In the recent 35-day shutdown, more than $9 billion in federal compensation went unpaid. The government was reopened for three weeks and it’s in the process of paying the amount owed to the workers who were furloughed.
The White House has failed to agree with Democratic lawmakers on border wall funding. Analysts note that president Trump will have to make a tough and fateful choice on the wall if the shutdown is to be averted.
A security glitch in Apple’s FaceTime app is letting people hear the other person they’re calling even if the call has not been accepted. In some cases, the glitch also allows users to see real-time video of the people they are calling.