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By BRIAN K. WALLOT and JOHN MCCOYWASHINGTON (AP) The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):12:30 p.m.

President Donald Trump says he has a deal with House Republicans on funding the government.

Trump says he’s negotiating with House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to come up with a bill that would fund the government through Sept. 30 and avoid a government shutdown.

Trump says the agreement will include a one-year delay to start paying the nation’s debts.

The White House says a deal has been reached.

The House is holding a closed-door session Thursday with GOP leaders.

The GOP-led House is expected to vote on the measure.

The Trump administration says the government will shut down in 30 days unless the House passes a bill to pay for the government, and the White House has called for a shutdown.___Follow AP government coverage at:https://apne.ws/2gJQyHd___The Associated Press writer Julie Pace in Washington contributed to this report.