid shutdown

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Two sources close to the president have indicated that Trump is very likely to sign a bipartisan spending deal. The agreement would end nearly two months of gridlock and prevent another partial government shutdown.

Trump said Tuesday he would need more time to study the plan, but he also declared he was not expecting another shutdown this weekend when funding for parts of the government would run out.

A budget bill must be signed into law by midnight Friday to avoid a second shutdown this year.

Lawmakers from both parties have reached a deal that would provide nearly $1.4 billion for border barriers. That's about one-fourth of the money Trump demanded for a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico.

Trump says he's looking to supplement border wall funding with money from other parts of the government.